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To Capture a Poet

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To Capture a Poet

The best way to capture a poet
You can place them in a cage of words
Within verse their emotions contained
Each beat of their heart steeped in the pain

You can place them in a cage of words
Still they will write their way to freedom
Each beat of their heart steeped in pain
They wake up in the morning and sing

Still they will write their way to freedom
Poets are a complicated breed
They wake up in the morning and sing
With inspiration their souls will rise

Poets are a complicated breed
With their words they cut away the chains
With inspiration their souls will rise
Through worded walls they make their escape

With their words they cut away the chains
Within verse their emotions contained
Through worded walls they make their escape
With words you can't capture a poet

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  1. Date: 4/17/2014 1:49:00 PM
    This is so very true. Lovely write richard.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/17/2014 2:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Louise.
  1. Date: 3/3/2014 4:11:00 PM
    I'm impressed with this wonderful pantoum, Richard, you capture why poet's write poetry

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/3/2014 4:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Sheri.
  1. Date: 1/23/2014 2:27:00 AM
    Some time ago I added this poem to my fav's. My intention at that time was to one day get to know you a little better then ask if I could please tweet a link to this piece. So today with a slightly better rapport with you I'd like to ask if I may tweet a link to this poem. I don't have many followers, and am not sure if my previous links to poems have created much traffic, but may I try?

    thirtyseven Avatar scott thirtyseven
    Date: 1/23/2014 10:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It has been done, best of luck with the resultant influx of readers (LOL). I have sent that mail. Cheers mate, Scott
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/23/2014 7:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Absolutely Scott I would be honored. Soup mail me and tell me more about yourself.
  1. Date: 1/21/2014 6:21:00 AM
    So True for those who have a poetic heart. It never dies....Simply Beautiful.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/21/2014 8:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ;0)
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 4:41:00 PM
    That is one great poem. I haven't heard of this form before, but you've got me hooked.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/20/2013 5:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It is a very old form which has lost its popularity. I personally like it. Thanks for visiting.
  1. Date: 12/17/2013 9:08:00 PM
    Perfectly penned. This form really showcases the wonderful lines. It's got to be one of your best of all the best! Going in my faves. So inspiring. Wishing you a wonderful and joyous season :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/18/2013 8:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Karen, I hadn't written one of these in a while, I had to really think my way through it. I'm pleased it resonated with you.
  1. Date: 12/17/2013 7:12:00 PM
    Yes, words will set us free, as long as they are the right ones, as indeed these are Rick. Inspirational poem. Take care Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/18/2013 8:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Rich, you are kind.
  1. Date: 12/17/2013 8:21:00 AM
    Astounding write! Poets "write their way to freedom" That pretty much sums it up.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/17/2013 9:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Monterey.
  1. Date: 12/17/2013 8:00:00 AM
    wow, Richard. Too bad no pantoum contest in sight. This would be a prize poem for one!! I love how you used that form to emulate poets.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/17/2013 9:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea, run a Pantoum contest and I will happily enter it*lol*
  1. Date: 12/17/2013 7:35:00 AM
    well scribed, rich.. we cannot dissect the expression of an artist in its fullest.. that's the mystery of poetry... enjoyed, enjoyed!.. huggs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/17/2013 9:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks and a big hug!
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 3:51:00 PM
    Lovely write, Richard.........Although......I'm captured, captivated, and and totally caught by words.......Have a safe trip home to your sweetie........

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/17/2013 8:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ;0)
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 12/16/2013 4:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Perhaps that's a good thing. It will heighten your anticipation all that more. In time.....all in good time.........All things work for the best of those who love the Lord.....You never know...why the delay.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/16/2013 4:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen, I am looking forward to getting home. Unfortunately I have a 3 hour wait here in Calgary.
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 12:27:00 PM
    You know the poet's heart so well, perhaps it is the reason why I felt inspired to write a Cleri hew for you, please check out my morning poetry, entitled: A clerihew for Richard, hope you like it, you started the ball rolling with the clerihew challenge, hope more join in, have a great day, xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/16/2013 3:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    On my way to check it out. Sitting in an airport in Calgary waiting to go home.
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 12:10:00 PM
    i liked the cage of words beautifully drawn excellently penned vision

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/16/2013 3:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Liam.
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 12:05:00 PM
    A breathtaking gem as usual, dear Ricky! High waves of deeply felt emotions splashing diamonds high up in a dark sky of blue, blue feelings... Hugs, Hanitra

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/16/2013 3:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hanitra! What a pleasant surprise, so nice to have a visit from you.
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 9:37:00 AM
    aayyyyyy Richard how gorgeous! You took a format and made it mean something more than a class subject; you made it tangible to our hearts. BRAVA!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/16/2013 3:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Aww thanks Tot, that is so sweet.
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 9:01:00 AM
    Richard this is all so achingly true. I think I will declare poetry to be the fifth dimension. What an amazing, difficult and heartfelt write.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/16/2013 3:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I like that idea Mark. We are all part of the fifth dimension, we should take our show on the road. Thanks for your thoughtful comment.
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 8:27:00 AM
    a well thought out write Rick it has a fun element to it too splendid write Shadow x smile hug

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/16/2013 3:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Shadow. Big hug back.
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 7:24:00 AM
    Quite right here. Though, to capture me, it'll take some fresh-baked Lasagna, garlic bread, & some Muscadine wine, while holding an old Nintendo in your hands. Nicely done!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/16/2013 3:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ha ha, now all the ladies that read this will be sending you dinner invitations.
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 5:04:00 AM
    I agree with words you can't capture a poet, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/16/2013 5:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Dr. Ram for your kind visit.
  1. Date: 12/16/2013 5:00:00 AM
    Captured words penned express your emotion...Enjoyed reading this one today..Thanks for the visit to my page..The days 'pon the calendar have contain good and bad but the good outways the bad..Sara

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/16/2013 5:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    So glad to hear that Sara. Thanks for visiting.