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We Met Halfway

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We Met Halfway

I met you halfway.
Why did you have to take the bigger half?
I held your heart in my broken fingers,
my throbbing nerves were soothed by the cold.

You lashed out at me, 
breaking through my second skin.
Perhaps you thought it was armor.
Leaving me sitting, 
crying,
halfway between heartache and sorrow. 

I looked at you with contorted eyes.
Listened with my popped eardrums.
You sang your maniacal song.
Fortunately I could not hear,
I was halfway under the ocean of my fears.
Afraid of losing you,
being lost in you,
losing my mind.

Halfway not moving,
stuck.
Wanting you. 
Why you?
Why me?
There can be no meeting halfway!
I chose different,
that was no place to stay.
I turned,
I ran,
went my seperate way.
All the while you chose,
to sit and cry.
For some strange reason stayed.

Locked, 
lost,
in our yesterday.
Halfway from reaching,
grasping,
understanding,
that for us,
there is no tomorrow.





For Archaic Poet's first contest.

His poem that I re-imagined is called "Meet Me Half Way"

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  1. Date: 12/6/2013 5:21:00 PM
    Richard What a powerful and deep write. You have so much emotion and feeling in each line and verse. Its meaning is well written and gets to the heart of the reader. Nice job Thanks for the congrats on my Vampire poem. Hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/31/2014 5:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry for the late response. Thanks so much.
  1. Date: 11/20/2013 1:07:00 PM
    I want everyone to know that I made a major goof when I judged my contest. It was my first time judging one and I found it a bit confusing. Richard deserved a winning spot in my contest and I am very sorry that this excellent poem was not included due to my inexperience with the judging process.

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet
    Date: 11/21/2013 8:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No problem, my friend. Thanks to your advice, I was able to fix the outcome so you now have a winning place for all to see because you rightfully deserved it :)
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/20/2013 1:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are very sweet for posting this note. I feel honoured! Thanks Chan.
  1. Date: 11/13/2013 8:05:00 AM
    Hi my friend!...thank you for visiting my poetry...wish I could do the same for everyone here...my navigating abilities and awareness are not so good, but, i try as hard to take pleasure in everything I stumble upon this site whenever I'm blessed with time. what a loving freedom this is to my maudlin mind! So, you're one exceptional poetic person to thank for in this celebrated moment of my lifetime. Keep an ink-ful pen by your bedside. You'll never know when a beautiful thought strikes. :-)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/13/2013 8:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It was my pleasure Wendy!
  1. Date: 11/10/2013 12:21:00 PM
    Richard,,so powerful and heart wrenching piece...this one so mellowed my heart...gave me even a heartbreak...you write with all your heart - a perfect essence why poets like you are born to win hearts of many...thanks for being a joy and inspiration..an exceptional that you are ~~ your dear soup friend, wendy

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/12/2013 8:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I don't know how I missed this comment till now. This makes my day, Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou.
  1. Date: 11/7/2013 10:06:00 AM
    Richard, dear friend, I understand and admire your writing to the degree that each time I try to meet you halfway I fall flat on my face after the first step.... You sir, are an overcomer.... Jake

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/7/2013 11:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What a great comment John, you made my day.
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 8:46:00 AM
    WOW Richard! This was good. Sometimes we are willing to meet halfway, but the other person isn't. I think this is great for the contest. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/6/2013 9:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure Lucilla.
  1. Date: 11/3/2013 8:52:00 PM
    Lost, torn, let down and so many more emotions brought to the surface in this write Rick. These situations are never easy to understand or accept. This write is like shining a light into a dark corner. Take care, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/4/2013 7:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much, I always find your comments are filled with light.
  1. Date: 11/3/2013 9:08:00 AM
    Fantastic! You took an incredibly powerful opening stanza and managed to build on it all the way through.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/3/2013 9:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Monterey, the credit goes to Archaic Poet. My poem grew from the seeds of his poem. Thanks for this wonderful comment.
  1. Date: 11/3/2013 7:21:00 AM
    Good morning Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/3/2013 8:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning back Donna, thanks for adding me to your poem.
  1. Date: 11/2/2013 11:10:00 PM
    Excellent passionate write this is my dear friend Richard! A winning piece for me! You did it very well. So love it and enjoyed. Thank you so much for sharing again one of your precious gems this morning-my honor. Also, belated thanks for your kind visit in my last poem. I was also smiling with your inspiring comments there;)))). Thanks a lot again! Just came back from a long journey/travel. Biggest hugs and have a great weekend to you and your love ones! love lots, Leonora

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/3/2013 8:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I hope you had a most excellent journey and adventure. Thanks for your visit and kind comment.
  1. Date: 11/2/2013 5:45:00 PM
    excellent and very clever poetry....

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/3/2013 8:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Harry.
  1. Date: 11/2/2013 3:45:00 PM
    I read Arch.'s poem and am rereading this poem again..Half way from reaching..grasping ..understanding that for us there is no tomorrow'...Sometimes to forget and move on is the only way in such situations...I guess I see his poem in the way you saw it too..I could never express as well as you did..as deep.Excellent

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/3/2013 8:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I doubt that Charmain, you are very articulate. Thanks for such a sweet and thoughtful comment.
    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop
    Date: 11/2/2013 3:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Express it i meant oops : ) and tnks for reading my last post
  1. Date: 11/2/2013 3:29:00 PM
    I don't know what to write, Richard. It left me very unsettled and confused....She's maniacal and yet towards the end you feel sorry for her...I don't know....it left me......hanging... no closure....Very well written....no questions there....Take care...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/3/2013 8:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have know abusive relationships and for some reason you feel connected to the abuser and yes you can feel sorry for them. I felt story for my dad for the loss of the love he so desperatly wanted, craved and eventually always lost. I was sad for the potential of who he could have been had he not been so badly broken.
  1. Date: 11/2/2013 1:29:00 PM
    - Painful and deeply written dear Richard!! - Have a great weekend - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/3/2013 8:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne Lise
  1. Date: 11/2/2013 12:30:00 PM
    One that went deep Richard..thanks....liked it a lot...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/3/2013 8:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Donna, I am pleased.
  1. Date: 11/2/2013 11:25:00 AM
    great poem.excellent richard. (: )Jenish.

  1. Date: 11/2/2013 10:16:00 AM
    Hi, I have heard this one ,long time ago"the biggest love is one we only dream and anticipate,knowing it will newer be return" It looks like you have meet that kind of love.It's not easy but it's worth it. Thank you for sharing,Ivy

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/3/2013 8:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am fortunate to now know a deep yet uncomplicated pure love.
  1. Date: 11/2/2013 9:50:00 AM
    Such beauty in pain, so you have been able to do here....now we have stop crying and find a good curry dish! I knooow you like it!! ;)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/2/2013 9:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ha ha, yes I most certainly do. Thanks for commenting and visiting.
  1. Date: 11/2/2013 9:16:00 AM
    I will read A.Poet's poem later..I love the title and the poem says so much about a relationship that can t seem to make it work.There should be no fear of loosing someone where love resides..but only security and care..but maybe that isn t how it goes many times.An outstanding poem.Love and romance is always my favourite topic..Gone right or wrong.Bravo"!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/2/2013 9:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for this thoughtful comment. I have experienced dysfunctional love and functional nurturing love. I prefer the latter, although the first type can be very exciting for a time.