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We Stare at our Feet

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Below is the poem entitled We Stare at our Feet which was written by poet Richard Lamoureux. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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We Stare at our Feet

He sits and wonders why he's here
As his tears flow into his beer
Deep inside where the pain is kept
His whole life he has felt so lost
Wrong decisions horrible cost
Hurt remains even though he's wept

Soon the beer is gone time to go
He is now living on Skid Row
A phantom walking on the street
Trying to gather quarters and dimes
Perhaps this time pleasures of wine
Depending on people he meets

Pattern repeated every day
So sad but still living this way
No more dreaming of an escape
He thinks the bottle is his friend
Even if not he will pretend
He drinks so pain will lose it's shape

No one see's the invisible man
We fail to do the best that we can
We leave him to suffer on the street
We think we're doing good when we just pray
Nothing gets done by thinking this way
Still we walk by and stare at our feet

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  1. Date: 2/23/2013 4:30:00 PM
    Forgot to rank it...silly me!

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 4:29:00 PM
    A 7, my dear! Here is a verse from James that echoes your thoughts: James 4: 17 If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them. You nailed this inspired thought in the last two lines! Great piece! BTW....Your blue eye was beautiful, but I like seeing your whole face more! ;) Thanks for the visits on my work! BTW...Guru Jad thinks you're awesome!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/23/2013 4:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh yes....I did follow your advice on the last two lines...I also make changes to Make Love to ME! :)
  1. Date: 2/12/2013 7:39:00 AM
    Good morning Rick :) have a great day :D

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
    Very true just taking the time to talk to someone can make a difference...nicely said

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 11:31:00 AM
    Wow, this is a deep and an intriguing write my friend! I enjoyed reading this masterful poem this afternoon! What an amazing piece, quite the inspirational poem, Great Work!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/11/2013 12:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Russell, it's nice to see your Photo
  1. Date: 2/11/2013 9:29:00 AM
    Great thoughts Rick, changes will not happen if only having a pray, pray and action will be the perfect combination to make it right :) - good morning Rick wishing you a lovely day to start on your first day in this week :D - Hug, yanny