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Below is the poem of the week entitled Broken People which was written by poet Richard Lamoureux.


Broken People

I wish to be with the broken people
The get in your face challange me people
The sometimes hidden
Sitting in a dark corner kinda people
The don't you love me
I wish you seen me sorta people
People just being real people
Not having to have it all together people
Doing their best to figure it out people
Dancing singing without the smooth moves people

I don't care about the color of their skin
Or what others think of as their sin
They don't need to be perfect to win
Seeing and listening is where I'll begin
Beyond appearance of fat or thin
I only know what I know
I've never been where they've been.

We'll start 
with our broken smiles
It's the best we've got
It might seem like so little 
still I think it's a lot
Through life's struggles we've all fought
Lessons needed learning
Experienced not taught
Real is real it couldn't be bought

So forget the fake people
The all about perfect hair and clothes people
The I live in the right neighborhood and drive the right car people
It's all about me, top of the hill people
They only hang out with the supremely cool people
Those too important to talk to me people
Thinking they're the best of the best kinda people
When all along they are merely Sheeple 
Ba ba baaing, thinking they are strong instead of feeble

I love characters 
People who are unique
I look under exteriors to gain a peek
Strength of lions disguised in meek
Unconcerned with fab or being chic
Worth listening to if alowed to speak
The stories they tell will make your eyes leak

For in the end
We are all broken
Stumbling and choking
Disguising hurt with our joking
Victims of others and their poking
So look close maybe you'll see
Eyes that aren't blank 
Hearts that aren't empty
Who we think of as complicated
In the end might not be
They might push when you come close
Yet they are affectionate times three
Just a bit afraid and broken 
Wishing  and wanting
to be a part of we!











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  1. Date: 5/25/2015 2:36:00 AM

    Richard, congratulations on poem of the week with this beautifully penned piece

  1. Date: 5/24/2015 10:52:00 PM

    Hi Richard, this amazing write certain deserves the honor of being Poem Of The Week, many congrats!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/25/2015 12:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks David!
  1. Date: 5/24/2015 10:33:00 PM

    Congratulations on be chosen as Poem of the Week Richard! Verlena

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/25/2015 12:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It was a very nice surprise. Thanks for visiting Verlena.
  1. Date: 5/24/2015 6:09:00 PM

    No doubt about is Richard. poet you most definitely are. Straight from the heart and soul with this poem. It is so good That I wish I had written it. Definitely a tripple seven for this one....peter

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/24/2015 7:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Peter, coming from you I take this as a huge honor. You are one of the poets here that I greatly respect.
  1. Date: 5/24/2015 4:30:00 PM

    Kudos!!! Bleeple....Wow u r awesome and have a unique talent as a vehicle to portray your awesomeness. I'm in awe! Jill

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/24/2015 7:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Much appreciated Jill.
  1. Date: 5/24/2015 4:16:00 PM

    Thankyou for seeing beneath our beautiful and loving us for the real people that We are.. A favourite of the year from me : )

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/24/2015 7:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wow! Thanks Charmaine.
  1. Date: 5/24/2015 4:04:00 PM

    A great job expressing how down to earth people are and how much they have to share. Congrats on it being chosen POTW Richard!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/24/2015 8:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Connie;0)
  1. Date: 5/24/2015 3:34:00 PM

    many congrats on poem of the week Richard - outstanding write Richard:-) hugs Jan xx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/24/2015 8:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hugs back to you Jan.
  1. Date: 5/24/2015 3:12:00 PM

    Hello Richard, Brilliant job here as usual. Congratulations are certainly in order for Poem of the Week!! A definite "7" + A FAV!! Best Always, Gary

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/24/2015 8:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Gary, much appreciated.
  1. Date: 5/24/2015 12:04:00 PM

    Yes! Poem of the Week!!! Congrats Richard!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/24/2015 8:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Kim. I was very surprised.
  1. Date: 5/24/2015 10:05:00 AM

    My sentiments so precisely and beautifully captured exactly as I would never even hope to capture in great lyrical language. I am teaching a Permaculture Design class to homeless and otherwise outcast folks. This poem's sentiment is why and why it is so much fun to learn what they all have to teach me about decomposition and regenesis through hard-fought taught lessons.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/24/2015 8:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I too am involved with the homeless population so I especially appreciate your kind comment.
  1. Date: 5/24/2015 7:56:00 AM

    This is an awesome write.The entire time I was thinking is he writing about me. I'm sure that's what everyone else was thinking too. Because whether we want to admitt it or not we're all just broken. I'm glad l stopped by to view this 7+++ piece. Congratulatons on getting the poem of the week.-Alexis

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/24/2015 9:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Alexis, this is a pleasant surprise. I have never been chosen for poem of the week before.
  1. Date: 5/23/2015 10:24:00 PM

    you are a People's poet, Richard, and I love this poem!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/24/2015 9:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Andrea.;0)
  1. Date: 5/23/2015 11:40:00 AM

    touching a beating heart with possibility thank you

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/24/2015 9:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My pleasure Catherine.
  1. Date: 5/23/2015 11:16:00 AM

    Truly fantastic write my friend. ALL are broken people as mankind fell once and has not risen since. Those that see mercy as the gift its meant to be , embrace it and gift it are ahead of the game already. May be praise not accepted but poets are most often broken people trying to help others because helping others is the prime directive for healing oneself...A7

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/24/2015 9:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are kind Robert.
    Lindley Avatar Robert Lindley Date: 5/23/2015 11:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Adding this gem to my fav list here. Thanks..
  1. Date: 5/23/2015 10:33:00 AM

    This poem shouts out the message that the people who stir up the pot of conformity and suffer for their actions should be our heroes. Praise be given to the thinkers, poets, story tellers and common people for they are the truth Sayers and simple folks that keep us company on our journey through life. Emile. #7+++

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/24/2015 9:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Amen to that Emile.
  1. Date: 5/23/2015 8:12:00 AM

    utterly superb write Rick I like your kinda people they are my kinda too. you can keep the sheeple people hugs 7 (try baaing instead of baing)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/23/2015 8:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Shadow. ;0)
  1. Date: 5/23/2015 8:06:00 AM

    Richard, as one of the broken people, I thank you for this amazing, inspiring and impressive write, a perfect 7 and thanks for visiting my poem, words frozen, oh yes the muse is with me . . .

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/23/2015 8:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much for this heartfelt response.
  1. Date: 5/23/2015 8:03:00 AM

    I forgot ... this is going into my favorites. I truly love the message in this poem. Hugs

  1. Date: 5/23/2015 7:52:00 AM

    This is a very sweet poem, Richard. My favorite lines are "The sometimes hidden Sitting in a dark corner kinda people The don't you love me I wish you seen me sorta people" because I think these are the ones who lose. Not everyone is able to share their pain openly.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/23/2015 8:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Becca, those lines capture it for me as well.
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