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Can I

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Can I

Can I be considered a Poet
If I don't know the styles
Or is it more about expressing
Life's joys and it's trials

I forget about the formula
I rarely get it right
I place the words upon the page
In hopes that they take flight

They never have a chance to fly
Without you reading them
You are my motivation
That's why I do it all again

Exchange of ideas
Words can cast a spell
Lines on a page
With a story to tell

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  1. Date: 7/2/2014 7:14:00 PM
    I can relate to this, in the past two months I have learned soo much on styles and forms, but through it all, my heart and soul is in every word. and I read and relate to you so perfectly.

  1. Date: 5/6/2014 2:59:00 PM
    Hi Richard, another well thought out read. Answer to your question, you are most definitely a poet. Now you know so many styles. Personally It Is all about expressing yourself and you do that so well. I came hear to the Soup knowing It was above my simple talents, It still Is, but I just keep going. This one fairly skips of the page and once again holds the interest all the way through. The way I see It, just open the heart and let It speak. Have a good day. Your Friend always....MIKE

  1. Date: 8/25/2013 12:35:00 AM
    Do you need to ask????

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/25/2013 6:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ha ha, thanks!
  1. Date: 11/2/2012 6:33:00 PM
    Yes. Write, write, and write some more. Some of it's verse and some of it's prose. Anything we write will be half in the dung heap anyway. Until you have 107 people tell you that it's good (because at least 5 of those people are family/friends and 101 is cliche). Make up your own forms if you don't know. Someone had to make up the sonnet anyway.

  1. Date: 11/2/2012 2:47:00 AM
    Love it...love it...love it! Your poem speaks volumes of what i think its all about - (Expressing yourself).....yeah im not so good with all the poetry styles either.....HeHe....this is really entertaining and a great poem - Shaz

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/2/2012 8:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am glad you agree, I have zero poetic training so I stumble my way through the dark.
  1. Date: 10/30/2012 2:03:00 PM
    words straight from heart reach other hearts easily and without any effort....doesn't matter how artistic and sophisticated words are ,if they don't hv a soul they would never leave a mark... your words are full of soul so they will always take the flight and cast a spell...:))

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/30/2012 4:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Irfana, there are certain people in life who you feel an instant connection too, you are one of those people. Have a wonderful evening.
  1. Date: 10/30/2012 8:07:00 AM
    A pleasure to sit and read poetry this morning. We are getting snow from the Hurricane and the cold northern air coming down from Canada here is Piqua, Ohio this morning. I am glad your excellent poem was one that I came across to read. I hope you are having a good day and if you are in the mist of this weather that you are safe and remain safe Richard. Love, Carol

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/30/2012 8:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Safe here on the West Coast of Canada, thanks for concearn. My prayers are with the people of New York and other ares that are being effected.
  1. Date: 10/30/2012 7:46:00 AM
    "Or is it more about expressing life's joys and it's trials" You nailed it my friend! Never did get into all the different styles... mine come straight from the heart! Love it Richard... well expressed, Jack

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/30/2012 7:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Jack, it is sometimes good to know less and be unrestrained by the rules. On the other hand we may be limiting our ability to fully express ourselves ?
  1. Date: 10/30/2012 5:56:00 AM
    Ohh, we read them because we love them. Words have stories, feelings attached to them. Especially they come from someone who knows how to wield their magic. Awesome write, Richard. Enjoyed. Love ya, Toquyen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/30/2012 7:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Toquyen glad you liked it.
  1. Date: 10/29/2012 5:55:00 PM
    An enjoyable read. No, I don't think the best poetry always follows a preset form. I do enjoy a good rhyme. Thanks for your comments on my "Abused Heart". Love, Joyce

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/29/2012 6:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Joyce, I enjoyed reading your work as well, keep in touch.
  1. Date: 10/29/2012 3:34:00 PM
    Yes you may tell it any way you see fit. You can use form or just be a free spirit and write by design, either way, I love to read your poetry, it says much about the joy in your heart when it comes to sharing your writing, glad I stopped in, have a great evening Richard, keep writing, I will eagerly read your poetic escapades, hugs vie

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/29/2012 6:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your kind words and for making me smile. Your comments are appreciated. I have not had any kind of poetic training so feed back like your's means a lot. Hugs back
  1. Date: 10/29/2012 1:59:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your creative work..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..Sara

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/29/2012 2:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Sara, I appreciate you stopping by.
  1. Date: 10/29/2012 11:57:00 AM
    i agree with john w. there's a poet within everyone/ some don't let it out/but your last lines poetically express what poets are about.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/29/2012 12:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, I think in our current society Poetry is undervalued. It is good to be part of a community that appreciates this form of communication. Thanks for taking time to weigh in
  1. Date: 10/29/2012 10:04:00 AM
    I believe you can. I believe you are. I think all are poets; many are mute.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/29/2012 10:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I like that John. Thanks for not being one of the mute and having a voice to boot. A little corny but I could't resist. Appreciate you stopping by.