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When I Rise

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When I Rise

When I rise
Early in the morning
My mind is spinning with thoughts
You ask me
"How can you be so energetic?"

I have no answer
I feel like I have always embraced the morning
When I go to bed
I fall asleep instantly
This gift has granted me my sanity

My mind feels fresh
Ideas flow like water from my soul
I am anxious to put pen to paper
Or should I say finger to screen
Paper seems a lifetime ago

I never know which path my mind will take
My mood and inspiration ever changing 
Drawn to the past or present
Perhaps to a future I previously never imagined
Sometimes experiencing sadness, but never for long
Enough time spent there in earlier life

When I look back at the stages of my life
I feel I have lived many lives
Somehow through all of them, I have arrived here
The reconstituted me
Almost unrecognizable from the earlier evaporated self
Confidence where none previously existed
Joy replacing fear
No more pretending, I can be me
I don't have to wear a perpetual smile
I have permission to cry
Laughter now flows from deep within me
Love is no longer something to be protected from
My heart is vulnerable and safe

Now when I rise
I look at you and I am thankful 
I was made to be with you
You know the past present and the potential of me
You smile
And I know it is going to be another good day

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  1. Date: 8/31/2013 4:15:00 PM

    I'm an early riser as well...Nothing like the freshness of morning hours to write...correct papers...or do just about anything. This was a sweet write...especially the ending! Romantic!!! She is a lucky woman!

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 9:38:00 AM

    I really enjoyed this poem. I know exactly what you mean...its a great feeling

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 11/9/2012 11:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am so glad to hear that, thanks so much for taking time to write.
  1. Date: 11/8/2012 11:21:00 PM

    Touching and glorious verse! Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed reading. :D Always, Laura

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 11/9/2012 7:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much Laura.
  1. Date: 11/8/2012 10:45:00 PM

    awesome write Richard,..i enjoy reading your poem this morning...wonderful,,,thanks for sharing your great penned <3<3<3 luv it..:) SK

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 11/8/2012 11:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much for letting me be part of your morning.
  1. Date: 11/8/2012 5:32:00 PM

    Oh, I love it, Richard. The words just seemed gliding out of you. Awesome! We all need to be true to ourselves. That is the only way to be. So you finally arrive huh? :) Love ya, Toquyen

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

    A different style for me but it felt natural as I got going. Thanks for commenting.
  1. Date: 11/8/2012 1:01:00 PM

    Expressive work that tells a portion of your life..Tells of the poet within..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Thanks for stopping by..Your kind reviews are always uplifting..Sara

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 11/8/2012 8:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Your words as well Sara, you seem like a very Genuine person and I appreciate your empathy.
  1. Date: 11/8/2012 11:47:00 AM

    ""Almost unrecognizable from the earlier evaporated self" WOWSERS! Can I ever relate to this one my friend! Attitude is the key... I think we both hold that key! Great... cheers, your friend from the East!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 11/8/2012 11:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Jack, I like the way you express your approval. Very appreciated.
  1. Date: 11/8/2012 10:16:00 AM

    What a powerful flow! "The reconstituted me", "the earlier evaporated self", "the past present", "the potential of me"...Wow! The master of Questionku is a master of free verse too...:) Hanitra

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 11/8/2012 12:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You have a way of making me smile, your comments are food for my soul. Thanks
  1. Date: 11/8/2012 8:53:00 AM

    :) wonderful write Richard, love elizabeth

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 11/8/2012 9:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Elizabeth, I enjoy hearing from you.