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The Kiss a pink ribbon moment

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The Kiss a pink ribbon moment

The breast
Symbol of nurture, womanhood
Mens obsession
Natures gift turned to curse
Mastectomy, identity confused
Great loss, clinging to life
Taking no chances

You stare at yourself in the mirror
Crying but still here 
Fight has ended
Battle wounds 
engraved on body and spirit


Husband walks in room
Ashamed you cover yourself
He gently pulls your arms aside
Slowly kisses your scar
He looks at your body then into your eyes
He says "you have never been more beautiful"


This poem is in honor of the women who have battled breast cancer and won.
It also celebrates the men who have stood by them and witnessed
true strength and beauty. The pink ribbon is the symbol for breast
cancer awareness.



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  1. Date: 7/27/2014 11:18:00 AM
    aww, applause. good one richard :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/27/2014 1:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Casarah, we have had a few friend who have battled breast cancer in the last few years. This one means a Loy to me.
  1. Date: 12/7/2012 6:51:00 AM
    A Super Congratulations on your placement in P.D....'s "Femme fatale" contest Richard. Love Carol

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/7/2012 7:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Carol
  1. Date: 12/3/2012 5:45:00 PM
    already a favorite poet in my book~ brilliant~SKAT

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/3/2012 5:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Skat, appreciate your kind words.
  1. Date: 12/3/2012 8:51:00 AM
    Very moving write! Big congratulations on your win :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/3/2012 8:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Heather, appreciate you taking time to read.
  1. Date: 12/3/2012 3:50:00 AM
    Congrats on your winning place Blondy xx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/3/2012 6:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mandy.
  1. Date: 12/2/2012 5:52:00 PM
    Go back to the other title [pout]Congrad's on your winning write. Light & Love

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/2/2012 7:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I was planning on doing that. You read my mind.
  1. Date: 12/2/2012 10:05:00 AM
    My hearty congratulations on your great win my dear friend, Richard! love/hugs, Leonora

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/2/2012 10:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Leonara.
  1. Date: 12/2/2012 9:33:00 AM
    I like this take - a tale of acceptance. Congrats on your win Richard!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/2/2012 9:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Vicky
  1. Date: 12/2/2012 4:14:00 AM
    Richard. :-) Congratulations with your heartfelt poem.. always~ PD

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/2/2012 7:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda.
  1. Date: 11/20/2012 7:09:00 PM
    U effectively made me cry with this scene!! Emotive and so real!! Happy Thanksgiving! gwendolen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/20/2012 10:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the greeting, from Canada but still have much to be thankful for. Irish you Happy thanksgiving as well.
  1. Date: 11/11/2012 5:47:00 AM
    It's a realistic poem covers many things. ahead on..... WONDERFULLY DONE, MY FRIEND. LOVED ALWAYS, bl

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/11/2012 8:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again BL, I appreciate you taking a walk through my poems.
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 9:15:00 PM
    BEAUTIFUL! A very touching and sensitive write, my B.C. friend!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/11/2012 8:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am glad you enjoyed it jack
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 4:51:00 PM
    about your poem: I'm only taking a quick peek. I really like what you did here. I have an aunt who passed away to breast cancer. Your ending 5 lines, are really emotional.. As a women, I put myself in that reflection one time.. and it brought tears to my eyes. thank you very much for understanding what we women are all fighting for... xox~ LINDA

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/10/2012 5:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am sure your first name is beautiful as well. I am honoured to call you Linda, feels much more natural than PD. Have a great weekend.
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 4:43:00 PM
    Hello Richard, my middle name is Linda, ..I stay away from my real name.. LOL... Some poets here call on me as "Linda or Tex".... cuz I'm from Texas... Thank you for asking...always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 2:26:00 PM
    love this sensitive write, my friend - a sure winner

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/10/2012 3:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Jack, I hope you are on the judges panel. Appreciate the vote of confidence.
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 1:19:00 PM
    A really good poem Richard. - Gorgeous. Wishing you a lovely weekend. -oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/10/2012 1:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne, nice of you to visit. Have a good weekend as well.
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 11:36:00 AM
    An excellent poem here!Really love this!!Best wishes to you.