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A New Dream

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A New Dream

Allow me to mourn the life I will not live
The future I imagined would be mine
The kisses
The mountains I will never climb
Friends I will never meet
I can no longer be your strength
Please just hold my hand
Allow me to lean on you for a while
Let us appreciate these last few moments
It is time to dream a new dream
Not of this world
I know you pray daily for my healing
My pain is your pain
Allow me to go so that I may release us
Please don't cling to me
I can no longer be your strength
Don't be dissapointed 
Don't count it as a lack of faith
It is time for a new dream
My savior stands at the end of my bed
Ready to usher me to a new world
I am not afraid
He has kept his promise
I no longer mourn
It is okay if you do
Be sad for a while
I know you will be comforted
I have not abandoned you
I will live a new dream
I will once again be a source of strength for you



Written for my friend Pete who's fifteen year old
Grandson recently passed away from cancer.

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  1. Date: 5/23/2013 9:25:00 AM

    its beautiful Richard.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/23/2013 3:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks sasha
  1. Date: 5/13/2013 2:06:00 PM

    A well written poem. Congrats on your win Richcrown. Well done

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/23/2013 3:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks A.O
  1. Date: 5/12/2013 7:04:00 PM

    Dying dream and life hereafter! We die many deaths sleeping but only once awake! Good job. Do you want me to write a response? LOL. Just kidding.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/23/2013 3:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Go for it Abdul!
  1. Date: 5/12/2013 6:35:00 PM

    Richard,, congratulations with your awesome win... always~LINDA

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/23/2013 3:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Linda
  1. Date: 5/12/2013 6:32:00 PM

    Very kind of you to dedicate this beauty to someone..so special Richard.....congratulations

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/23/2013 3:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Donna
  1. Date: 5/12/2013 6:13:00 PM

    CONGRATS!

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 2:15:00 PM

    this is amazing.I saw your comment about how you wrote this for a 15 year old who died from cancer.what a way with words.take care have a great day.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 4/17/2013 8:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Colleen, you are kind.
  1. Date: 4/17/2013 8:09:00 AM

    You are quite right Rick! I can't remember the verse, but I recall something in the bible that went along the lines as "this life is merely a drop in the ocean, compared to the next". So any personal gain you hope to gain now isn't worth much, since it will all be taken away, in the end. All that will remain is your soul and nothing more...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 4/17/2013 8:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Amen
  1. Date: 4/17/2013 2:06:00 AM

    Very beautiful and uplifting. A much more elegant way of saying don't put all your eggs in one basket... don't be afraid to set yourself for another dream-chase when the first one didn't turn out so well. In an odd way I was reminded of the song Deathbed by Relient K. If you're ever feeling musical you should give it a listen... it's a very moving song!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 4/17/2013 7:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    If you have eggs this is the basket to place them. All things gained in this world will pass away as will we one day. Our relationship with Jesus determines our ultimate destiny and reality. A worthy dream which will come true if we accept his free gift which he paid for with a tremendous cost.
  1. Date: 4/14/2013 12:44:00 PM

    This has such beautiful sentiment, especially because my mother passed away recently and I'm in the process of writing a poem about death. Love this peaceful and soothing poetry.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 4/14/2013 12:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sorry to hear about your mom. Thanks for reading my poem, I hope it offers some comfort. Hugs Rick
  1. Date: 3/31/2013 12:36:00 AM

    Thank You for directing me to your beautiful poem Rick, You did a wonderful job in creating a faithful end of life experience. I do feel my precious wife is a source of strength to me. Blessings, and congrats on your win.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 3/31/2013 8:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Bernard
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 4:20:00 PM

    RICHARD, A FINE WINNING POEM.... :-) , Congratulations in ANNE'S "any poem goes" contest. Take care~ Linda

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 4/14/2013 1:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Linda
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 6:34:00 AM

    Richard, this is excellent....Congrats!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 4/14/2013 1:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Caleb
  1. Date: 3/21/2013 6:42:00 PM

    this has a definite WoW factor, Richard, and big congrats for your win. btw, wanted to tell you in case you didn't know. Becca did an outstanding dedication poem for you.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 4/14/2013 1:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for directing me to her poem
  1. Date: 3/21/2013 5:58:00 PM

    Congrats Richard on a New Dream

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 4/14/2013 1:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Donna
  1. Date: 3/21/2013 1:26:00 PM

    I knew I would see your name in my winners list!! This is an amazing piece, Rick. It was a pleasure to read. Thank you so much for participating in my contest. <3 hugs!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 4/14/2013 1:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My pleasure Anne
  1. Date: 12/7/2012 9:57:00 PM

    That's very powerful for me...I like the line "it's time to dream a dream." For me, that's hard to accept, but I have no choice. Always make your "goodbyes" to family and friends your best ones. Because you don't know if a "hello" is on the other side.....Thank you for sharing this wonderful poem...xxoo Holly Moore

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/8/2012 5:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for reading this one. As a believer having the knowledge of one day being reunited with loved ones reduces deaths sting. I pray that your soul will be comforted. God Bless
  1. Date: 11/22/2012 1:59:00 AM

    This is heartbreakingly sad. You've managed to capture the emotions very well. It's never easy to know that death is near - life is what human beings were intended for.Well written Richard!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 11/22/2012 6:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The fact that death awaits all of us adds significance and urgency to our lives.
  1. Date: 11/18/2012 11:39:00 AM

    Miracles exist but the most wonderful miracle is when a dying person can show you her/his faith and is not afraid of going away...living "a new dream". Powerful expression, Rick! You are such a big empathic heart...Crying...Blessings, Hanitra

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 11/18/2012 11:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sorry to make you cry, i do so appreciate you.
  1. Date: 11/17/2012 9:25:00 PM

    Richard, a very strong poem... I wish to recommend this poem to others... your a terrific poet.. always~ pd

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 11/18/2012 12:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I would be honored to have you recommend my poem. Thanks so much Linda.
  1. Date: 11/17/2012 8:38:00 AM

    WOW! Absolutely beautiful and so inspiring! I wish everyone could read this and feel the strength of your trust and belief in the time ahead we all must face! Cheers my friend... a great write!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 11/17/2012 8:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Jack. I have a friend who's grandso who is only 17 is dying of cancer and his parents are awaiting a miracle.