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Me Being Me

Richard Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux - LIFETIME Premium Member Richard Lamoureux - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Me Being Me which was written by poet Richard Lamoureux. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Me Being Me

Do real men write poetry?
That's a question I ask
Pouring our inked verse
From our mind to a glass

Dipping our pen
From ink to the page
Images from our spirit
The paper is our stage

Being loving or vulnerable
Maybe playing the fool
Sometimes showing anger
The pen is our tool

Taking our chances
Revealing what we think
Joining with others
Our words are the link


So yes is the answer
A man I can be
Writing my Poetry
Is me being me



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  1. Date: 8/19/2014 7:37:00 AM
    I love this one, and I love what you write and how you write. :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/19/2014 8:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again Casarrah, I feel bad I havn't had as much time to read your work lately. I have a friend in the hospital suffering from depression and another who has been diagnosed with tonsil cancer, on top of that work has been crazy. So my time seems to be at a premium. Your visits are appreciated, hugs Rick.
  1. Date: 12/8/2012 3:18:00 PM
    I, for one, I'm glad you write poetry Richard! And no, it has nothing to do with gender, it's just as you said - being yourself. Your work is a reflection of you,in other words, it is amazing. Keep writing!

    Tsiluma Avatar Vicky Tsiluma
    Date: 12/9/2012 12:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thinking of all the poets that are in PS that we never get to read...it is amazing.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/8/2012 9:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    As for me I am pleased we have connected through our writing. It is amazing when you consider not all that long ago it would not have been possible. I feel blessed by our communication.
  1. Date: 12/2/2012 6:14:00 PM
    Lovely words uttered from a great man, I love this one, Be whoever we want to be is an option, but receiving self-existence is a must and in your case it's not a must but gifted :)- Hug, Yanny

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/2/2012 7:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You make my Day Yanny, I look forward to your. Visits and comments. Take care
  1. Date: 11/20/2012 12:43:00 AM
    A man in my eyes is one who can express himself and externalise feelings, thoughts and emotions. A man who can write poetry just adds another notch to the quality of man....so write until your heart is content and then some more :) - Shaz

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 10:02:00 PM
    It's you being you and I like you and looooove your poetry!

    Currin Avatar Anne Currin
    Date: 11/20/2012 12:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Teehee its my pleasure :)
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/19/2012 11:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    As usual you make my day.
  1. Date: 11/19/2012 9:28:00 PM
    Richard; Your poem is great and yes - real men do write the best poetry. In life we do what makes us feel good. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/19/2012 11:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I agree, thanks for visiting and commenting.
  1. Date: 11/19/2012 7:45:00 PM
    i think many more men wrote then women, at least from what i remember in history class so long ago...i often wished i had someone in my life that shared my passion for writing...glad the internet can bring us poets together! Good write!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/19/2012 11:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Unfortunately women were not allowed to be educated so that limited their opportunity for writing.
  1. Date: 11/19/2012 3:35:00 AM
    "Images from our spirit / The paper is our stage" This is superb. I love it.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/19/2012 7:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks John
  1. Date: 11/18/2012 1:27:00 PM
    its a good job men write poetry, or what would we woman have to enjoy men rarely say what they really mean, but they can tell us in verse. lol xx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/18/2012 5:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good point!
  1. Date: 11/18/2012 1:12:00 PM
    Okay... we think and write so much alike, it's uncanny! I could have written this... have often posed the same question to myself arriving at a similar conclusion! Must be a Canadian thing!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/18/2012 5:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Perhaps we are twins Seperated at birth!
  1. Date: 11/18/2012 1:01:00 PM
    Lol, you are too funny. What is a real man anyway? What can't they do and what can they do? Who determines that? One just has to do what is right for him/her. Besides, with no sharing this world will be a dull place.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/18/2012 5:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Bond, James Bond.
  1. Date: 11/18/2012 12:56:00 PM
    Interesting... now that you mention it, it does seem like there is a preponderance of poetesses on PS... But I'm happy to see that you are suppoting the other side! Terry Great poem...)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/18/2012 5:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That's okay, I have always enjoyed the company of women. I have enjoyed my interaction with the gentlemen I have connected with on the Soup as well. Thanks for commenting Terry.
  1. Date: 11/18/2012 11:29:00 AM
    Your right to be so assertive about men writing poems! It makes this hard world much easy to live in. Powerful message. Aways asking questions, right! I love it!:) Blessings, Hanitra

    Rabary-Andriamanday Avatar Voahanitriniaina Rabary-Andriamanday
    Date: 11/18/2012 11:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I just read it and left a comment over there...Very moving!
    Rabary-Andriamanday Avatar Voahanitriniaina Rabary-Andriamanday
    Date: 11/18/2012 11:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Soupmail if you got time!
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/18/2012 11:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Again. If you have a chance read my New Dream Poem. It holds great significance for me.