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Scars Left Behind

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Scars Left Behind

You were always honest
unfortunately it didn't extend to yourself

Regal persona was never exceeded by your accomplishments
If only you were as important as you thought others thought you were

Some bring joy when they enter a room
no one would ever accuse you of that
Leaving was always the best gift you could offer

Being you could not have been easy
No friends to speak of
accept one
maybe not even him
I think he froze in your shadow
He has begun to thaw in your absence

Strangely I miss you
Not entirely sure why
Do I in some weird way owe you for my success?
Without you I would not have been born

You are gone
Certainly not forgotten
The scars are my reminder
A multitude of memories mark my soul
Not your typical father son fare
Norman Rockwell wouldn't paint our picture
I wish I could remember happier times
some wishes don't come true

Eventually our nightmare came to an end
You gave us the gift of leaving
Am I evil for being Thankful?
You died alone
Should I have flown to be by your side?
Perhaps
Somehow it seems fitting you parted in this way
If I had come I may not have been able to hide my relief
Now we both have rest



Scars Left Behind Contest
By: Richard Lamoureux

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  1. Date: 9/2/2014 9:03:00 PM
    Oh my goodness Richard. We have a lot of commonalities in our experiences and I think that is why your writes touch me so deeply, I can feel and empathize with them. A million hugs my friend.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/2/2014 9:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I gladly accept each one of them.
  1. Date: 1/28/2014 9:52:00 AM
    There is a lot of good that became of this relationship whether you see it or not. The good is that it shaped you into the man you are today. You had to go through it. There was no other way. You must be able to forgive in order to be forgiven. We are all sinners. Part of him will always be in you. I loved reading this.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/28/2014 8:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Absolutely, God gave me many gifts as a result of these experiences.
    Horsch Avatar Roger Horsch
    Date: 1/28/2014 9:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Put on another mans clothes then cry for his soul.
  1. Date: 2/7/2013 4:03:00 PM
    LOVE this Rick- congrats on the win :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/7/2013 4:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne, how are you doing?
  1. Date: 2/7/2013 10:55:00 AM
    Richard, Congratulations on your heartfelt winning poem...always~ LINDA

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/7/2013 2:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda
  1. Date: 2/7/2013 10:15:00 AM
    Belated Conrats on your top spot Richard xx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/7/2013 2:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mandy
  1. Date: 2/7/2013 12:34:00 AM
    Brilliant piece,excellent write,my friend.Love this wonderful piece.KUDOS! Congratulations on your well deserved win.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/7/2013 2:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much.
  1. Date: 2/6/2013 6:51:00 PM
    Wow, I hear you, you want to be the person YOU want to be! Not colored by their negativity but boy is it hard! My Missing Mother was on a similiar theme. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/6/2013 6:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry to hear that Debbie, no one should have to go through that.
  1. Date: 2/6/2013 3:19:00 AM
    A deep and poignant write here. Well penned. Congrats on the win!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/6/2013 7:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks
  1. Date: 2/6/2013 12:42:00 AM
    ....disturbing...but a good write,Richard,,Congrats...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/6/2013 7:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mehnaz
  1. Date: 2/5/2013 9:11:00 PM
    So deep Richard and so brave to share it with your heart wide open as you did, worthy of first place, though my heart is sad for you, I'm also glad you shared, it helps with the healing process when we share with friends, xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/6/2013 7:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your kind words
  1. Date: 2/5/2013 6:04:00 PM
    Richard...when I read the first lines I assumed you were talking about an ex-wife or lover, then wham!...it was your father!...That blew me away...a stunning and compelling piece of work, sir and congratulations - Tim

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/5/2013 7:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Tim
  1. Date: 12/4/2012 3:58:00 PM
    yes, Richard, I see that I can indeed relate to your poem. my favorite line is, "I think he froze in your shadow." It reminds me of a day when I was 15, standing in the yard with my dad and his friend, my friend too, and he told the man I was a slut. Right there in front of my face. I looked him in the eye, and he was cold as ice. I wasn't a slut. Merry Christmas to you and yours. hugs, Catie :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/4/2012 5:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for Sharing I have many such stories.
  1. Date: 12/1/2012 6:35:00 PM
    Oh...One of those father son relationships hey? It saddens me to know that you had to go thru that.But a very nice man came thru that sadness.May you be blessed...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/1/2012 7:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Dan, that is a very nice thing for you to say. No regrets all experiences bring us to where we are. I ended up in a very good spot, loved and loving!
  1. Date: 11/30/2012 10:24:00 PM
    Wow, what a powerful power. An expression of the soul that shouldn't be bottled up. Now the person within the poem can rest and move on. Great write!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/30/2012 10:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Jon, I feel well rested, channeling an experience from a long time ago. I have no regrets, thankful for where life has brought me.
  1. Date: 11/30/2012 9:45:00 PM
    Pungent write that upsets the heart and stirs the soul.....big hug Rick xo

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/30/2012 10:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, alway glad to have a hug. Thanks for commenting.
  1. Date: 11/30/2012 6:55:00 PM
    Wow, this is a powerful write my friend! I am enamored by the brilliance of your words within this poem! By the way I have entered your contest already, I hope you like what I have entered! Great Work!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/30/2012 7:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for being one of the first to try out my Questionku. I left you a soup mail message.