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Tender Years

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Below is the poem entitled Tender Years 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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Tender Years

In early years I depended on you
You were big and strong my only hero
In my tender eyes you knew what to do

When it comes to life, we start at zero
Gaining more each day, I learned how to walk
You were big and stong my only hero

As time would go on, I would hear you talk
They were painful words that you gave to me
Gaining more each day, I learned how to walk

I could not imagine things I would see
The World you gave me was devoid of sun
They were painful words that you gave to me

Eventually I would learn how to run
I was never meant to live like a slave
The World you gave me was devoid of sun

God is my hero, I've learned to be brave
I was never meant to live like a slave
In my early years, I depended on you
In my tender eyes you knew what to do

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  1. Date: 12/18/2012 11:17:00 AM
    I love this Richard!! You really know someone is a talented poet when they can write a terzanelle this perfectly

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 8:25:00 AM
    wow, this is a wonderful terzanelle you have delivered us. At first I wondered where the questionku was, but this is for a different contest! I need to do the terzanelle contest! they make for awesome poems! you addressed tender years topic brilliantly.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/17/2012 8:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are funny Andrea! Thanks for the comment.
  1. Date: 12/17/2012 8:14:00 AM
    Beautiful and surely complete, a perfect Terzanelle. Though I do have to point out that in the forms section of PoetrySoup a Terzanelle ending was different than what you have done here. I've noticed that you have done it a little different and I just wanted to point that out because I did mine for your contest according to the form they gave here on PoetrySoup. I hope that is alright, because that is correct too, I don't know if any one is right, or both are ok? Anyway this poem is excellent!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/17/2012 8:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Both are okay as far as I know Russell. No worries.
  1. Date: 12/17/2012 7:29:00 AM
    A beautiful poem... there is nothing more to say, my friend! Kudos... Jack

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/17/2012 7:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Jack
  1. Date: 12/17/2012 7:16:00 AM
    Intense poem. From such an experience a weaker man would have been broken. But no matter what stage we are in life we are never fully independent. Hopefully those we depend on are pillars of support. I enjoyed your poem.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/17/2012 7:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have much to be thankful for, I have been given so very much. Thanks for your warm words.