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The Letter

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The Letter

What is this I see under my Christmas tree?
It's a letter, from Fifty year old me.

Complete with a photo, I don't look half bad.
The very best thing, I'm not looking sad.

I tell myself don't worry, things are okay.
When you turn Seventeen, you'll run away.

Life turns out better than what you think.
You are not like dad, you don't turn to drink.

There's lots I could tell you about tomorrow.
Then you wouldn't learn from joy and sorrow.

Live with real purpose, take some chances.
Kiss pretty girls, go to some dances.

Tell people you love them, show them you care.
As much as you wish, they won't always be there.

You will love yourself once you realize.
The things you've been told, are nothing but lies.

So go out in the World, it's your happy place
Even if today, that is not the case

You are the one living, my yesterday
Trust your choices, things go the right way

I read my own words, from Fifty year old me
I'm happy to know, one day I'll be free.

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  1. Date: 1/8/2013 4:33:00 PM
    Hello Richard, stopping by to say hi .., Congratulations with your winning poem in David's awesome contest.. always~pd

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/8/2013 5:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda!
  1. Date: 1/6/2013 5:48:00 PM
    Short but sweet glad you were happy with your choices not amny are... ;)Congrad's on your win Light & Love

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/6/2013 10:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Debbie. Appreciate the visit.
  1. Date: 1/5/2013 9:22:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win friend Richard!! Happy New year!Good day! :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/5/2013 12:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Maria, same for you as well.
  1. Date: 1/2/2013 8:04:00 AM
    Richard, this is the perfect combination of honest emotion and subtle humour. Congratulations on your well-deserved win. I really loved reading this one.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/5/2013 12:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Heather, I appreciate your nice comment.
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 12:43:00 PM
    Congratulations! Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 7:57:00 AM
    My hearty congratulations on your super win and great write my dear poet friend, Richard! Happy New Year, too! love/hugs, Leonora

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/1/2013 8:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Leonora, your visits are welcome and appreciated. I hope you had a fun Newyear.
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 2:01:00 AM
    Hello Richard :D happy new year too congrats on your big win too :D - hug, yanny

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/1/2013 8:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Yanny, hugs to you to
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 5:32:00 PM
    Richard congrats on your win, excellent write...David

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/31/2012 7:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks David, Happy New Year
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 3:16:00 PM
    Congratulations . A nice concept. Wish you a happy new year, Mehnaz

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/31/2012 7:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks!
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 2:20:00 PM
    Big congrats Richard, and all the best for the new year xx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/31/2012 7:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mandy!
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 1:51:00 PM
    Congrats!!!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/31/2012 7:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, any big plans for tonight???
  1. Date: 12/22/2012 9:00:00 AM
    Living life to the fullest. We only Get 1 shot at it; why not enjoy the gift? This piece has a positive vibe! Good write..

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/23/2012 12:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Marlon.
  1. Date: 12/21/2012 8:01:00 PM
    Hello Richard :-) you made it worth my while reading and picturing the entire scenario starting at the bottom of the x-mass tree. A photo of your memories to come... An exciting way to wise up, by following the wiser... (older)... good luck in the contest...LINDA

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/21/2012 8:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda.
  1. Date: 12/21/2012 4:11:00 PM
    This is really a gorgeous letter, the way you speak to your self is really respecting who you are right now and this is great :), soupmail

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/21/2012 5:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Yanny, your response warms my heart.
  1. Date: 12/21/2012 2:04:00 PM
    well done! best of luck in the contest...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/21/2012 2:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ilene
  1. Date: 12/21/2012 9:11:00 AM
    Such great advice, Mr. Richard! A good one for the contest... lotsa luck! Merry Christmas, my good friend!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/21/2012 10:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Jack
  1. Date: 12/21/2012 8:36:00 AM
    Richard, you entered this poem into the wrong contest. You have entered it into mine instead of the correct one. Best wishes with it. hugs, Catie :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/21/2012 10:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I appreciate the heads up!
  1. Date: 12/21/2012 8:09:00 AM
    Superb, brought a tear to my eye. Its a very good poem, thanks for sharing this one.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/21/2012 8:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Raskin
  1. Date: 12/21/2012 7:52:00 AM
    This is a wonderful and amazing write my friend! I truly loved each and every line of this poem, a real truthful piece! I really enjoyed reading this wondrous poem this morning! What a delightful write, Great Work!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/21/2012 8:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Russell.
  1. Date: 12/21/2012 7:47:00 AM
    Nice advice to yourself blondy my friend xx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/21/2012 8:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mandy.