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Please don't Follow

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Please don't Follow

I step along a path to nowhere.
Why am I heading this direction?
will anyone else follow me there?

It's my choice I made the selection.
Still I know I am becoming lost.
Why am I heading this direction?

With every choice life exacts a cost.
Somehow in my mind it all makes sense.
Still I know I am becoming lost.

Walking along the fog becomes dense.
I am not swayed I keep going on.
Somehow in my mind it all makes sense.

Before I know it my days are gone.
I live in my world without the sun.
I am not swayed I keep going on.

This way I chose is a lonely one.
I step along a path to nowhere.
I live in my World without sun
Will anyone else follow me there?


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  1. Date: 9/10/2013 12:46:00 PM

    You will never be lost, Richard. You have ONE to guide you. ;) I'm feeling a little lost, needed some sunshine in my life...Hence, my visit!

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 6:17:00 AM

    i see you like this genre! it would be so nice if some1 amazing is lost with you ;) enjoyed the read...! on soup after a long long time, happy new year!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/31/2012 6:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Apoorva, fortunately I am not lost but I do have an amazing woman to share my journey with.
  1. Date: 12/29/2012 4:49:00 PM

    Great terzanelle Richard, perhaps because of your beautiful terzanelle, you will not be alone in your world without sun :D many people will follow and they will be your sun :D Happy New Year Richard :D

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/29/2012 4:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, fortunately my real world is filled with sunshine from wonderful people like you Yanny. You always brighten my day!
  1. Date: 12/29/2012 11:36:00 AM

    This is amazing Richard. The flow is flawless and flowing with deep emotion from one's soul. Amazing. Hugs and luv, Gail

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/29/2012 12:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Gail
  1. Date: 12/29/2012 11:33:00 AM

    This is seriously my very favorite of all of your terzanelles! The flow is magnificent! It reads so flawlessly and gracefully. I am so impressed! I wanna try this form again, you inspire me!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/29/2012 12:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Anne I hope you still like it, I had forgotten a stanza so it has changed a bit.
  1. Date: 12/29/2012 11:11:00 AM

    I really like how you do your terzanelles with such short succinct lines!! I am always using iambic pentameter, but I don't think it is necessary. Just how they come out in me. This is really a NEAT poem and I think you handle this form masterfully!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/29/2012 12:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Andrea, perhaps I don't use iambic pentameter because I don't know what it is *lol* please educate me.
  1. Date: 12/29/2012 9:27:00 AM

    amazing... enjoyed it much Richard !!!!...all the best <3 :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/29/2012 12:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks and Happy New Year.
  1. Date: 12/29/2012 8:40:00 AM

    Hi Richard....honest, searching truths....I understand and share your journey...jimbo

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/29/2012 12:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Jim