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Open and Closed

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Open and Closed

How do I feel when I see things differently?
Do I see you as less?
Am I somehow more?
Minds flirting on the edge of understanding.
Blocked by inconsistancies.
Seeing attacks where none exist.
Where does my heart lie?
If I hear you will both our minds open?
Will we recognize the limits of our understanding?
Yesterday we were less than today
Tommorow we may be more
Perhaps we may be less
Will we hold tightly to our predudices?
There is much we will never know
We desire connection with the infinite
This can not be all that exists
Each connection pushes us towards God
Each break pushes us away
Nothing exists on it's own
I do not wish to be alone
I want to be open to all 
Still I am closed to so much

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  1. Date: 1/2/2013 5:09:00 PM
    Rick....these questions certainly make one think! Great write! Hope this new year brings you much happiness! Hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/2/2013 6:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cecilia, very thoughtful comment. Appreciate the hug, you are helping me with my Resolution!
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 7:41:00 AM
    Hey Rick! (heard that's what you want to be called by all your friends !) Haven't been around much lately but I'll be jumping back to the Soup with both feet shortly! This one was a baring of your soul... could have me writing this! Jack

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/1/2013 8:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Jack you most certainly qualify as a friend. Just don't call me Ricky or Dick lol.
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 1:35:00 AM
    We are born alone and we die alone. It is beautiful when you search for compassion and understanding, but it`s not so bad when you are alone with your thoughts. There is something so dignified and beautiful in solitude! I wish a happy New Year!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/1/2013 8:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    For me I never feel alone, my Savior is always with me even when I choose to ignore his presence. I do enjoy solitude with him, that is the time I am most creative.. Thanks for commenting Vasna.
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 9:42:00 AM
    Very true of all of us I'm sure, I have been enjoying our small discourse! The choice of form was intentional to give just the affect you discribed recieving so I am VERY glad you made that comment, I sucessed in my attempt. I would like you to know, when I commnet on content or form it is never my intent to hurt only to help. Recently a comment I made was called sarcastic, you know I don't think I even know how to be sarcastic? I'd love to keep up our dialogue. Light & Love

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/1/2013 8:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Me Smiling back!
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 12/31/2012 12:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Debbie's smiling
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/31/2012 10:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Deb I personaly have not found you to be Sarcastic. you tend to be very direct. I find for myself I learn the most from people who hold different views than my own. My intention is always to be respectful although I realize I am capable of stepping over the line (Although never intentionaly.) Happy to continue our conversations.
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 2:58:00 AM
    Nice poem enjoyed. Thanks for all the comments of the past. Wish you Happy Christmas and Happy New Year 2013. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 12/30/2012 11:44:00 PM
    I love this Richard! The inevitability of thought as regards to our limited connections can drive us up the wall. We want to embrace yet we are wary of rejection. We want to encompass yet some are simply not fold members. This makes for good introspection. Very well penned!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/2/2013 6:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Vicky your comment demonstrates your understanding.
  1. Date: 12/30/2012 12:36:00 PM
    Richard are there any limits to understanding? I like this write...David

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/30/2012 1:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I think there are, most lie within ourselves. The only way we can know more is to connect with someone beyond ourselves. He also exists within each of us so sometimes looking inward helps us see outward.
  1. Date: 12/30/2012 12:32:00 PM
    God will open them all. He likes free access, lol. When you are closed to something, you are closed to God. Great poem!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/30/2012 1:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I agree.
  1. Date: 12/30/2012 11:32:00 AM
    There are a lot of interesting questions in this blondy I am gonna go through them and have a think. Happy New Year to you and yours and all the best for things to come xx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/30/2012 1:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Happy New year to you as well. Call me Rick all my friends do and I consider you a new friend.