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Outer Child

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Outer Child

I kept hearing about my inner child
So I decided I should let him out
A nasty little guy always in trouble
It's the story I will tell you about

Everywhere he went he left a big mess
It was impossible to get things done
He stayed up many hours playing games
He was only concerned with having fun

He never woke up till the crack of noon
All his laundry was left in a big pile
His hair never combed looked like a rat's nest
He said it was Rastafarian style

He went over to the wrong side of town
him and all his friends painted it all red
As much as I tried I couldn't stop him
The kid wouldn't listen to what I said

When he decided, to finally come home
I was confused and didn't know what to do
My once unblemished body now was marked
The Kid came back with a dragon Tatoo

I think I was crazy to let him out
Now that I've met him there's little to say
He is a lot more than I can handle
I have decided to lock him away


Inspired by Mandy Tams
She got me to thinking about my own inner child,
be sure to read her poem "My Inner Child"

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  1. Date: 1/10/2013 4:51:00 PM
    Oh, no. You can't lock him up, Richard!! He is who that makes life fun :) You'll be missing out all the wonderful stuffs he will get you into. Don't you want to try, lol?

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 4:55:00 AM
    amazing poem, Richard,, at least you recognized the symptoms, many dont...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/10/2013 5:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Fortunate for me this was a flight of imagination. Many my age buy a sports car, find a young wife and generally go insane for a while.
  1. Date: 1/10/2013 12:58:00 AM
    Ha ha, thanks Richard I am so pleased my inner child called out to yours, I will make sure mine behaves xx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/10/2013 5:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the inspiration, this was a lot of fun.
  1. Date: 1/9/2013 8:55:00 PM
    Richard, my inner child with match yours...LOL..kidding... You are right in keeping him settled in confinement.. ;-)... but letting him out every now and then is not such a bad thing.. sometimes I can not control my inner child.. and guess what... i love games pass midnight up till this date... good read...inspired by Mandy... xox~LINDA

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/9/2013 11:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda, I think my inner child took control of my keyboard.
  1. Date: 1/9/2013 6:05:00 PM
    This is so awesome! I can just picture little Rick out and about causing a bunch of trouble! I'll be on the look out for him... if I happen to come across him, I will make sure to lock him up ;) love this!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/9/2013 11:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Let me know if he shows up. If he does give him a hug, I think he's misunderstood.
  1. Date: 1/9/2013 3:38:00 PM
    : ) Oh!This is adorable! I haven't read Mandy's poem, but with her sense of humor, I can imagine! I enjoyed this, very much, Richard. Always so interesting! Always, Annalise

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/9/2013 11:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Annalise, I appreciate the nice comment.
  1. Date: 1/9/2013 12:00:00 PM
    hehehehehehe....already read Mandy's poem...u gave it a hilarious twist....a very naughty child ,i must say....;)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/9/2013 1:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Irfana, I had fun with this one.
  1. Date: 1/9/2013 11:57:00 AM
    Richard well done I like this tale, I think it probably describes most of us, ( certainly me )....David

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/9/2013 1:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks David.
  1. Date: 1/9/2013 8:14:00 AM
    What a naughty inner child !! lol I found the humor and enjoyed the read.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/9/2013 8:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Debra
  1. Date: 1/9/2013 7:29:00 AM
    hilarious one Rick, hopefully you are not really loosing your job either your relationship :p

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/9/2013 8:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Relationship and job firmly in place, no worries my real inner child is not a trouble maker, perhaps a bit mischievous. Thanks for concern LoL