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Taken

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Taken

It's one thing to lose something, another to have it taken
Ripped from your hands, someone stronger exerting their control
The feeling of helplessness, the bully at school taking your lunch
That girl you loved that has taken your heart

What of the loved ones, those taken before you said goodbye
The days and moments that have been taken by time
What of the things I have taken?
I have taken you for granted, caught up in my little world
Not aware of the moments I have taken, the laughter we could have had
The smiles I have taken from you
I have taken liberties with your love, for this I am truly sorry

I have taken chances and been rewarded for my choices
I have been taken away by ecstasy, feelings beyond my imagination
I have had moments that have taken my breath away

my life has taken many paths
It has not been the easiest journey
Much has been given, more will be taken
I hope I have taken a higher road
I accept all things are temporary
When this life is taken, what will I have given in return?

Entry for Taken Contest. Was not expecting that one little word
Embodied so much emotion. Good contest idea!

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  1. Date: 1/29/2013 2:59:00 AM
    Nice development of the theme Richard! When we think of all the aspects in our lives when things are taken not given freely - then the true meaning of this seemingly simple word sets in. You've done a good job in highlighting it. Nice!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/29/2013 7:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Vicky, I appreciate your thoughtful comments.
  1. Date: 1/16/2013 6:58:00 AM
    you certainly get the sentimental juices flowing here, Richard ,,,,amazing poetry amazing creation....

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/16/2013 7:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Harry.
  1. Date: 1/15/2013 8:57:00 AM
    A fine homily, Richard. Luck in the contest. daver

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/15/2013 9:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Daver
  1. Date: 1/15/2013 8:23:00 AM
    hi Ricahrd taken me to think about my life, good luck in the contest, all the best Owen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/15/2013 8:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Owen.
  1. Date: 1/15/2013 7:35:00 AM
    Your words taken me from my reality :p what a great and emotional penned Rick, beautiful poem for my night reading :) - hug, yanny

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/15/2013 8:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Goodnight Yanny.sweet dreams.
  1. Date: 1/15/2013 3:43:00 AM
    Thoughtful and beautiful!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/15/2013 8:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Vesna
  1. Date: 1/14/2013 2:49:00 PM
    nice one! i like the examples you've chosen. it sounds perfect for the contest...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/14/2013 4:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ilene.
  1. Date: 1/14/2013 1:19:00 PM
    Wow i think this is for the taken contest. Love this one Richard and all the best if for the contest xx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/14/2013 1:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mandy, you are right, it is for the contest.
  1. Date: 1/14/2013 12:45:00 PM
    I really really enjoyed going through each line of this poem while thinking how the words rings true in my own life! Awesome write, Richard! VERY WELL DONE! :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/14/2013 1:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen, I am pleased you connected with my words.
  1. Date: 1/14/2013 10:22:00 AM
    love this thoughtful and thought provoking write, my friend

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/14/2013 10:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Jack.