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Who Will I Follow

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Who Will I Follow

So many ask me to follow them
through rusty gates and broken doors
Where will I be led
whom shall I follow
Are their directions better than my own?
Will I lead myself down the garden path?
confusion
Perplexed by messages
What will satisfy?
Is there meaning to life?
Blind guides speak loudly
painting pretty pictures on my mind
Enticing me with their magic
They speak like they know
They want me to see what they think they see
It is so close
just over the next horizon
Purpose, serenity
Being at one with the universe
Peace, love, understanding
I pick up a book
It warns me
there is but one way
Directed to the only Son 
A gift from the Father
The creator of all things
Earthly wisdom to be ignored
become as a little child
The opposite of all that I had known
A single narrow path
I am slowly guided along
no longer alone
I know who I will follow
I am on the road to home



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  1. Date: 2/27/2013 9:42:00 PM
    Very inspirational. I am sure we can all relate to this poem. The questions you ask I often ask too, I guess in a different wording hihi. Truly a beautiful piece of work. Keep it up! Always, Laura

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/28/2013 7:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Laura.
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 8:47:00 PM
    Beautiful poem. You are on the right track. We have to believe in something, or will fall for anything. Richard thanks for liking my picture. You look pretty good yourself. Many blessings. Lucilla

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/28/2013 7:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Lucilla. What we believe in is far more important than believing. Believe in the wrong thing and you will surely fall.
  1. Date: 2/24/2013 7:57:00 AM
    A very wise choice, Mon ami! Excellent! Highest mark. Thank you for changing the avatar. Yes, now it is you, So imposing and so true! I am a Canadian, nevertheless!Ha-ha.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/24/2013 8:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Demetrios.
  1. Date: 2/23/2013 11:23:00 PM
    Your heart has spoken, yet again, Richard- your truth. Thank you for sharing as it will always light another's path along the way home. Always, Annalise

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/23/2013 11:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Annalise. The path may be narrow but there is enough room for all.
  1. Date: 2/23/2013 6:29:00 PM
    Wow, touching and inspiring Rick :), wishing you a great afternoon and wonderful Saturday night :) hug, Yenny

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/23/2013 6:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Yanny, busy day no time to write a poem today.
  1. Date: 2/23/2013 3:16:00 PM
    well like your poetry Richard to follow, would be very hard to emulate, and i think life's like that sometimes,, that how i read your awesome poem...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/23/2013 6:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Harry
  1. Date: 2/23/2013 11:45:00 AM
    the Son of Man has the power to forgive sins nice poem

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/23/2013 6:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Christopher
  1. Date: 2/23/2013 9:32:00 AM
    A very touching piece this one is :) Your words are alwaaaaaaays such a delight to read. You are my inspiration, in case I haven't already toldja ;)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/23/2013 9:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You have but it is nice to know I can inspire. You are very sweet.
  1. Date: 2/22/2013 6:09:00 PM
    Ah yes, Richard...the rocky and jagged path that few can or will follow but he holds our hand and guides us home...wonderful wisdom and insight my friend - Tim

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/23/2013 7:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Tim
  1. Date: 2/22/2013 5:28:00 PM
    wow, great poem this is. Love that part about becoming as a little child. . . I am on the road home!!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/22/2013 5:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It appears we are related. So we will either meet one day in this world or the next.
  1. Date: 2/22/2013 4:09:00 PM
    It becomes a peaceful place when we realize who to follow..loved your poem

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/22/2013 5:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You got that right Donna.
  1. Date: 2/22/2013 3:35:00 PM
    Some may tell you to follow the One, and others may drag you to Theirs; To the some it might be the Son, and to others it could be tales- A dilemma makes every person eager to run, but it is one of each one's affairs!! It is a gigantic poem.. Few in words but too deep in meaning! Loved it!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/22/2013 5:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Jad
  1. Date: 2/22/2013 2:42:00 PM
    - Beautiful poem! - BIG EYES THAT LOOK AT ME!! - Have a relaxing weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/22/2013 2:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    i will probably change pretty soon, don't wish to distaract. :)
  1. Date: 2/22/2013 1:21:00 PM
    Like this one Richard, the narrow path that not many find, follow it dear boy and all the best xx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/22/2013 2:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Mandy
  1. Date: 2/22/2013 12:34:00 PM
    Richard!!!! I'm so so glad! I was reading along and wondering...about my post..thinking how much I wanted to write...JESUS! Follow JESUS! Wow...I'm so happy that you finished this poem this way. "For there is no other name under heaven given to man by which he can be saved!" :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/22/2013 5:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's important to finish well. :0)