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The Editing of Me

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Below is the poem entitled The Editing of Me which was written by poet Richard Lamoureux. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Editing of Me

My words rewritten
Until they become yours
Grammar syntax
Pages lined with highlighters
Polished to extinction 

I will resist
Intentions that are well ment
You want the best for me
Still you do not understand what I ask
I hear you yet I have my own vision
My way is not your way
Still I say what I must say
My rythm is unique to me
I am in what seems the disconnected details
I do make my point
I say what I say
My words have weight and substance
Like a road sign I point in a direction
You see curves in the road
The direction seems unclear
Stop
Wait
There are points of intrest along the way
I do have structure
My mind is clear
I am okay with flaws
They hold the essence of me
I am not asking to be changed
In the end I must be true to me

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  1. Date: 3/23/2013 3:30:00 PM
    I like this Richard; We have to always be ourselves. we can not be anyone else. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 1:39:00 PM
    I like this Richard; If we can not be true to ourselves - we can not be true to anyone else. Thanks for shar5ing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 3/4/2013 3:16:00 PM
    a very interesting take on ones character, and yes we must be tolerant of different aspects around us..i really like this poem...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/5/2013 5:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Harry
  1. Date: 3/4/2013 1:32:00 PM
    Anytime I see a new free verse poem written by you, I get excited because you are SO good at it! I especially love the first part - describing someone who tries to "edit" you. Love that metaphor!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/4/2013 9:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I think I am blushing, what a nice thing to say.
  1. Date: 3/3/2013 7:06:00 AM
    can relate to it completely as always...:))

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/4/2013 9:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Irfana, I am pleased you connected with it.
  1. Date: 3/2/2013 11:58:00 PM
    very nicely said, Richard! I think many of us feel this way.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/3/2013 6:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea.
  1. Date: 3/2/2013 2:00:00 PM
    This mirrors my feelings...thanks, Richard. Rather deflated at the moment, but still enjoyed reading your work

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/2/2013 10:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry to hear you are feeling deflated. Thanks for still coming by and commenting.
  1. Date: 3/2/2013 12:31:00 PM
    Validation of ones acceptance From written to reality Individual perception Thanks for sharing.....that is what I get from it

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/2/2013 10:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure King
  1. Date: 3/2/2013 12:30:00 PM
    The poet speaks from a place of inner being, a place everyone has inside, but a place often overlooked. I say: "reader - pause and listen to the words of the poet. When the words resonate in you...move in you...speak to you - congratulate yourself. You are in that place of being - your place of being - you are the poet. What are you telling yourself?" I enjoyed your discourse on editing, Richard. Please do not "polish to extinction" :-) John

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/2/2013 10:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks John. Very cool picture!
    The Gypsy King Avatar Scott Howard Myers The Gypsy King
    Date: 3/2/2013 12:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Cool
  1. Date: 3/2/2013 6:59:00 AM
    Don't let others editing you. If you do, after a while you will lose your sense of self. Great one, Richard! We create our own.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/2/2013 10:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Toquyen.