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Appreciation Magnified

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Below is the poem entitled Appreciation Magnified 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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Appreciation Magnified

I received a gift yesterday
It came in the form of words
Still it was so much more
From a friend
A woman I have never met
Who has taken the time to know
My thoughts
My heart
she has gone beyond the obvious
Read my synapses 
My mind sparking across many pages
Understanding
Thinking my thoughts
Feeling my pain
Laughing at my jokes
Clever comments exchanged
Mutual appreciation
I read her poems
I have felt where the sadness lies
I have been carried by her joy
The triumphs of her soul
This is the place that kindness lives
I call her friend
This woman I have not met
Yet I feel that I know
I am thankful
I respond
In the best way I know how
With my words
That are more than words
I place a gem in her hand
Ask her to hold it in front of her eyes
Magically I hope
It will magnify my thankful smile.

In appreciation of my friend Becca

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  1. Date: 4/10/2013 12:24:00 PM
    This tribute to Becca warmed my heart, a precious gift of words that I'm sure she'll treasure forever......beautiful and touching! Hugs

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 10:14:00 AM
    This is the perfect response to Becca's awesome tribute! I LOVE the title and really wish you could enter this in your own contest haha. As always, you have written a beautiful, inspiring piece.

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 10:56:00 AM
    this is lovely Richard,

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/24/2013 2:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Harry
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 6:48:00 AM
    Wow...moving, indeed, Richard...jimbo

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/24/2013 2:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Jimbo
  1. Date: 3/23/2013 7:05:00 PM
    Awesome, I see you read the poem and I am happy to know how it affected you!! a very nice thank you this is for Becca.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/23/2013 7:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea, her poem was a nice surprise.
  1. Date: 3/23/2013 4:50:00 PM
    This piece is a gem.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/23/2013 7:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ndaba
  1. Date: 3/23/2013 3:47:00 PM
    A very nice return note here Richard, think you've said it all up there. Thanks for your visit, think I read that one many years back, appreciate the comment. Take care, Regards Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/23/2013 7:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Richard I appreciate your visits as well.
  1. Date: 3/23/2013 11:43:00 AM
    Awwwwwwe!! How sweet this is :D

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/23/2013 2:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne!
  1. Date: 3/23/2013 9:02:00 AM
    beautiful poem, well written. In such a windy and snowy day, reading this piece just completes my relaxation. What a poem!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/23/2013 11:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks so much Funom, so nice of you to comment and visit.
  1. Date: 3/23/2013 7:14:00 AM
    This is an amazing tribute to a wonderful caring lady! Becca deserves it. Her poem about you was so so sweet! Glad you gifted her with a poem. A poem...for a lover of words is a priceless gift! :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/23/2013 7:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I so agree with you. Although I have not written a poem for you I want you to know you are appreciated as well.
  1. Date: 3/23/2013 1:24:00 AM
    Thanks Richard, for line 22 - "this is the place that kindness lives" - it inspires. True, kindness is not a cloud in the sky, it breaths, it is not unreachable, it has an address. it is accessible, it has inviting sign posts of massaging words, empathetic looks, charming smiles, and attractive offerings. No body remembers anybody for what they did for themselves. people remember people for what they did for others. that is the prize from kindness - immortality.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/23/2013 7:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You speak wise and you speak well. It's intresting how someone can write some words and you pick up on the essence of them. You sir I like instantly! Thanks for commenting you are welcome in my home of words at any time. I felt the same about my friend Timothy below, check out his poems as well.
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 11:24:00 PM
    You guys seem to have quite the friendship! It's amazing to me how close you can feel to someone through the exchanging of poetry and comments... even with the ones you've never met. The gem image at the last was a very sweet touch.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/23/2013 12:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's really nice to get to know the more "open" people on the site :) To get inside each other's minds makes browsing the boards all the more fun and interesting...
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/22/2013 11:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Tim I was just heading over to see you, you beat me to it. Although I have just made your acquaintance I feel a meeting of the minds as well. Through words, age time space and culture can be breached. I am enjoying getting to know you. Thanks for all the visits. I have also enjoyed some of the comments you have written to other poets.