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Words

Richard Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux - LIFETIME Premium Member Richard Lamoureux - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Words 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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Words

Words
Oh how we love them
They lift us
Build us up
Inject love to the centre of our being
Painted into pictures colouring our dreams
Writing or reading or tumbling from our tongues
Words fill our minds and our lungs
They are the wings on which our spirits travel
Ecstacy 
We are freed with their meaning

Words 
Oh how we hate them
They trip us
Cause us to fall down
Words rip our hearts from our chest
We are transported to lands of gray matter
Knocked off of the rungs of our ladders
Millstones tied to our ankles
Desperation
Frustration
Words on a page
Help release rage
What we hate can heal
Layers that we peel
Spokes within the wheel
In the end neither good or bad
We need both happy and sad

No day without night
No surety or fate
Words are just a tool
A gift to satiate
So we all drink
The words that others think
We can love or hate them
But in the end
Words create a link

 
Inspired by my friend Eileen Ghali

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  1. Date: 4/2/2013 5:13:00 PM
    Very nice Richard..can't wait for the combo!!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/2/2013 5:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have written part one.
  1. Date: 4/2/2013 2:00:00 PM
    This is very beautiful, Richard. Humbled that my poem was a source of inspiration to you. Thanks. :) Soup mail

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/2/2013 2:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It would be an honor. I'm game.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/2/2013 2:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Do you want to try writing a poem together? You write a verse I will write a response we can do it by Soup mail and then enveil it on both of our addresses.
  1. Date: 4/2/2013 11:17:00 AM
    Richard, this is a stunning write. There is always so much truth in your poems - I can always relate to them.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/2/2013 1:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Heather I am also a big fan of your work, I have a number of your poems in my favorites.
  1. Date: 4/2/2013 11:16:00 AM
    The power of words eloquently expressed.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/2/2013 1:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Suzanne
  1. Date: 4/2/2013 10:14:00 AM
    Richard...I know the feeling. I read that poem by Eileen too. You were inspired by the words of a poem about words! GREAT!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/2/2013 1:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Caleb