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The Empty Kleenex Box

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The Empty Kleenex Box

I reach for another Kleenex.
The box sits empty on the shelf.
Have I really cried that many tears?
Has my life turned into a sad tale?
Have all the tissues floated down a river of lonely tears?

The time for crying has ended.
I will lift myself.
Poke out my head.
Had not the sun continued to shine in my absence?
My friends cried with me for a while.
A few of the tissues where crumpled in their hands.
Still I was not to be consoled.
What choice did they have but to leave?
In fact I was so sad I barely knew they were there.

So now I rise.
Lift my eyes to the sky.
Let a gentle breeze dry my face.
Smile with thanks for a new day.
For in the end
a river of tears and tissues is enough.

The Empty Kleenex box contest 
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  1. Date: 11/12/2013 7:41:00 PM
    Richard This is an up and down emotional write. Sad, sadder then uplifting and happy. Nice job

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/12/2013 8:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Robin.
  1. Date: 4/19/2013 2:39:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win... I already believe is a winning entry for the contest. Well done!~A.O

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/19/2013 6:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes you did predict correctly, thanks for the vote of confidence.
  1. Date: 4/19/2013 12:18:00 AM
    You have a way of expressing a vision so clearly it feels crystal clear. A great win my friend and a deserving one. Congrats!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/19/2013 6:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Connie
  1. Date: 4/18/2013 7:31:00 PM
    a nice win..pd

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/19/2013 6:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda
  1. Date: 4/18/2013 1:29:00 PM
    Congratulations Richard....nice!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/19/2013 6:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ;0)
  1. Date: 4/18/2013 9:30:00 AM
    Congrats, Richard. You never disappoint!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/19/2013 6:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What a nice thing to say.
  1. Date: 4/17/2013 6:07:00 PM
    Very nice tale here. Pick up, brush off and renew. If only it was that easy. I think men grieve differently than women, i dont know . What do you think? This was really good. I see the clarity you've portrayed. J

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/19/2013 6:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks
  1. Date: 4/17/2013 10:25:00 AM
    Richard, Talented win here!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/19/2013 6:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Craig
  1. Date: 4/17/2013 8:28:00 AM
    All the bestb in the contest.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/17/2013 8:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks
  1. Date: 4/16/2013 8:02:00 PM
    yes this is a tear jerker.hope all is well and your days are good.I posted another one.It is a racing thought moment and started writing.take care.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/16/2013 10:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, on my way to check out your poem.
  1. Date: 4/15/2013 10:00:00 AM
    I admire the way this one is laid out. It starts out as the saddest tissue box poem I have yet read, and then the end is quite lighter stuff. Excellently penned.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/16/2013 10:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Isaiah
  1. Date: 4/14/2013 5:16:00 PM
    Tears wash away the anguish of the soul, I have gone through too many tissue boxes....terrific write Rick. Hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/14/2013 5:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cecilia. I hope they have all been wiped away and that you are now smiling.
  1. Date: 4/14/2013 11:34:00 AM
    For a minute I thought this was real until I got to the end and found it to be a contest, glad it wasn't true, wew! Good luck in the contest Richard, another great write, from our talented poet xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/14/2013 11:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Rose, I am glad as well *lol*
  1. Date: 4/14/2013 10:32:00 AM
    Lovely Richard. I visualized this grief and can relate... Samia

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/14/2013 10:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your thoughtful comment. A time to cry an a time to laugh each in it's season. I wish for you an endless summer.
  1. Date: 4/14/2013 10:27:00 AM
    This is very entertaining and also elements much like a hymn that one might sing in church "So now I rise, Lift my eyes to the sky". You made this challenge into a perfect piece of art.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/14/2013 10:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your visits and kind comments.
  1. Date: 4/14/2013 9:08:00 AM
    Tear.....here.....

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/14/2013 10:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry to cause a tear, when your comment causes me to smile.
  1. Date: 4/14/2013 8:27:00 AM
    wow Richard this is so visual, an absolute gem to read...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/14/2013 10:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Harry!