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Contemplation

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Contemplation

Today is a contemplative day.
Not a day of joy but of thought.
A wrestling of sorts within.
I hope to find some clarity.

What lies have I told to myself?
What have I chosen to believe?
Can there be escape from myself?
I hope that the answer is yes.

So I sit thinking of my days
Into which cup I'm pouring life
Is there time to hold something back
Or have the sands blown away

All the answers I thought I knew
Now they seem like a cosmic joke
Still there's a difference I can make
All I need is courage to change
 

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  1. Date: 1/27/2014 4:05:00 PM
    Congrats on the nice poem, Richard; you must correct the form though: It is not a quatorzain but free verse. 7 G.

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 5:52:00 PM
    Hmm...yes, very contemplative, indeed. the serious kind. Loved it. hugs, Catie :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/22/2013 7:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Catie
  1. Date: 4/21/2013 9:44:00 AM
    Yes, it all needs courage... Thanks to your poem, we won't feel alone, doing the job. This will be, it seems, a new anthem for everybody!:) Love, Hanitra

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/22/2013 7:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Hanitra
  1. Date: 4/21/2013 9:30:00 AM
    I wish I had more of these contemplative days. I'm such a hopeless procrastinator! Perhaps I should get into meditation, no? Seriously though, this was very deep writing... I always feel a bit wiser and less stressed when I read your work.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/22/2013 7:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Perhaps you can contemplate about procrastination *lol*
  1. Date: 4/20/2013 1:58:00 AM
    We all need time to look inside and to contemplate the deeper things in life. Great write...my favorite lines: So I sit thinking of my days Into which cup I'm pouring life. Reminds me of one of my favorite verses: Psalm 139:16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/20/2013 6:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Great verse, there is some spectacular poetry in the bible.
  1. Date: 4/19/2013 7:35:00 PM
    When one musters the courage to look it can be a life altering moment, very touching verse Richard, we should all clean house once in a while, thank you for the sweet reminder xxx