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The Spilling Over of Me

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The Spilling Over of Me

Written by the one
You thought had an empty head
You convinced me with words you said
My voice was silent
For so many years
Not even allowed to express my tears

You let me know what I should think
Consumed me 
Attempted to mold me
Kept me in that pocket
Like your personal pet
I never knew what to expect
Restrained by the fabric of you
You told me what I could do

Silently I waited
Filling my brain
Trying to escape my pain
Getting to know who was me
Knowing one day I would be free

Now I have a voice
What I say is my own choice
My words overflow
They don't seem to slow

My empty head your illusion
I drew a different conclusion
We all have something to say
No more silent voice I pray
I was never meant to do things your way

So on my page I spill
The words from my mind
I am no longer blind
My existance defined
Words pour out before me
There for others to see
My liquidity

As my days run down
I am more than okay
Grateful
For this voice
For my world
All I have dreamed
Thankful for a mind 
That's not as empty as it seemed

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  1. Date: 5/9/2013 4:33:00 PM
    you are always so dead on with your writing.take care

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/9/2013 4:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Collen!
  1. Date: 5/9/2013 12:30:00 AM
    Writing is my main thing, but I used to be extremely into origami. Which is odd I know... but I once made a paper swan using 300 pieces of paper. Now THAT was time-consuming... if ever I get a youtube account going again I can show you some of my piano songs...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/9/2013 6:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That would be cool.
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 12:13:00 PM
    Hey, strong entry, Richard. I'm working on a piece titled "Empty heads". I'm very tempted to steal a couple of your lines (lol). Good one and good luck in the contest. :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/8/2013 12:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ha ha, my brother says use it once it's stealing use it twice it's yours.
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 12:09:00 PM
    Fantastic! Letting go w/a side of gratitude. I condone this piece. Well done! :)

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 10:02:00 AM
    wowowow, one of your BEST, Richard. Free verse really suits you. A FAVE. I see this very high on the winners list!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/8/2013 11:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea, I never wrote free style till I came to the soup. I really enjoy the freedom this form offers.
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 4:02:00 AM
    Brilliant verse, Richard...I remember from one of your recent poems that you must be referring to your father? I identify ...I still bear scars from my Dad's abuse but to his credit, he later apologized for his behavior which was very cleansing...In his later years he became a very gentle, unselfish man...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/8/2013 6:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for commenting Tim. Fortunately I was reparented by my heavenly father. Life turned out exceedingly better than I could ever imagine. Out of woundedness came tremendous gifts and strength. I also have an understanding of what led my dad to be the way he was and have been able to forgive him.
  1. Date: 5/7/2013 11:07:00 PM
    Bravo, my friend. Let your voice ring loud and clear for all the world to hear :) Before writing I don't believe I had much passion for anything. When people asked what I liked to do I was honestly dumbfounded, always saying things like "I don't know". I know for a fact that head of yours is FAR from empty...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/8/2013 6:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am glad you found your passion. When time permits I would also like to explore other artistic endeavors, I use to love drawing and I would love to learn to play a musical instrument.
  1. Date: 5/7/2013 7:59:00 PM
    This fills me with sadness.....that anyone would make someone to feel that they have no voice. :( I've written a poem on this called, MY VOICE! I'm so glad you found your voice, Richard. It brings much joy.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/7/2013 8:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen that is a very nice thing to say.
  1. Date: 5/7/2013 7:54:00 PM
    Just a thank you for running the crazy contest Richard, I had a ball writing my entry. I hope this does well for you in the contest. Is always good to see someone find their voice. Take care, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/7/2013 8:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure Richard, I am glad you enjoyed my contest.
  1. Date: 5/7/2013 5:59:00 PM
    Lovely! This is really rich compared to the empty head title, :D I loved the ambience that you created, they are not only rich as a content but also rich with the senses that you offer :) wishing you a lovely day, hug, Yanny

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/7/2013 6:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks dear Yanny
  1. Date: 5/7/2013 5:43:00 PM
    Very true! Everyone has a story to tell for everyone's world is unique! Beautiful theme and writing. Good luck!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/7/2013 5:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Demetrios, a little luck never hurts.
  1. Date: 5/7/2013 5:08:00 PM
    Richard often we learn late in life this costly lesson, in the twilight of my years I found my voice, this poem I can deeply relate to my friend, thank you for sharing your heart, always xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/7/2013 5:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I left home early and still did not find my voice until I was in my thirties. Now it's impossible to shut me up. The great thing about writing is that you can finish expressing your thoughts without interuption and they can be preserved for future reference. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
  1. Date: 5/7/2013 11:46:00 AM
    Yes, this poem bears testimony to your ability to make your words flow . You really unleash your uniqueness as a poet.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/7/2013 4:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your visits today, much appreciated.
  1. Date: 5/7/2013 11:19:00 AM
    There's no such thing as an "empty head". Everyone is thinking innumerable thoughts during both waking and sleeping hours. Your write looks like a competitor for this contest.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/7/2013 4:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I do agree with you, thanks for commenting.
  1. Date: 5/7/2013 10:30:00 AM
    This will no doubt do well in the contest... Thanks for my placement in your contest and your direct comment therein... Best wishes sir~A.O

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/7/2013 4:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You deserved your place amongst the winners. Thanks for your kind visit.
  1. Date: 5/7/2013 7:32:00 AM
    Glad your mind is finally free to let those words flow....:-)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/7/2013 8:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Donna