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Reflection of you

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Below is the poem entitled Reflection of you 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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Reflection of you

Looking in the mirror
Is this dark image true
Your look is deceiving 
It doesn't reflect you

In search of protection
Appearance you neglect
You look for reactions
You've learned what to expect

Who will see the real you
Beneath the tattooed skin
Your outward appearance
Hides the spirit within

You don't wish to be hurt
You've experienced too much
If someone sees beyond
There is a heart to touch


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  1. Date: 5/16/2013 6:27:00 PM
    You really can built the e Orion in here Rick, I also love the topic that you bring :D congrats on your win and wishing you a wonderful da there :D hug, Yanny

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/16/2013 6:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Big hug back Yanny. Thanks
  1. Date: 5/16/2013 11:53:00 AM
    Great topic about which you write and great presentation of the idea..Congrats on your great win..Sara

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/16/2013 5:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Sara
  1. Date: 5/15/2013 10:09:00 PM
    Much truth So much truth in this great write...the toughest looking usually have the softest hearts. Congrats on an awesome win! Hugs ....soupmail

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/16/2013 5:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That can certainly be the case and then sometimes the look reflects the actual person. So you can never know for sure until you take the time to look a bit deeper. People are so fascinating in all their various personas.
  1. Date: 5/15/2013 8:47:00 PM
    Richard, Congratulations on the deep and hidden emotions on this Reflections winning poem. Always & Forever *Linda

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/16/2013 5:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Linda.
  1. Date: 5/15/2013 7:02:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win, I enjoyed reading it this evening. Light & Love

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/15/2013 7:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Debbie
  1. Date: 5/15/2013 12:28:00 PM
    Congratulations! Well deserved, so true how many people aren't what they seem. It takes one to know one.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/15/2013 7:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for all your kind visits.
  1. Date: 5/15/2013 12:22:00 PM
    Yes! So many wounded souls hide behind a mask. Congratulations on your win. Elaine George

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/15/2013 7:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Elaine
  1. Date: 5/15/2013 11:25:00 AM
    Great write and well deserved. Congrats Richard. AO

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/15/2013 7:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks A.O you are always kind.
  1. Date: 5/15/2013 11:05:00 AM
    Congratulations with your winning poem RICHARD, it's a nice Reflections Of???. ~SKAT~

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/15/2013 7:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks SKAT
  1. Date: 5/15/2013 10:11:00 AM
    Great. Congrats on your win. GL

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/15/2013 7:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Goodness
  1. Date: 5/14/2013 4:31:00 AM
    very nice poem friend richard..thanks for dropping by..good day :) hugs Maria

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/14/2013 6:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Maria, hugs back.
  1. Date: 5/14/2013 3:08:00 AM
    That's one of my pet peeves... when people always associate tattoos with delinquency and druggies. Some people hang their art on the wall... others wear it on their skin. Nice "reflection" here, Rick... very nice.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/14/2013 6:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Tim, I am afraid of needles so no tattoos for me.
  1. Date: 5/13/2013 8:05:00 PM
    wow, Richard, after reading this poem.. it makes me think... some makeup is hard to remove, and sometimes tattoos can not cover up a good heart.. enjoyed~ Linda

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/13/2013 8:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad you enjoyed it.
  1. Date: 5/13/2013 7:05:00 PM
    I really like the way you approached "don't judge the book by by the cover" while including the personal image of how one see's themself in the mirror. This is multi-faceted and all folds together perfectly. Sometime's I'm glad I chose to hide my tattoo and sometimes I wish I didn't really care. OOPS, there goes one of my secrets! Great reading your work :)

    Bono Avatar Colleen Bono
    Date: 5/13/2013 9:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks guys I just wiped a tear.you are both awesome people and writers.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/13/2013 7:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Karen, what kind of Tatoo did you choose. I will be a gentleman and not ask you to disclose the location *lol*
    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A
    Date: 5/13/2013 7:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Colleen, is awesome Richard.. deep, and awesome to chat with through soup-mail...
  1. Date: 5/13/2013 3:24:00 PM
    awesome and first to comment on again.take care

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/13/2013 7:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That has been my experience as well Linda.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/13/2013 3:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    well I havn't seen you but you semm like a thoughtful sensitive person.
    Bono Avatar Colleen Bono
    Date: 5/13/2013 3:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    By the way,this is what I see in my reflection.