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Melted Down

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Melted Down

It took eight and a half years
You finally melted me down
Dribbled me on the floor
The liquification of me
Not needed any more

When I had started
I was so strong
I worked hours on end
Was part of the team
Took part in your dream

Some how I got lost along the way
To much heat every day
Not noticing the signs
Lost inside the lines
Unable to comprehend
No longer able to pretend

Now I am a different shape
Cooled within the mold
Put on a press and rolled
Up for auction and sold
Left to the highest bidder
Sold and more than bitter

So the dance begins again
Yet I am not the same
More familiar with the game
I will protect myself
Refuse to be put on a shelf
I will not be pushed aside
Melted or undefined
I am much stronger redefined
My new armor is asbestos lined


Meltdown Contest

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  1. Date: 7/11/2013 10:32:00 PM

    Richard.. Congratulations, in the MELTDOWN contest... take care-- always~ Linda

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/12/2013 6:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Linda
  1. Date: 7/11/2013 6:57:00 PM

    Melt down perfectly described in the first stanza. Hopeful that the asbestos lined armor will assure that you won't get lost inside the lines again. Great expression and congrats on the meltdown win :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/11/2013 7:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Karen.
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 6:57:00 PM

    Awesome poem, Richard! Congratulations, Richard for your win in Anthony's contest. hugs, catie :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/11/2013 7:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Catie.
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 10:11:00 AM

    Richard such strength and courage conveyed in this poem. Congrats on your fabulous win. Warm Smiles, Connie

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/9/2013 6:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for your visits Connie
  1. Date: 7/8/2013 9:31:00 PM

    You beat me by 1 place. But you deserve it.2 more days.Love Colleen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/9/2013 7:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    One more Day! I hope you have a truly wonderful trip.
  1. Date: 7/8/2013 7:09:00 PM

    You nailed this one! Too many of us have been there with you. Fine writing, Richard, and congratulations... Jack

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/9/2013 8:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Jack
  1. Date: 7/8/2013 5:40:00 PM

    This indeed, was a melt down of a difficult kind.........I hope you are stronger and wiser wearing your new suit of armor. :) Congratulations, Richard!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/9/2013 8:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Carrie.
  1. Date: 6/27/2013 9:37:00 AM

    Amazing...somehow you find just the perfect words. I wish you the best in this contest! I know you'll definitely be placed for it! It's always so sad to be forgotten and put away... but we learn from mistakes. This reminds me of the song Titanium by David Guetta... Wonderful write!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/27/2013 6:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I love that song. Thanks for all your visits today.
  1. Date: 6/12/2013 6:11:00 AM

    You got wiser, mon ami, Richard, thus your value has increased so much that no-one will be able to buy you out! Wonderful verse, marvelous message! Thank you and good luck!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/12/2013 6:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Demetrios. I appreciate your visit.
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 9:11:00 PM

    Great write. I'm really impressed with this pen and I hope it will be ranked high in the contest. Well done and Good luck. AO

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/27/2013 6:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks sorry I missed this kind comment till now.
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 7:13:00 PM

    I think I will adapt this mindset ,so powerful! Great entry for the contest Rick. Hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/11/2013 7:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Cecilia, hugs back
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 6:03:00 PM

    Still "WOW"-ing the asbestos lined, I really amazed about how this poem ends, really spectacular line Rick! :D good luck for the contest, and wishing you a wonderful day there :D hug, Yanny

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/11/2013 6:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Yanny, so nice to have a visit from you today, hugs Rick
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 3:43:00 PM

    very powerful and poetic! i like this very much!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/11/2013 3:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks ilene. Hugs Rick
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 11:41:00 AM

    Oh! hello welcome home! This is fantastic "I am much stronger redefined My new armor is asbestos lined" why not steel? Ha! ha! Thank you for your comments on my last poem. did n't get any mood to write any new. hope to do one soon. Hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/11/2013 3:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hugs back
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/11/2013 2:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Manel, let me know when you have inspiration, I will be happy to read your words.
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 11:36:00 AM

    bold and forceful write write.. i like the way your clinched this with a tranformational end line, richard... well done!.:) huggs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/11/2013 3:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hugs back
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/11/2013 2:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Nette
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 10:50:00 AM

    Powerful entry! A very easy going flow and I was struck by the coldness of the last line... I believe this will do well!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/11/2013 2:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Tim.
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 10:21:00 AM

    Richard...how do you do it? How does inspiration come for contests? I don't know...for me it is the other way around. Inspiration comes from life, then I think of contests! Incredible. Hey...about the senryu with the quote from you...If you want to check it out, go to Anne Lise Poem about dreaming...the one that won a contest. I read that one and read your comment, and you mentioned also Shakespear and to sleep perchance to dream...then...the comment that inspired me! :) Yes...you do inspire me!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/11/2013 2:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sometimes all I need is a single word and ideas pop into my head. To be honest I find it very surprising. I will check out the comment Eileen. Hugs Rick
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 10:02:00 AM

    That asbestos is very dangerous so one can be injured from heartache and disappointment or be physically injured from the dangerous sustance asbestos..Enjoyed reading your unique work..Thanks for the visit to my work..Your comments are always encouraging..Sara

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/11/2013 2:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I never thought of the danger part when I chose that word, good point. Thanks Sara
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 8:44:00 AM

    Wow! that last line is a doozey! asbestos lined....seems hard to breathe... Best wishes in the contest. hugs, catie :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/11/2013 2:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Catie so nice to have a visit from you, thanks for commenting on my poem.