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Above The Clouds

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Above The Clouds

How
How
How can I rise
Above the dark clouds
To expansive blue skies
Escaping a world of lies

Lightning flashing under my feet
Dancing to a thunderous beat
Rain laid beneath me
Like a glass sheet

Jumping higher
An intergalactic flyer
Gravity cannot hold
New images unfold
Past the moon 
To the stars
Beyond close to what is far

No limits on my mind
Other dreams and worlds to find
All images diamond lined
Limited knowledge redefined

Before I know it
I am pulled back
A mind under attack
The string that tethers me no longer slack
Journey shorter than it seemed
A hoped reality only dreamed
Returned  to earth
Beneath the clouds
sometimes life is way too loud

I cut the tether to rise again
Above the clouds 
beyond the rain
So I'm lifted
On words that I write
Free to travel 
On wings of light

Above the Clouds Contest
Written June 13, 2013



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  1. Date: 7/1/2013 10:27:00 PM
    a sweet above the clouds poem........... SKAT

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/2/2013 6:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks SKAT
  1. Date: 6/26/2013 8:29:00 PM
    congrats Richard another great win xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/2/2013 6:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Rose
  1. Date: 6/25/2013 9:48:00 PM
    Richard, , CONGRATULATIONS! on your awesome win, in the "Above the Clouds" a contest by Drake Eszes. have yourself a nice one... xox~ LINDA

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/26/2013 6:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda
  1. Date: 6/25/2013 8:39:00 PM
    Congratulations with your version of Above The Clouds. Very exciting to find the words that give one that feeling. Love, Joyce

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/26/2013 6:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Joyce
  1. Date: 6/25/2013 8:39:00 PM
    congrats on your place in this contest.I just cant catch a break from anything lately.Have a good one.Love Colleen

    Bono Avatar Colleen Bono
    Date: 6/26/2013 10:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I didnt enter this contest.It doesnt bother me if i dont place in a contest cause i know myself they are good,everyone just has different opinions on what they read and thats ok.thank you,Colleen
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/26/2013 6:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Colleen, l have entered a number of contests that I have not placed in and I know the poems have been good. I try not to take it personal and am just happy the contest resulted in a new poem.
  1. Date: 6/25/2013 2:36:00 PM
    This was so excellent, Richard! "I cut the tether to rise again"...that hits home for me. Thanks for submitting this for my contest!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/26/2013 6:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure Drake
  1. Date: 6/15/2013 10:08:00 AM
    you have the ability Richard to whisk one away with many of your poems.. and this one on a splendid journey.. like this very much...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/16/2013 7:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Harry, your comments are uplifting.
  1. Date: 6/15/2013 12:26:00 AM
    Took me on a journey with this one... above the clouds then back on the ground. I always thought it'd be really cool to have that zero gravity feel. But on certain writing binges it can come close to that feeling...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/15/2013 6:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Writing is a feeling like no other. I think people who don't write can't really understand how enjoyable it is.
  1. Date: 6/14/2013 2:49:00 AM
    have been in a mania state so not feeling to good.Colleen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/14/2013 6:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry to hear that Colleen. Hugs Rick
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 6:08:00 PM
    Beautiful one Rick :D glad to read your beautiful poem in my first morning :D have a nice day Rick :D hug, Yanny (soup mail)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/13/2013 7:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Yanny, nice to have you back at the soup. Hugs Rick.
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 2:40:00 PM
    Little bit under the weather... bronchitis. That and getting ready for our big move, haven't have been ignoring my P-Soup friends... sorry, Jack

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 6/14/2013 6:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Moving to beautiful downtown Newmarket... back to civilization! Feeling a little better today thanks to antibiotics and an inhaler!
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/13/2013 5:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry to hear that Jack. Where are you moving?? No sorry required.
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 12:11:00 PM
    You took me along above the clouds! Got to hear Bryan Adams belting it out about cloud # 9. Lovely, Richard...you will do well! :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/13/2013 5:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I hope so, time will tell. You of course are always so kind. Hugs Rick.
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 11:05:00 AM
    - This is a lovely poem, Richard! - I really enjoy it! - Good Luck! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/13/2013 5:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne Lise you are sweet.
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 10:32:00 AM
    This is imagination taking flight, beautifully written Rick. As you can see I had some spare time today and have been catching up on your writes, you're very prolific. This poem is way above the clouds, good luck in the contest. Take care, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/13/2013 5:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Aww thanks Rick, I appreciate your visits and comments.
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 10:23:00 AM
    uplifting me no end with your lilting words...another gem of a piece, richard..you are on cloud 9! :) huggs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/13/2013 5:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Nette with your comments I think I have been lifted to cloud ten.