Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership
Quote of the Day

Quote Left"The harder you work, the luckier you get."Quote Right

by Gary Player

  |  Comment

See and share Beautiful Nature Photos and amazing photos of interesting places

Lets Be Open

Richard Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux - LIFETIME Premium Member Richard Lamoureux - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Lets Be Open 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.

Read Poems by Richard Lamoureux

Best Richard Lamoureux Poems

+ Fav Poet

Lets Be Open

Walk over to someone
you have never met. Give them
a smile. You will be surprised
at their reaction. Everyone needs
a friend. Perhaps that person
is you. Sometimes this world
can be a lonely place. People sitting
side by side never speaking.  A sea of
humanity isolated. People wanting
to be seen, afraid to speak. Wishing to
be noticed. Are you strong enough
to take the first step. Extend a hand
and you will come to know, you are 
remarkable. The world can use
more smiles. In the end you give
yourself a special gift. For you may
gain a special friend. 

Lets be open contest.

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 11/1/2013 7:47:00 AM
    congratulations on your win Richard, i would have placed it higher xx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/1/2013 8:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mandy, you are kind. I'm lucky it was chosen I didn't follow the instructions.
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 1:22:00 PM
    Richard, . Love the win *Hugs* SKAT

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 9:01:00 PM
    Richard, , well done, congratulations in the Let's be Open contest... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 1:58:00 PM
    I've been on this path myself for a while. Trying to be more open and giving gifts of kindness, and smiling acknowledgements. It's work sometimes but great when it comes back to you:)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/29/2013 8:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Karen, you are so right.
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 7:52:00 AM
    So, so true...dare to open the heart and let it shine through the thickest of fogs.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/21/2013 8:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Drake
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 7:27:00 AM
    We Dutch have a saying - it's an open door... this one is......... with a view behind it.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/21/2013 7:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I like that, great comment, thanks.
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 3:28:00 AM
    This beautiful, Richard, but sometimes when you are open, you wind up getting hurt, way beyond what you can bear. So, yes, let's be open but cautious, for too many wounds can break a heart. I'm a very open person...I'm learning to change for self-preservation. Guess this in itself was rather open...I'm hopeless! "A time to speak, and time to be silent...a time to embrace and a time to be refrain from embracing. For everything, there is a time!" I always have time to read your work! Always!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/21/2013 7:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    So we take a chance that we will be hurt, the love we receive far outweighs the hurt and I will be happy to risk all for but a few moments. Don't change a highly guarded heart is an empty one. Yours is Beautifuly placed on your sleeve for all to see.
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 4:50:00 PM
    You are an open book Richard, a beautiful read, one I don't want to put down for fear I'll miss the end, your a best seller on God's fav shelf of loving writers, much enjoyed the view of how you treat the world, thank you xx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/20/2013 7:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow that's one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me. You just added to a great day.
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 3:17:00 PM
    gracious write filled with uplifitng words and incredible tone... this looks like a free verse or light poetry... awesome!..:)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/20/2013 7:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Nette, I love hearing from you because you are so sweet.
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 9:33:00 AM
    What a deep but simple truth...why is it so hard for us to do? Like a ripple in a pond a smile can reach farther than we can see. Truly a Gem Rick,

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/20/2013 9:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again Bernard, heading off to work, have a blessed day.
    Colasurdo Avatar Bernard Colasurdo
    Date: 6/20/2013 9:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    oh going into my favs : )