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Could Have Been a Perfect Day

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Could Have Been a Perfect Day

Lips wet with dew kissed my sad face
Knowing eyes covered in black lace
A soul departs without a trace 
Returns to grace, returns to grace

I hold her hand as we both pray
Beneath a tree as it's bows sway
If not for death a perfect day
He went away, he went away

I question yet no answers come
All turn to dust when life is done
I'm so lost here with everyone
I want to run, I want to run

Monotetra Contest

Third poem I wrote I was a little unclear on the rules,
I hope I got it right with this one.

One of my close friends Died at 18 in a motorcycle accident.
I dedicate this one to Hosea Cardos.

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  1. Date: 7/11/2013 6:33:00 PM
    The loss and love so deeply felt. The excellent title and poetry form suits the lines perfectly. Peaceful feeling under the tree, what could have otherwise been a perfect day. Congratulations on your win :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/11/2013 6:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Karen.
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 9:01:00 PM
    Well done, Richard.I feel the pain yet there's hope within. So sorry about your friend, Hosea.... RIP. Congratulations!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/11/2013 6:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes there is hope. Thanks
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 9:38:00 PM
    Congrats In Kim's "Monotetra" contest....take care...LINDA

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/10/2013 7:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda.
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 2:55:00 PM
    A great poem to reread and think about for a while. Some great truths lie hidden among these verses. My time was well rewarded.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/9/2013 5:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Isaiah.
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 11:46:00 AM
    A lovely dedication for your friend and a great win. Love, Joyce

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/9/2013 5:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Joyce
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 11:36:00 AM
    Richard, a heartfelt, emotional piece. Well done! Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/10/2013 8:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Kim
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 11:22:00 AM
    Danger things those motorcycles :( Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/10/2013 8:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Debbie
  1. Date: 6/26/2013 6:56:00 PM
    Sad but nice of you to write this for your friend.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/26/2013 8:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Debbie
  1. Date: 6/26/2013 11:18:00 AM
    Such a tragedy dying so young, sorry you had to go through that at such a young age Rick. Touching tribute to your friend. Hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/26/2013 8:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes it was, he had such promise, spoke three languages great personality very intelligent. It was tough for all his friends and family.
  1. Date: 6/25/2013 7:20:00 AM
    Huge respect to you for this personal piece.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/25/2013 7:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Drake
  1. Date: 6/24/2013 5:44:00 PM
    Death...be not proud though some have called thee mighty and dreadful...One short sleep past...we wake eternally...Death thou shalt die. The first and last lines of one of my favorite poems by John Donne. Give it a read...it comforts me. Lovely poem...birthed from painful memories....

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/25/2013 7:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Very appropriate and meaningful scripture. Thanks
  1. Date: 6/24/2013 10:08:00 AM
    sounds good here to.Still pretty sick and might have to go in for iv antibiotics.2 years ago I was in for 62 days.Trying to stay strong.Colleen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/25/2013 7:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You remain in my prayers Colleen. Today is a good day to take a step towards feeling better. Hugs Rick
  1. Date: 6/24/2013 10:08:00 AM
    What a dramatic day for Man, what a glorious day for the soul! Beautiful poem, only those of us who have been through such an experience may understand what you lived! A worthy monument for your friend it is this creation of yours!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/25/2013 7:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Demetrios, I always appreciate your kind words and visits.
  1. Date: 6/23/2013 6:13:00 PM
    Lovely poem. The emotion is definitely there. Great job!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/23/2013 6:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks April