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Sometimes it is tough

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Sometimes it is tough

Sometimes it is tough
When you walk in the light
Along brightened pathways
Summer sun warming your face
When you know 
Your friend is sad
In a dark place
Guilt overwhelms you
How can you be so happy
Strolling along

You call out to your friend
Come walk with me
The path is not too narrow
I will take your hand

Yet they ask to be left alone
You feel unequipped
You are here
They are over there
Worlds in opposition
If it would help
You would change positions
Yet that is not your decision

You try to mute your joy
Somehow your happy annoys
It's hard
Light in contrast 
Makes theirs a darker place
You see it on her face

Contrasts can amplify
There is no ryhme or reason why
So in the end
Feeling less is just pretend
You must grab on
Before your own joy is gone
One day you will face your own night
Maybe a friend traveling in light
Will take your hand
Bring you back to this land
A place of joy
Where maybe you'll see
Someone waiting for you
Perhaps 
Hopefully 
Prayerfully
Me






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  1. Date: 5/2/2014 9:21:00 PM
    Richard What a true and lovely write. We all need someone in the roughest times. Thank you for the great comment on my Freedom poem.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/3/2014 8:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure Robin.
  1. Date: 6/29/2013 11:38:00 PM
    Oh Richard, this is such a lovely write. I have had hands reach out for me in my darkest hours, and this kindness has formed sturdy foundations for lifelong friendships. Thank you for sharing your art....Love Roobs xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/29/2013 11:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ruby, good night.
  1. Date: 6/29/2013 4:01:00 AM
    Richard, what you wrote is absolutely true. Just be a good listener to your friend, but don't carry quilt and keep enjoying life. Life is too short. Believe me I know. Pray for your friend and when she is ready to take your hand she will and thank you for being her friend. If she doesn't, in your heart you know you've did what you could. Hugs and Warm Smiles, Connie

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/29/2013 7:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good advice, thanks!
  1. Date: 6/28/2013 8:07:00 PM
    Hi Richard, this is nice realistic piece.Sometimes in life there are somethings that one has to do alone.This journey or moment helps one to reflect on the inner self.. something that is difficult to be done when one is in the company of others.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/28/2013 8:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That's why I so enjoy my quiet time. Thanks for your thoughtful comment.
  1. Date: 6/27/2013 11:28:00 PM
    A nice poem, Richard...Unfortunately, not many are able to pull someone out of the darkness into the light and they continue on their merry way. I find it hard when I'm there for someone in his/her time of need to find that he/she isn't there in mine. Oh well...life isn't perfect, is it. Your ending was very good. Take care

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/28/2013 6:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen, I hope you are traveling in light today.
  1. Date: 6/27/2013 7:32:00 PM
    Wonderful poem. The longest walk seems but a few steps with a friend to walk beside you

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/27/2013 7:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    How true!
  1. Date: 6/27/2013 6:16:00 PM
    Ricdhard; this is really good. We all need someone sometimes. Thanks for sharing..... Lucilla

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/27/2013 6:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Lucilla, your kind visit is appreciated.
  1. Date: 6/27/2013 4:29:00 PM
    Rick.....I love this poem! One never knows when the light will turn to dark, having good friends to help you get back in the light is priceless! Hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/27/2013 6:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cecilia, hugs back.
  1. Date: 6/27/2013 12:08:00 PM
    sadly beautiful rendered with real emotions and tender images... there is light after a sense of being alone.. wonderful!..:)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/27/2013 6:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Nette I hope you are having a wonderful day.
  1. Date: 6/27/2013 11:34:00 AM
    well versed. we all go through loneliness, If a friend come to you when you are sad and depressed, bring the smile back to your face,that has tremendous value. felt sad but a good poem.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/27/2013 6:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Manel, I am happy to let a friend lead me out of sadness if I am there.
  1. Date: 6/27/2013 9:58:00 AM
    it is bothersome when you are happy and a friend is not feeling the weather, a good friend you bestow upon, enjoyed your write, ~always, Linda

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/27/2013 6:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda
  1. Date: 6/27/2013 7:16:00 AM
    You have masterfully portrayed those in need of help and those that offer it! Being in the light you want and desire to share it with all of your friends, especially those that reside in the darkness, they need it most of all! I understand completely this poem, and it makes complete sense to me! I really loved reading this enlightening piece this morning! What a brilliant (No pun intended, really) poem, Great Work!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/27/2013 7:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Aw thanks Russell your spirit radiates light and that is why so many appreciate you.
  1. Date: 6/27/2013 7:10:00 AM
    Honey flows nicely out of your mouth, enjoyed your verse R xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/27/2013 7:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Rose. How are you doing?