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No Time After time

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No Time After time

Youth

Every year I live
Lasts an eternity
Must I be treated like a child forever
I speak no one listens
Do sixteen year olds have no rights
I know 
I have lived
Adults tell me
"one day you will understand"
"wait till you have kids of your own"
They tell me what to eat 
What to wear
When to go 
Who I can hang with
When to come home
If only I was a grown up
Things would be so different

The Elder

Every year
Faster than the last
It seems but hours ago I was so young
Living my dreams
The captain of my world
I thought I would live forever
Time is a cruel master
Sapping my strength
Leaving this disintegrating shell
When I speak no one listens
Someone else tells me they know best
They decide what I wear
Who I see
Where I go.
When did I lose control
Why am I treated like a child
My body betrays me
Filled with pain
Each year
Feels like an eternity
It is my time to go

The Dead

This thing I feared
Has finally come
The end is the beginning
I am not scared
A new body was prepared
The energy of youth
Paired with all I have learned
A new beginning
New dreams to live
My Savior promised to forgive
I approach God's throne
Thankfully not alone
Jesus here by my side
On God's face a smile
He says come sit for a while
Today there is no rush
No longer slave to time
It doesn't pass too slow
It won't vanish fast
In fact it no longer exists
Like my old body it has passed a way

In the end God has the final say

Talking To Yourself Contest
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  1. Date: 7/11/2013 10:38:00 PM

    an excellent "talking to yourself" winning poem.... Congratulations, always & forever ~ Linda

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/12/2013 6:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda
  1. Date: 7/11/2013 8:59:00 AM

    Well done Richard. Congrats on your well deserved win. AO

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/11/2013 9:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks A.O
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 10:49:00 AM

    Richard so enjoyed your poem. Congrats on your fine win. Warm Smiles, Connie

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/11/2013 9:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Warm smile back to you.
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 12:12:00 AM

    your creativity shines, both simple and sophisticated all at once... congratulations, richard!..:) huggs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/9/2013 6:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good. Morning and thanks so much for all your visits and kind comments.
  1. Date: 7/8/2013 1:49:00 PM

    So so true Richard, there were so many great writes for the contest and yours is one--thank you

  1. Date: 6/28/2013 7:55:00 AM

    very nicely done.good luck in the contest,even though you don't need luck.You have skill.Love Colleen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/28/2013 8:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Colleen, so nice to have your visit, I hope you are feeling better.
  1. Date: 6/28/2013 7:08:00 AM

    hi Richard, I remember the song of "Father and Son" by Cat Stevens. I love this, like a song humming on my ears. Nice piece!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/28/2013 7:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Elai I think your new picture is cute. I am not familiar with tha song, I do however appreciate the kind comment.
  1. Date: 6/28/2013 1:15:00 AM

    Richard it is very cool that you can do this contest. It's one that I cannot do because of the "dead" part. I guess I don't have the same confidence as others as to what to say about that part! You did an excellent job with this theme. I do love that our old bodies will be done away with in the next life. That part I really am looking forward so I can be rid of my aches!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/28/2013 6:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Perhaps you can ask yourself questions about where am I what will happen next, what worries you, are you at peace.
  1. Date: 6/27/2013 11:30:00 PM

    We shall be changed...in the twinkling of an eye...at the last trump. The mortal will put on immortality....A superb write....the ending full of hope. Loved your comment to Drake. 100 percent true.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/28/2013 6:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Amen!
  1. Date: 6/27/2013 8:32:00 PM

    hi Rich: Such universal thoughts.......we change yet remain the same. Looks like a winner to me. SuZ

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/27/2013 10:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks SuZ
  1. Date: 6/27/2013 7:48:00 PM

    Great poem. this one is a sure winner!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/27/2013 10:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Monterey, I will keep my fingers and toes crossed.
  1. Date: 6/27/2013 7:46:00 PM

    Hell of a conversation here. I can absolutely appreciate the ending.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/27/2013 10:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Drake, it is important to know your destination when you are on an important journey.