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Walls of Expectations

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Below is the poem entitled Walls of Expectations 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.

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Walls of Expectations

She was trapped within the walls of expectations
Being who she was thought to be
Daddy's little girl his perfect angel
The teachers pet
Always the good girl
Straight laced
Hair in place
On the fast track to nowhere
Leading the race

Friends looked up to her
Popular with all
Her every move a picture
She looked like a doll
If image is everything
She was living the dream
Yet Inside she just wanted to scream

She ran away to a far off place
Claiming herself within her own space
Exploring beyond the walls
Making mistakes
The new her not fake
Dormant self awake
Vibrant
Free
Solving her own mystery
Understanding her history
Every piece a part of her 
Past and present begin to blur

Comfortable now in her own skin 
Her mind is free the girl has wings
She looks down from the mountain top
No longer scared
She will not stop
No going back to yesterday
She has found a better way

Dedicated to SKAT
Inspired by her poem "MoUNTAN DRoP"




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  1. Date: 3/26/2014 8:56:00 PM
    deep poem...PD

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/27/2014 9:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:16:00 PM
    Wonderful and well written :) Best regards - C.S

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/5/2013 9:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much.
  1. Date: 7/8/2013 8:20:00 AM
    I loved this Rick, it's been a long time but reading this refreshing my mood :) lovely :) wishing you a wonderful day there :D hug, Yanny

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/8/2013 8:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What a treat to have your visit Yanny. Welcome back. Hugs Rick.
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 7:08:00 PM
    This is very good. I like it and I'm sure Skat will like it to. Thanks for sharing..... Lucilla

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/6/2013 11:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Lucilla
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 10:13:00 AM
    I see you did not put this in a contest, but it's so good. I am sure there is one coming up that it will be perfectly suited for. Keep getting inspired by other poets. It makes for poems that we can really enjoy.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/6/2013 11:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea.
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 8:29:00 AM
    Expectations: The enemy of humanity. Magnificent setting & tone here.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/5/2013 8:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again Drake, coming from a talented person such as yourself, I am honored.
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 1:20:00 PM
    Amazing inspiring write, gripping words for many in, that space., can relate....really enjoyed reading. Ty4sharing...Cheriex

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/4/2013 3:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cheriex
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 1:00:00 PM
    Interesting work that you have penned in this one..Great honor to Linda..Enjoyed reading it today..Sara

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/4/2013 3:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Sara
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 12:59:00 PM
    Thank you you always encourage and enlighten me. I have done another poem. I wanted to put it in couplet form but not sure.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/4/2013 3:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    On my way to view.
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 12:06:00 PM
    immensely delighted by this ' flying-free' write, richard... superbly done!.:) huggs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/4/2013 12:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Nette, you are very encouraging.
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 9:21:00 AM
    hey, way to be inspired by Skat!!! I really need to step it up and try to get into this contest. I enjoyed this one, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/4/2013 12:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Andrea, this wasn't for a contest.
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 6:41:00 AM
    Good morning, Richard. :-D Have a good day. Lovely poem for Skat...You are a good man...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/4/2013 6:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning Eileen, I am glad you like my little poem. Hugs Rick.
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 11:51:00 PM
    geez! I love what you did Richard, the poem 'Mountain Drop' was a poem inspired by PD, She spewed out the idea, and said "i'll beat you!" we both posted equal thoughts on our poems, maybe you want to take a peek at her poem........"MOUNTAIN SKIES"..... :-) the theme was her idea. We were both going for the suicidal drop. I am glad I inspired the poem. behind the mask I am all. SKAT

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/4/2013 6:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning SKAT, I will check out Linda's poem, How are you both doing? I was so sad to hear of your loss. Prayers and hugs for both of you.
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 10:26:00 PM
    When you explore beyond your walls you make thousand and one mistakes. Yet you are no slave of another. Very appropriate. well versed. I love to read "Mountain drop" tell me who is the poet? I took your wise advice on my < Fire flies>. Thank you Hugs Manel

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/4/2013 6:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am on my way to read it again. Good morning Manel
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 6:38:00 PM
    This just fits.Nice job.Trip is on,leaving the 10th.Dont know about PD yet.Love Colleen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/4/2013 6:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The tenth will be here before you know it.
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 6:08:00 PM
    a walk with a young soul finding their place in life excellent. Shadow x smiles

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/4/2013 6:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am smiling back, thanks for your visit, it is appreciated.