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The Gate

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The Gate

The gate opened just a crack!
Revealing my alternate reality.
I was not meant for a world of concrete.
Trudging along materialistic highways.

Revealing my alternate reality.
A pathway to my epiphany.
Trudging along materialistic highways.
My energy sapped chasing the temporary.

A pathway to my epiphany.
This required leaving my lesser self behind.
My energy sapped chasing the temporary.
Now I can finally smell the flowers.

This required leaving my lesser self behind.
Discovering the man I was born to be.
Now I can finally smell the flowers.
Concrete and muck scraped off of me.

Discovering the man I was meant to be.
In the end a pleasant surprise.
Concrete and muck scraped off of me.
A part of nature I now can breathe.

In the end a pleasant surprise.
I was not meant for a world of concrete.
A part of nature I now can breathe.
The gate opened just a crack!

Nette's Glimpses of Epiphany Contest

July 19, 2013

By Richard Lamoureux 

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  1. Date: 8/5/2013 9:32:00 PM

    A couple of days late, but congratulations is never too late, Richard!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/5/2013 9:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Annalise.
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 9:35:00 PM

    lovely :-) ~SKAT~

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/4/2013 8:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 9:08:00 PM

    another nice winning poem...Linda

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/4/2013 8:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 7:25:00 AM

    Lovely piece,Richard..Congrats on your well deserved win...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/3/2013 8:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks olusegun.
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 5:55:00 AM

    rating

  1. Date: 8/3/2013 5:54:00 AM

    Richard I love this so much not said makes one ponder, congrats on win Shadow x smiles

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/3/2013 8:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Shadow
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 12:10:00 AM

    that crack was surely a path for one's awakening, rich... stunning work as always... congrats on your fine win in my contest.. do check my blog for my remarks.:) hugggs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/3/2013 8:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Nette,
  1. Date: 8/2/2013 6:24:00 PM

    I can truly relate to this my friend, I have spent forty years searching and many times, I have delved into my soul, beautiful write, thanks for sharing...Peter

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/3/2013 8:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much Peter.
  1. Date: 8/2/2013 4:28:00 PM

    Hi Richard....really nice....you want a taste of country come visit me.....it takes three days to mow my yard! :-) congratulations.....much to enjoy in these lines....

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/2/2013 4:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ha Ha, I change my mind, it's the concrete Jungle for me.
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 7:26:00 PM

    A crack is all it takes to squeeze into a better world Rick, this poem explains it perfectly. Good luck in this contest, BTW I forgot to actually enter my Eskimo Nell lol. Take care Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/2/2013 4:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    To bad, I am sure it would have been picked. I have done that a few times.
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 9:57:00 AM

    I too am not meant for a world of concrete. Give me the country, open fields, grassy plains, the mountain air,...Just let me breathe!! You're truly gifted!...Milt

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/2/2013 4:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    sounds grand Milton
  1. Date: 7/21/2013 5:47:00 AM

    Lovely ending to an awesome poem. You're really outdoing yourself these days. Well done, my friend. Licia :-)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/21/2013 6:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Licia, you are sweet.
  1. Date: 7/21/2013 2:21:00 AM

    (7) Richard good morning ty for visiting my work. gl with this pen. I think it's a winner Shadow x smiles

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/21/2013 6:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My pleasure Shadow.
  1. Date: 7/20/2013 9:55:00 PM

    Good luck. I have MRSA infection in my lungs and sinuses and my ear ruptured. I give up. Love Colleen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/21/2013 6:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're not a giverupper Collen. This to shall pass. Hugs Rick.
  1. Date: 7/20/2013 7:37:00 PM

    Obviously I agree 100% with the comment below. ;) You're becoming more and more talented with your pen as you continue to write and challenge yourself, Rick! It's very admirable and inspirational. I have had writers block this summer which is too bad- I find that my best writing comes from times when I am in despair, which is unfortunate but I can't seem to ever be able to write well when I am super happy haha. I will keep trying though- like I said, you inspire me! Hugs. :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/20/2013 7:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    What a nice thing to say. Your visits are always so enjoyable. Good for the Ego. Thanks for making me smile Anne. Keep trying there is a lot of poetry waiting to come out.
  1. Date: 7/20/2013 5:02:00 PM

    I always know you are a remarkable man, Rick. Good that you know it. Great one! Good luck with the contest :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/20/2013 5:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am touched by your kind words.
  1. Date: 7/20/2013 10:46:00 AM

    Dear Richard I posted a poem, for ur comments

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/20/2013 10:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    on my way
  1. Date: 7/20/2013 6:17:00 AM

    Good morning when you wake up in a little while...lovely poem. Yes, be the man you were meant to be! :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/20/2013 10:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Gotta be me, good morning to you as well Eileen
  1. Date: 7/19/2013 11:49:00 PM

    Good Luck in the Contest Dearest RIck!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/20/2013 10:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Manel
  1. Date: 7/19/2013 11:48:00 PM

    Definitely you were not meant for a world of Concrete. Materiel world is a temporary state. We should walk towards a higher spiritual level Jesus, Buddha had shown us. Very deep Pantoum . A salute to PS Pantoum master Lots of hugs. By the way what have you seen between my lines in the "Storm" I need to know. whether my mental picture is shown

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 9:29:00 PM

    The ultimate of finding yourself - who you are meant to be in this world........good poem Rick - good luck in the competition. ...Shaz

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/19/2013 11:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Shaz
  1. Date: 7/19/2013 8:51:00 PM

    It is always nice to discover who we really are., It is always best to be ourselves. Thanks for sharing this wonder ful poem with us. I'm sure it will do good in the contest.... Lucilla

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/19/2013 11:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Lucilla
  1. Date: 7/19/2013 8:41:00 PM

    This is beautiful, Richard. Also a beautiful revelation.. we owe a depth of gratitude when we discover this. I love it! All the best for the contest...I can picture it on the Winners' List.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/19/2013 11:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Annalise, you are kind.
  1. Date: 7/19/2013 6:47:00 PM

    excellent content, maybe think about the capitalization & the lack of punctuation?Thanks so much for stopping by my verses. Light & Love