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Strings Attached

Carved from tree.
Perfect 
dreamy face, sadness not a trace.
A wood carver dreams of having child.
A spirit wistful running wild.

A hand to hold, a mouth that smiles.
He sits there thinking for a while.
Each piece of wood he cuts away,
one step further from that day.

Strings attached to arms head and back,
the image perfect only a soul he lacks.
He looks at his puppet and sheds a tear,
if only he had a real boy here.

No Fairy Godmother to hear his plea.
A dream unfullfilled will never be.
A carved puppet with little button nose,
perfectly formed fingers and little toes.

He looks at the puppet hangs him high.
Takes a deep breath wipes his eyes.
All his hopes cut away with a knife.
Cancer took the dream from him and his wife.



Debbie Guzzi's 
Dream On Contest

July 24th, 2013


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  1. Date: 8/11/2013 4:20:00 PM
    Very sad strings attached to this one Rick but a beautiful write all the same. Congratulations on the win. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 12:35:00 PM
    A popular grand unified theory, exclusively to people who love poetry. Nice reading. Love this creation.

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 2:32:00 PM
    this is just wonderful. Glad I took the time to see how you did yours, Richard. Congrats for your win.

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 9:46:00 AM
    a nice win Richard :-) Congrats... love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 7:50:00 PM
    Richard, Congratulations, In DG's "Dream On" contest... have yourself a nice one...Linda

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 6:34:00 PM
    Thanks so much a very polished verse, you worked on it and it shows! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 5:09:00 AM
    You have the mastery, pen on.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/30/2013 6:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Gerald, I believe this is our first intro suction. Thanks for stopping to read and comment.
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 10:10:00 PM
    This is a very beautiful , should win any contest .made me very sad...Peter

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/26/2013 11:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry to make you sad Peter
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 12:09:00 PM
    Goodness, I have REAAAAAALLY missed reading your work, Rick! I love the rhythm of this poem, and especially the lines- "He looks at his puppet and sheds a tear, if only he had a real boy here."-- AWESOME lines!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/26/2013 11:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Tjanks for all your visits it really made my day.
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 8:06:00 AM
    This is beautiful Richard, but it made me cry. great for the contest. Thanks for sharing...... Lucilla

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/26/2013 8:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Lucilla, sorry to make you cry. Thanks for commenting.
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 6:45:00 AM
    This is very touchy. the 3rd verse is the nerve of the whole the theme. well penned .Thank you for your inspiration on my poems.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/26/2013 7:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure Manel
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 6:49:00 PM
    Awwww, this is beautiful, Richard. I can relate to this since we also had problems. 7 years later twins popped up out the blue. Wonderful write, my friend. FFFFAAAAVVVVVEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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


    Thanks Licia, it appears dreams do come true. I am happy for you. Thanks for adding to our favorites.
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 1:56:00 PM
    I love the .only a soul he lacks. you added Richard....to add depth to this picture....nice...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/25/2013 7:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm glad you like the changes.
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 11:57:00 AM
    Poignant, a story of such a feeling that real heart will certainly feel. Expression is extremely nice. Loved always, bl

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/25/2013 7:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks bl, that is a very nice thing to say.
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 9:23:00 AM
    Much better Richard now list your form as rhyme! Thanks for the heads up on the extra A after father! [I completely didn't see it!] Light & Love

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/25/2013 9:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Debbie, I will change the form.
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 8:03:00 AM
    Absolutely magical with a very moving conclusion. Wonderful entry for Debbie's contest!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/25/2013 8:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Heather. I'm glad you like it.
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 8:43:00 PM
    A tear jerker....great write & creative twist, really enjoyed reading...thankyou for sharing, richard:0) cherie...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/24/2013 8:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Cherie, thanks so much for your positive comment.
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
    :( How sad....too bad that it can't have a happy ending like the real story! :( Great write, Richard....this was moving...and the Title...captivating. Good night from my part of the world. One minute to 1:00am..... :)

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 7/24/2013 9:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Will you share it with me?
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/24/2013 7:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good night Eileen, the happy part is he does have his wife. Sorry for the sad part. I kept a copy of my original version with the happy ending.
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 3:00:00 PM
    Yup. You added the icing to your already beautiful cake. The only strings being pulled now: Heartstrings.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/24/2013 7:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ha ha ha, a very clever comment Drake;0)
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 11:24:00 AM
    I much prefer the re-write, you gave it a personal touch, you never cease to amaze me Richard, have a good day, xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/24/2013 7:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are very kind and good for my ego.
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