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Pitcher Perfect

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Pitcher Perfect

The Lord poured me, a pitcher of time.
For my personal use, it was only mine.

A generous portion, it seemed I got.
I wasted so much, I poured out a lot.

Exchanged for things, not a bargain in the end.
I can't get time back, it's not something I lend.

My pitcher's half empty, thankfully not too late.
I finally come to learn, what really satiates.

Time spent with people, poured into their lives.
Nourishing their spirits, makes my soul thrive.

Flowers now bloom, as I walk on life's path.
People are my pleasure, I smile and I laugh.

Thankful for each drop, a gift from on high.
Connected to a source, that never runs dry.

My waters of time, are converted to wine.
I give it back to God, it is no longer mine.

When this life is over, I will leave this land.
Off to eternity, as God takes my hand.


Drakes response inspired the wine stanza.

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  1. Date: 10/4/2013 5:26:00 PM
    Awesome! A good poem to read before going to bed and thinking about all that for the night prayer! Thanks for inspiring, Rick! Hugs, Hanitra

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/4/2013 5:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hugs back Hanitra!
  1. Date: 7/28/2013 4:56:00 AM
    ...nourishing their spirits... nourishing my spirits, too. Lovely couplet.

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 8:21:00 PM
    My ex cancelled the internet so I don't know how much longer I will be around. It doesn't mater anymore. Thank you for your kindness you showed me and I wish you well. Love Colleen

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 9:47:00 AM
    It's a very rich poem and I loved your lines "My waters of time, are converted to wine. I give it back to God, it is no longer mine", much and much. Excellent philosophy of real life, I think. Thanks for sharing this. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 9:47:00 AM
    Yes...that source never does run dry! Beautiful words....inspirational message....

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 6:10:00 AM
    Beautiful message in this poem. Love shared between people makes life worth it.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/27/2013 6:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Monterey, so nice to have a visit from you.
  1. Date: 7/27/2013 12:01:00 AM
    Richard I did some editing. pls check it for me.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/27/2013 6:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ok
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 11:14:00 PM
    I love the play on picture perfect with this one, Richard. Way to be inspired=!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/26/2013 11:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea, what would we be without our word play.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/26/2013 11:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry to hear you are feeling yucky. Goodnight Colleen.
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 2:56:00 PM
    Love it. Have a good day. Still feeling yucky. Love Colleen

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 2:03:00 PM
    Sorry i missed some words below.

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 2:01:00 PM
    Thankful of each line, a Gift the soups get! very meaningful write. I wrote but do not know the form, just check for me

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/26/2013 11:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    On my way
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 12:15:00 PM
    Adding this to my list of favorites!! So powerful- I love the concept and the overall message you portray- I felt very connected to this. God gives and gives and gives, and yes, I have found myself taking and taking and taking, but forgetting to give back to him. This is absolutely outstanding, Rick. By the way, check out my reply to your comment on my poem Searching for Deliverance- you are so awesome! <3

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/26/2013 11:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Fortunately he has a lot to give. Thanks for adding to your favorites, I am honored.
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 11:49:00 AM
    These words are so comforting and beautifully written... Time spent with people, poured into their lives. Nourishing there spirits, makes my soul thrive:) Thankful for each drop, a gift from on high Connected to a source, that never runs dry. Each stanza is amazing but just felt a connection & had to quote...really enjoyed reading this uplifting poem today,,,, thankyou ~~~~<3 cherie

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/26/2013 11:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What a great comment! Thanks so much Cherie
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 9:40:00 AM
    This is so beautiful, you are God's messenger, who knows how many lives you will have touched by the end of your journey, I can only imagine, bless your tender heart, Richard, always xxxxRxxxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/26/2013 10:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I was reading a story about King Davids instructions for his funeral and this came to mind. he instructed that his wealth be dispersed behind the funeral procession and tha his hands be hanging outside the casket to symbolize that we leave this world empty handed.
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 9:06:00 AM
    YES!!!!! I drink to brighter days also. Time, my bartender. Excellent!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/26/2013 9:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning Drake. My waters of time have been turned to Wine and have improved with age. I raise a glass of time well spent. Thanks for commenting.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/26/2013 9:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are most kind, thanks.
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 9:05:00 AM
    How do you respond to genius? You don't. Licia :-)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/26/2013 9:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The above message was for you Licia.