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Picture Perfect

My mind slips back and forth in time.
The pendulum drags me on its course.
Are you here with me now, as I swing through yesterday?
I hang on my confusion,
as the clock continues to tick its talk.

Is that a smile I see on tomorrow's hope?
A dream within my corrugated nightmare.
You whisper origami images into my ear.
I watch as you skillfully fold them on my mind's eye.
My paper dreams, 
dissolving under a fountain of tears.

I keep wishing on falling stars.
Time blocks my lost realities.
A picture perfect moment overexposed.
I see a faint image of you, 
as the Polaroid slips from my hand.



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  1. Date: 8/25/2013 3:01:00 AM

    You keep topping yourself my friend!...The last verse is 'picture perfect' - Tim

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/25/2013 7:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Tim, nice to have you visit and comment. I hope all is well with you.
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 5:59:00 PM

    Richard this is my favorite poem of yours to date...much congratulations.... everything is perfect!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/25/2013 7:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Donna, how many dogs do you have? Another cute furry friend.
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 9:04:00 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS, RICHARD , Picture awesome Perfect. LOVE ~SKAT~

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/25/2013 7:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks SKAT
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 8:01:00 PM

    well done in the "Picture Perfect" contest...PD

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/25/2013 7:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Linda
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 5:55:00 PM

    so much to admire in this poem - "tick its talk", "corrugated nightmare" and "origami images" all really resonate; great use of punctuation, and I like how you made the subject of the poem fit the contest title, congrats :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/25/2013 7:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much Charollote.
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 5:01:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win in Andrea's contest!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/25/2013 7:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Becca.
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 3:01:00 PM

    Congratulations, Richard. The origami line and how you extended it into the next few lines. Splendid!!! A wonderful poem!!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/25/2013 7:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for picking my poem Andrea.
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 2:42:00 PM

    Wonderful and splendid! Great write my friend..Congrats on your superb win....

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/25/2013 7:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, comment appreciated.
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 2:41:00 PM

    I just love that 2nd stanza !!! "whispered origami images"......wow.......how original that is !!! Excellent poem !!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/25/2013 7:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Carrie
  1. Date: 8/12/2013 10:24:00 AM

    It's a great imagery where heart feeling picture moment is overexposed indeed because time blocks lost realities. Wow! I say, excellently done. Loved always, bl

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/12/2013 11:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks bl you are most kind.
  1. Date: 8/12/2013 7:47:00 AM

    A very beautiful poem with strong imagery

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/12/2013 7:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Christine.
  1. Date: 8/12/2013 12:05:00 AM

    Origami images. Brilliant.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/12/2013 7:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Katie, I'm glad you liked it.
  1. Date: 8/11/2013 7:06:00 PM

    Picture perfect is how you painted this poem. Thanks for sharing..... Lucilla

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/11/2013 7:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oops I repeated myself.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/11/2013 7:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Lucilla
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/11/2013 7:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Lucilla
  1. Date: 8/11/2013 3:49:00 PM

    You know how to capture the moment Richard, my favorite line is "my paper dreams dissolve under a fountain of tears, a very powerful image here, though I suspect your a great heart soother, just a wild guess, from the poems you share, hugs xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/11/2013 6:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Rose, as usual you are very sweet.
  1. Date: 8/11/2013 1:48:00 PM

    - A poem I really liked Richard! - Well done! - Have a nice Sunday. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/11/2013 6:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Anne Lise.
  1. Date: 8/11/2013 11:24:00 AM

    Very.soulful richard, your really.tapping into those deep feelings..very touching,,fantastic write!!! :0) cherie<3

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/11/2013 6:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Cherie.
  1. Date: 8/11/2013 8:37:00 AM

    "You whisper origami images into my ear"...damn! Reveling in your words...spectacular!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/11/2013 6:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, I am reveling in your comment!
  1. Date: 8/11/2013 8:35:00 AM

    simply scenic in its thematic approach, rich... your last lines astonish and bring me in... impressed !..:) huggs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/11/2013 6:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are kind Nette, I appreciate that about you.
  1. Date: 8/11/2013 6:35:00 AM

    Another fantastic poem, and the ending is perfect and powerful.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/11/2013 7:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Monterey. So nice to have you visit.
  1. Date: 8/11/2013 3:12:00 AM

    Very nicely done, a fav for me, enjoy reading this one, excellent poem, blessings sueellen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/11/2013 7:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Sue-Ellen. Blessings to you as well.
  1. Date: 8/11/2013 1:30:00 AM

    Wow! Both perfect & excellent image & free verse poem you've penned my dear friend, Richard. I'm so glad to read this one. A winner for sure. Good luck always! Thank you so much for sharing and have a blessed wkend to you & your love ones! God bless! love lots and big hugs, Leonora

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/11/2013 7:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Blessings to you as well. It seems I have been doubly blessed today by you and Sue-Ellen. This is a good day.
  1. Date: 8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

    Hey this is great! I think it will do well.. hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/11/2013 7:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I hope so, thanks!
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 9:38:00 PM

    best reply to the best comment of the day. Have a good one. Smiles, Colleen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/10/2013 11:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Smiles back to you Colleen.
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 7:47:00 PM

    nicely done Richard,, ;}

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/10/2013 11:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Debbie.
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 5:27:00 PM

    deep poem Richard that enchants Shadow x smiles

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/10/2013 11:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Shadow.
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 5:22:00 PM

    Forgive me... just an observation! Every one of your most recent poems all seem to be keepers! This one is no exception. You seem to be reaching down deeper into your soul! Continue...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/10/2013 11:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    What a nice thing to say jack, your comment is most appreciated. I am going through an experimental stage.
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 1:03:00 PM

    Hello! and Good luck! Richard You are a winner I did 2 poems lately I don't think you have seen them. need you to read them HUGS Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/10/2013 4:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    On my way Manel.
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 12:44:00 PM

    You've changed this since you first posted it! :) I like the changes...very descriptive, Richard....Good luck in the contest....

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/10/2013 4:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, when I looked back at it I felt it lacked proper flow. Thanks for noticing.