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The Funeral

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Below is the poem entitled The Funeral 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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The Funeral

Let us not cry for those who are dead
We should not inhabit paths of regret
not linger on what we should have said

When they left they removed all debt
Knowing one day we will follow them
We should not inhabit paths of regret

Remove tattered cloth sew up the hem
Approach each day with a new joy
Knowing one day we will follow them

I remember being just a boy
If only I could recapture him
Approach each day with a new joy

So I listen to the funeral hymn
Let us not cry for those who are dead
If only I could recapture him
not linger on what we should have said

The first line was from a Poem by Fiery Red called 
"Graveyard Diggers- a frustrated quest"
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  1. Date: 8/20/2013 7:23:00 AM
    great poem..so positive though the theme is dark

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/20/2013 6:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, that was what I was hoping for.
  1. Date: 8/14/2013 5:36:00 AM
    Well done! Love the line about removing tattered cloth. Oh if only it was so easy to remove bad things from our lives.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/14/2013 7:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sometimes it's easier than we realize. We may not change things because they are familiar and they provide us with an odd comfort.
  1. Date: 8/13/2013 7:06:00 PM
    Not only are these profound words......but a most difficult form to match. A great piece for the contest, Richard!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/13/2013 7:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Carrie, not for the contest but as a way to honor Fiery Red's work.
  1. Date: 8/13/2013 4:11:00 PM
    Great stuff, Richard, I loved that poem...Peter

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/13/2013 4:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Peter
  1. Date: 8/13/2013 3:55:00 PM
    Love this Richard..especially the stanza about approach each day with new joy like a child does...it would be nice..

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/13/2013 3:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Some days it's easier than others. Thanks Donna.
  1. Date: 8/13/2013 10:02:00 AM
    i think no matter how much time passes, a person will never be able to forget that one love that knocked us into our feet.... so beautifully done, rich!... wow..:) huggs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/13/2013 3:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Nette.
  1. Date: 8/13/2013 9:59:00 AM
    I forgot to rate...so I revisited again. .cheers!j5yt

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/13/2013 3:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am so pleased by your reaction, thanks for the inspiration.
  1. Date: 8/13/2013 9:58:00 AM
    I am elated to read this poem. You gave a different dimension to this poem. This is definitely on a positive note. Thanx for reading my poem and giving it a different voice. Cheers ! RED

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 9:55:00 AM
    I deeply concur with the message in this writing. How easy it is to look back and wish we could complete those unfinished chapters of our lives. Yet, there is this lingering paradox that we can correct those "what ifs" tomorrow, even though tomorrow isn't promised. You had my mind drifting here. Wonderful writing.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/13/2013 3:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Drake, even your comments are poetic.