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If I Never

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Below is the poem entitled If I Never 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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If I Never

If I never write another poem again
Will you remember me
All the parts of my heart I exposed
The morsels of my soul
The intricacies
The pain
My manufactured pieces of joy
Humor
Wisdom from a fools pen
Stains dripped from a troubled mind
I sit here with head in hand
Looking at a blank page
Fearing I have nothing left to say
Coaxing my brain to respond


Drip
Drip 
A word 
A corresponding heart beat
An image projected
Displayed
Choreographed 
Spinning 
Coming to life
I wish you to reach out
Take it in your hand
Feel touch
Smell 
live within the space
Allow the idea to expand
Grow beyond a page

Put leaves on my trees
Climb my branches
Drink from my streams
Add color to my rainbow
Breathe through my lungs
See through my looking glass
For if I never write another poem again
I can sigh and say
It has all been worthwhile
You heard my call
Responded 
Understood
Seen the previously unseen
Walked along my landscapes
Left a part of yourself
Drank from my cup
Sat at my table
You my honored guests
The one I will remember
For you are the reason
My pen drips and my heart smiles
You help me remember
To see
To believe
One word at a time


Entry for PD's Free Verse Contest



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  1. Date: 9/18/2013 2:30:00 PM
    nice win ............ luv ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 12:51:00 PM
    What a heart-moving poem this is, Richard, one that I would have placed higher...:) And the title.......I love the title!! and a ps.....my grateful mention of your contest results! I am so honored.....thank you so much, and I hope I have done justice to Elaine's beautiful poem. What a unique contest to be inspired by our fellow poets! Thanks again!!

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 10:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning place Richard xx

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 9:26:00 AM
    Richard, , , stopping by with hugs & smiles:-) xox (-: CONGRATULATIONS :) on your win. Enjoy my blog "You know where my heart is" when you have time. http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?BlogID=15906&PoetID=18720 Always & Forever xox-Linda-xox

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 6:18:00 PM
    I have to say thank you first of all Rick, for sharing your call and allowing us to drink from your cup. The honour is ours indeed. A wonderful write and going straight to faves. Take care, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/6/2013 6:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You just Mae my day with this comment Richard. You are a good guy and I appreciate you.
  1. Date: 8/31/2013 11:10:00 PM
    Of course, we'll remember you Richard. Words have no expiry date- what you write lives on and once it's in our minds it is stored in its own compartment waiting for a rainy day to be retrieved again for the comfort and joy it brings. (but I do have the suspicion that you'll never run out of words. You may put a pause, only to begin again like a phoenix reborn). Well penned.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/31/2013 11:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Awww thanks Vicky, you honor me again.
  1. Date: 8/30/2013 10:59:00 PM
    OK I will use "brilliant" twice, this is also great! to my favs!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/31/2013 11:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Arthur, I appreciate the visits.
  1. Date: 8/28/2013 7:43:00 PM
    Very deeply moving don't ever stop putting your feeling on to the written page your too good. Also thank you for your wisdom and sharing it with us. cheri

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/31/2013 11:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cheri
  1. Date: 8/28/2013 12:33:00 PM
    Rick, you have explained in this amazing write the power of words! Your words have touched me more than you know and I hope you NEVER stop writing! Hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/28/2013 5:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cecilia, I am honored you feel that way.
  1. Date: 8/28/2013 7:39:00 AM
    Powerful, emotional poem. Everyone fears being forgotten but the rich tapestries you have woven with your wondrous words will always remain vibrant and beautiful.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/28/2013 7:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are kind Monterey, thanks for your kind words.
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 6:53:00 PM
    hi Richard, intentionally to visit u here and i need a little favor for you. im writing oration piece for the contest in our school. because i saw that ur honest commentator and i love ur write. hope u can help me to give ur advice and comments. ill give the links of my blog if this done. hope i can see ur comment there. thanks and God bless!---Elai

    Cee Avatar Elai Cee
    Date: 8/28/2013 3:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ok i will thanks Richard.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/27/2013 7:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I would be happy too comment. Soup me with your blog.
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 6:31:00 PM
    Very Beautiful and very powerful! The one fear I have is being forgotten! Very strong poem and a kind of sorrow covers the page, but it is a good kind of sorrow, not a sad one, but a powerful sorrow, with every single word that packs a heavy punch! Very good poem Richard, great job on this masterpiece of poetry!! :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/27/2013 7:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Christopher.
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 5:02:00 PM
    amazing. been some time since i been on this site. came straight here for some reads. and this poem right here has a lot of heart.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/27/2013 7:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Pat, nice to see you back.
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 12:25:00 PM
    I hope never NEVER comes...I would miss your poems...and the inspiration you give...and the man behind the poems...the many different facets and shades that make you who you are. Keep writing, Richard....A very moving write....

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/28/2013 7:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Always???? You know that is 100 percent, right? I sure hope so...
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/27/2013 7:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen, you always make my day.
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 11:53:00 AM
    This is a favorite for sure, these words are truly touching love your poetry:0) cherie

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/27/2013 7:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Aww thanks Cherie you are sweet.
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 11:52:00 AM
    WOW! Richard this is excellent! Going in my favs! So glad I stopped by to read your work! Love, Kim

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/27/2013 7:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You honor me!
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 9:14:00 AM
    Yes, I am the one to remember this poem,

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/27/2013 7:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Dr. Ram, I appreciate your kind words.
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 9:04:00 AM
    I am so touched by these words...these lines are very captivating. Poetry is like a heartbeat...keep ur verses alive. You have a magical pen Richard !

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/27/2013 7:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Red, so glad you connected with this piece. Appreciate you adding your thoughts.
    Fiery Avatar Red Fiery
    Date: 8/27/2013 9:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have to mention something I really admired 'Put leaves on my trees Climb my branches Drink from my streams Add some part of you' Speechless
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 8:12:00 AM
    Yes. One never wants to actually stop writing or do anything that they love. But, if/when it does come to that, instead of sulking, we step back to reap what we have sown. Cherish the memories that came from doing what we love. That is, essentially, the intended legacy of humanity. Great work...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/27/2013 7:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You make a good point Drake. Thanks for commenting.
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 7:45:00 AM
    All your poems are amazing...I enjoy reading them , they inspire me and motivates me to write. You should never stop writing. The words are very pure here Richard ! Amazing write from an amazing writer. Cheers !

    Fiery Avatar Red Fiery
    Date: 8/27/2013 8:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Richard!
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/27/2013 7:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Red, I see you are a biker. I like the new avatar, you look happy.