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In My Place

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Below is the poem entitled In My Place 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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In My Place

I have been put in my place many times
Told how to talk
What to think
How I need to look a certain way
Be the way I'm suppose to be
Expectations to be met
I could never be me

That place that almost drove me insane
I kept being placed there
Over and over again
Yet I had no choice but to be true to myself
I couldn't be someone else's book 
Placed on a shelf, in a perfect row, not standing out
No one knowing what I'm about

I ripped out the pages
Inserted my own
Scribbled on the cover
Added my own colors
My pages screamed to be read
Hoping others would hear what I said

As time went on
I often changed my design
Desperately trying to know myself
Unsure what I would find
Never really fitting in
Confused by what I found within
Hard to know where I belong
Listening to notes from others songs
Was my way of thinking right
In a distance I could see a glimmer of light
I dreamed my dreams
I craved the light

Then one day
All the pieces clicked
I fell into place
Joy accompanied by a certain grace
Comfortable with me
I live in the moment
I can just be
Finally, finally 
I am free
I know my place


Dedicated to my Friend Armand who knows 
his place and helps others discover their place. 
You my friend are a true original Happy Birthday!






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  1. Date: 5/5/2014 3:08:00 AM

    Beautiful poem Richard....society I feel tries it's best to put and keep us all in our respective places (according to it) the bravest and the stubborn will always shine through....great write...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/5/2014 8:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for your thoughtful comment. I appreciate you taking time to look through my poems.
  1. Date: 9/20/2013 8:35:00 AM

    Richard, enjoyed your winning poem. Hugs*SKAT

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/20/2013 9:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks SKAT
  1. Date: 9/17/2013 2:46:00 PM

    Congrats on you being you..Expectations hinder our being and becoming who we were meant to be..Congrats on your win..Sara

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/18/2013 8:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Sara
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 7:58:00 PM

    Congrats - Excellent. Ralph

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/16/2013 7:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Ralph
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 6:07:00 AM

    this goes into my favourite list. . . well thought and done. . . it definitely will be placed top 3 in future contest. . . I put my money where my mouth is. . . honestly the best in this contest with my highest Mark too! Congrats on your win.Morgan

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/15/2013 7:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am pleased Morgan, thanks.
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 4:29:00 AM

    I totally feel the same way, though I think im still at the stage where am ripping out the pages...love the happy ending...congrats on the win!!!!!!!!!!!! ^_^ Y.L.N

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/15/2013 7:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It is an ongoing process of ripping and rewriting. Thanks for the note.
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 4:12:00 AM

    Congrats on your poem winning in the contest, Rick

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/15/2013 7:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Dr Ram.
  1. Date: 9/14/2013 6:19:00 PM

    Richard, Congratulations!!! Thanks for supporting my contest with this amazing poem and imagery. If you'd like:-) stop by my latest poem ""The Wind."" OR blog! "Tears in Heaven" http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?BlogID=15911&PoetID=18720 --take care Always & Forever <3 Linda

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/15/2013 7:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My pleasure Linda.
  1. Date: 9/13/2013 7:12:00 AM

    Hi Richard! Lovely poem - it is a wonderful feeling to find where you belong. Well penned.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/13/2013 7:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Vicky!
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 1:11:00 PM

    An excellent write for the contest....I love how you wrote this, I would definitely pick you to read from all the other books on the shelf : ) Hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/13/2013 7:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are sweet, thanks!
  1. Date: 9/6/2013 5:45:00 PM

    Sent you a Soup mail Richard.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/6/2013 6:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    On my way to read it.
  1. Date: 9/6/2013 11:53:00 AM

    How can you be comfortable with yourself, if your not the real you? Excellent thoughts here Richard. Glad you found yourself. Write on my friend! :o)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/6/2013 5:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Dan:0)
  1. Date: 9/6/2013 8:50:00 AM

    Hey good friend! Drake is a hero of mine and many others I'm sure... one of the top writers here on the Soup! This should give you a good shot at top spot! Kudos!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/6/2013 5:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Jack, I hope you are right.
  1. Date: 9/6/2013 7:06:00 AM

    :) WOW! Richard...Beautiful! :) I certainly know your place...A favorite book! :) Was out of internet...Just got reconnected...Have a great day!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/6/2013 7:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Awww thanks Eileen.