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Paper

My mind reaches with papered fingers
Palms held upward
Searching for an unearthly scribe
The pages of me lay strewn on the floor
Inked with my inconsistancies
My moments of clarity
Passionate notes to former lovers
Humble ramblings
Wisdoms trinkets
Released along margins
Waiting to be edited
Combined
Clarified
Celebrated

Parts of me are folded
Edges torn
Ripped in pieces
Ideas lost in time 
Scribbled over with anger
Hidden under layers
Page upon page
In no particular order
Yet in some way
It all makes sense
The best and worst of me
Tears and laughter
The symphony of me
Pressed between pages
Words that seek to travel
Beyond blue and white
Two dimension
Rising above the page
Synaptic passages
Creating color
Telling stories
Real and imagined
Paper moons
Oragami sunrises

My mind reaching with papered hands
Palms held upward
Seeking an unearthly scribe


For SKAT's ode, old/new contest.
I really really want to win a hug!

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  1. Date: 1/14/2014 7:10:00 AM
    It is wonderful what paper can do. Congrats on your win Richard.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/14/2014 7:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Roger
  1. Date: 1/13/2014 6:03:00 PM
    Congrats on your win...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/13/2014 7:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Joseph
  1. Date: 1/13/2014 2:30:00 PM
    RICHARD, :) CONGRATS.... Love ~ SKAT~

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/13/2014 7:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks SKAT
  1. Date: 9/22/2013 6:17:00 AM
    Fantastic poem!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/22/2013 6:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ;0)
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 3:06:00 PM
    Powerful write Richard. Your poem's is filled many with lines that I like that its hard to choose.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/22/2013 7:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mustapha
  1. Date: 9/14/2013 9:18:00 AM
    Awesome, excellent write!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/22/2013 7:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Bindu
  1. Date: 9/13/2013 3:39:00 PM
    Very expressive and emotive work that you have penned in this one..I am glad that I chose it to read today..I can see the writer with the pages crumpled upon the floor..Thanks for the honor of placing in your contest...Sara

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/13/2013 5:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Sara, your win is well deserved.
  1. Date: 9/13/2013 2:31:00 PM
    I think this is a clever and original idea for a poem, comparing oneself to many different pieces of paper; I like the "papered fingers" and "origami sunrises", good work...and thanks for leaving such an inspiring comment on my poem :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/13/2013 5:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It was your words that inspired my heartfelt comment. Any one who is reading this go read Charlottes poem!
  1. Date: 9/13/2013 10:04:00 AM
    This one blows my mind! Brilliant!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/13/2013 5:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Carol!
  1. Date: 9/13/2013 8:41:00 AM
    Oh boy i can relate to this Richard, paper holds all the emotions even the tears, like this ever so much!,

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/13/2013 9:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Harry!
  1. Date: 9/13/2013 7:19:00 AM
    Good morning...no new poem? I'm down....just wanted to stop by and see if you have something to cheer me up......

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/13/2013 2:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Had I known that, I surely would have entered! So much for trying to play fair. Wish you had given me a nudge...Ok...It's all said and done, would I have placed? Inquiring minds want to know! ;)
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/13/2013 9:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    There were some entrys that used my poems and I did my best to be impartial. It does make it harder but I feel good about my decisions.
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/13/2013 8:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks....I appreciate it so much...About your contest....I would have entered my poem, but...seeing as it is about one of YOUR poems, I didn't think others would consider it fair, and might question your judgement were I to do well. So...that's why I didn't enter it....It's a lovely contest idea...Take care....
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/13/2013 7:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Eileen, sorry you are down. I want to respond to the people that entered my contest so probably won't have time to write a new one today. I will however say a prayer for you.
  1. Date: 9/13/2013 5:28:00 AM
    Anything you compose becomes the highlight of my days.Iread this one and liked it too. .cheers :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/13/2013 6:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Red you are sweet.
  1. Date: 9/12/2013 10:17:00 PM
    wow, this is aWESOME, Richard. And a little birdie just sang your birthday praises recently and I had missed it. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to you!!! Again, this poem is so good. you made a poem about writing that was not ordinary. A pure pleasure to read.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/13/2013 6:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea, yes another year has passed, just turned 52.
  1. Date: 9/12/2013 7:23:00 PM
    You awesome Richard!!!! love the fine details in this poem & how you capture far away thoughts distant memories , joy, anger, pain, all those feelings in written word..my favorite line ,,,, travel between blue/ white, two dimensions:) really appreciate this write......ty4sharing cherie:0)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/13/2013 6:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure Cherie, I am pleased you connected with this piece.
  1. Date: 9/12/2013 5:48:00 PM
    What a sensational piece of work you have composed. That paper can bring you far. I enjoyed every word. You weave words together very nicely! Greatly enjoyed. I enjoyed the metaphors and symbols you used to overall enhance what you are expressing. Cool! Always, Laura

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/12/2013 6:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Laura, I'm pleased you enjoyed my poem.
  1. Date: 9/12/2013 5:41:00 PM
    Wow this like a book of your life journey Rick :) and good luck for your upcoming book too :D wishing you a wonderful day there :) hug, Yanny

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/12/2013 6:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Yanny happy to receive your good luck.
  1. Date: 9/12/2013 8:30:00 AM
    "Synaptic passages", "Oragami Sunrises"...that says it all. Incredibly done. Fantastic job!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/12/2013 3:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Drake!
  1. Date: 9/12/2013 7:39:00 AM
    Excellent write Richard! I love how you've used 'paper' to reflect on aspects of your whole being- the good, the bad and the striving towards a higher existence. the imagery is especially effective - it is frightful to imagine parts of ourselves as folded, hidden and even ripped - and yet that is the reality when it comes to living. Very well penned.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/12/2013 3:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Vicky, thanks. I was pleased to see you posted some new material, some stunning pieces.
  1. Date: 9/12/2013 7:09:00 AM
    This is a wonderful write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this amazing poem of the thoughts and feelings that you have and the wisdom to put them down on paper this morning! I love the thought of the paper being folded or torn, that is awesome! What a brilliant piece, Great Work!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/12/2013 3:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Russell, how have you been? So nice to have a visit from you.
  1. Date: 9/12/2013 7:02:00 AM
    I read this as soon as you posted and now have come back to say...."Beautiful in every way!" All your scribbles...all those pages, whether filled with anger, sadness, joy or love are an expression of you, and well, it is a beautiful write! ;)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/12/2013 7:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen. I am pleased you are the first to read it.