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Abyss

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Abyss

He stood at the edge of his lost dreams.
Tears like waterfalls fell in streams.
Looking down into the abyss.
Could his life turn out worse than this?

He had been told that dreams come true.
Sure some did but way too few.
Instead of a cloudy sky he wanted blue.
He wanted seventy and only got two

His crystal palace made of plexiglas 
He wanted first place and settled for last
A teachers pet locked inside the class
His life winding down unraveling fast

He throws himself into the abyss
Dreams to nightmares his lover's kiss
He gave up too soon he lost his bliss
Life does not get much worse than this

Life makes no promises we know that's true
Some things are not up to me or you
So take the gifts that come your way
To get your dreams you need to stay





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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 2:12:00 PM

    Really great piece, Richard; beautiful. Enjoyed your rhymes immensely. Kudos, my friend. Haven't heard from you in a while; hope all is well :)

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 9:09:00 AM

    Beautiful and so true. Endurance is what will win in the end.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 10/23/2013 9:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Good morning Monterey.
  1. Date: 10/22/2013 7:49:00 AM

    Richard things are never bad remember the song the gambler there is always a ace to keep love this pen Shadow x smile

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 10/22/2013 7:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, I started off with a bad hand and ended up with four aces.
  1. Date: 10/22/2013 12:50:00 AM

    A deep, haunting write, with a title to match.. excellent work!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 10/22/2013 7:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Bindu.
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 10:45:00 PM

    Very well written and it is so true. We just can't give up. for our dreams to come true - we have to do something about it. As your last stanza says - you have to stay.... Lucilla

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 10/22/2013 7:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much Lucilla .
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 9:07:00 PM

    I've lost two good friends like this in as many years Rick, job loss, money worries, repossession, marriages breaking down, all very sad, as is your poem, though sensitively observed. Take care, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 10/22/2013 7:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am so sorry to hear that Richard, this must have been hard for you to read.
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 8:15:00 PM

    Powerful write and very good message here, Rick. If we end life to escape the pain, we also end the chance for bliss, dreams will never be realized. With living, there is always something to look forward to around the next bend.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 10/21/2013 8:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Becca, so glad the message was clear.
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 3:52:00 PM

    Life makes no promises....But life gives opportunities We can make the best of them.Not all our dreams come true and maybe its that mystery of not coming true which makes dreams so special.Life is indeed a roller coaster..Lets roll through your words..always clever and enlightening the soul.Its 11pm..Still after Noon and before midnight here..Have a lovely day Richard.God bless you and yours.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 10/21/2013 5:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I agree, we all have opportunities, it is so sad when people give up on their dreams. 3:24 pm here in British Columbia.
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 12:42:00 PM

    to teeter on the edge of giving up and staying strong. A constant battle. Great reflective observations :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 10/21/2013 3:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Karen.
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 11:18:00 AM

    Haunting.....I try to understand why....

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 10/21/2013 3:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have a friend who's son took his life recently and a close friend who is currently dealing with depression.
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 11:12:00 AM

    Poignant piece but true indeed. Wonderfully expressed. Loved always, bl

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 10/21/2013 3:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks bl
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 10:07:00 AM

    amazing beautiful piece richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 10/21/2013 10:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Liam.