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Contrary Mixed

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Contrary Mixed

I keep walking forward into the past.
Going sideways in a straight line.
I reach up for what brings me down.
I'm smiling an upward frown.

Will the darkness lead to light?
Through my weakness can I find might?
A broken vessel that longs to be fixed.
Within my mind, the contrary is mixed.

Crying I look up, fall on my knees.
What I thought was hot caused my heart to freeze
I seek answers to prayers I never said.
I think I'm living when inside I'm dead.

I need to be blinded before I can see.
I'm a finite person who's born for eternity.
Going backwards is forward, God knows the way.
Darkness transformed to light, night yields to day!

I bowed my head low, God lifted me high.
Broken wings healed, now I can fly.
Bonded to my King, is what set me free.
I give myself to Jesus and discover me.









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  1. Date: 12/11/2013 7:58:00 AM
    You had me hooked from the first line on; the paradoxes were cleverly used. Though, as you know, I'm not "religious", I thought your references at the end were great and added a great quality to the piece. Great write and enjoyable read, Richard :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/11/2013 8:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am not religious either, I am fortunate to share a relationship with the living God. Thanks for this kind comment.
  1. Date: 11/1/2013 9:58:00 AM
    I give myself to Jesus and discovers me..Yes Jesus is the solve for x in each of us indeed.Excellent wordings dear.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/1/2013 10:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Charmaine.
  1. Date: 10/31/2013 10:10:00 PM
    Love the first line in this Rick, 'Walking forward into the past', truly happy you found your peace. Take care, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/31/2013 10:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You take care too Richard. Good night.
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 10:36:00 PM
    This is very beautiful Richard. When we give ourselves to Jesus - we are set free. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/31/2013 10:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure Lucilla. Thanks for your thoughtful comment.
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 6:14:00 PM
    Prayerfully written Richard.....

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/31/2013 10:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Cute puppy! Thanks for visiting!
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 5:14:00 PM
    As Drake said... deep, intense, awesome!!! I need add no more, Mr. West Coast Man! Cheers!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/31/2013 10:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Cheers to you a well Jack.
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 11:56:00 AM
    You shine so bright my screen needs dimming love, you're Jesus is next to amazing, I believe it to be so, cause my Father told me so, keep rocking the soup dear poet, you're words are purple flames of love, they'll never be quenched as long as you keep scribing, have a wonderful day, xxx

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


    You are he comment queen! Thanks Rose?
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 10:57:00 AM
    The proverbial wake-up call to truly open ones' eye. Deep, intense, awesome.

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 6:45:00 AM
    Fantastic! I loved every word. We are more beautiful for being broken.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/30/2013 8:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I do agree Monterey.
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 5:32:00 AM
    Impressed by the lovely write on faith and spirituality, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/30/2013 8:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Dr. Ram
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 3:48:00 AM
    Wow, what an interesting write! I loved the first two stanzas especially...You so often write about your faith, its very interesting,, your spirituality is so vivid and so different from my eastern orientation! Its great to read your work!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/30/2013 8:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am intrested to learn the ways they are different, please tell me more.
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 12:21:00 AM
    Your talent stands in the light as does this brilliant poem Richard! I enjoyed every word. Uniquely and splendidly YOU!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/30/2013 8:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What a great comment, thanks Connie.
  1. Date: 10/29/2013 8:06:00 PM
    wonderful poem Richard on many levels... love how you put this piece together :) hugs

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 4:36:00 PM
    beautiful piece here

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/30/2013 8:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Jack.
  1. Date: 10/29/2013 3:46:00 PM
    wow, this is full of very interesting and deep lines that do not go over the reader's head, but also make us think. Love it.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/30/2013 8:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea, I'm pleased you connected with the words.
  1. Date: 10/29/2013 3:17:00 PM
    I can relate to the confusion and wondering if I will ever serve my purpose. Thank goodness for the brief times of peace and clarity that just having a little faith brings. Well Done. Also wanted to comment on your Liquid Lines poem with Shadow, Amazing

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/30/2013 8:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Karen, your visits are always encouraging.
  1. Date: 10/29/2013 12:37:00 PM
    glorious read from a seeker like you, rich... the vaue of this piece gives so much meaning to a world that needs it... shine on!...:) huggies!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/30/2013 8:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks and Huggies back to you.
  1. Date: 10/29/2013 11:45:00 AM
    I love this....on so many levels....The creativity...the juxtaposed opposites....the seamless flow.....most if all...the content. Richard, you never lose your way....a testimony to me tonight of the truth I've been brought up on....I thank you for the reminder. Also....thank you for the lovely posts of encouragement. I am in need. You have brought me security and joy...I don't take that lightly....Bless you...May God shine His face on you...and give you peace.....

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/30/2013 8:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am always in need of that peace and am thankful for our God's generosity. Thanks for this most thoughtful visit and comment.
  1. Date: 10/29/2013 11:02:00 AM
    I really love this one it says so much. Yaaaa, first one to comment. Havent been doing so well lately. Take care, Love and hugs, Colleen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/30/2013 8:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    So sorry you have not been doing well, thanks for being the first to visit and comment on this poem.