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Collage

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Collage

He looks
At the collage
With glassy eyes
The pieces of the puzzle of him
The memories that have been stolen
Swept away 
Vanquished

An occasional glimmer
A spark of recognition
His dear mother
She had taught him three languages
Now he barely remembers one
The contours of her face make him smile
She had formed the poet
The professor
This lover of words
Sadly only fragments of him remain

Pictures of his sons
Long absent from his life
Their happy faces
A facade of happier times that could have been
Intelligence and expectations
his curse
his gift
They felt the weight of his words placed on their hearts
They never felt good enough
smart enough
not like him the great man
The reader and translator of superior minds
Honored
Knighted by kings
Celebrated
The pictures part of his collage
Proof that he was here
That his life was real
Not imagined
Others remember
Yet mercifully he forgets
The sadder parts

The picture of the car
The brother that was killed
The blame that was heaped on him
Him the unsuspecting child
The scars he carried through his days until now
He hopes to continue to remember how to forget
Not afraid of death
No longer lost in regret
The collage of him
Pictured moments
Displayed In no particular order
Words 
Images
A chair occupied
A mind denied
Still within
The poet trapped 
Continues life's ride



I wrote this poem about the famous Poet Edwin Honig after watching a 
documentary about him filmed by his cousin. "First Cousin Once Removed."


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  1. Date: 11/16/2013 7:45:00 PM
    Hi Rich: Belated with my congratulations. An incredible bio which has my curiosity awakened. So glad you were able to enter for our sakes. SuZ

  1. Date: 11/13/2013 11:34:00 AM
    Richard---A very well-written collage! Many congrats on a much deserved win! Julie :-)

  1. Date: 11/13/2013 7:38:00 AM
    Bravo Richard, this was too good not to be honored

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/13/2013 7:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What a nice thing to say Craig.
  1. Date: 11/13/2013 12:17:00 AM
    a nice poem,cobgrats Richard.

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 11:26:00 PM
    hey, you were let into the contest and look how well this did AWESOME!! Congrats to you. Glad I am finally seeing this one.

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 9:08:00 PM
    Congratulations on the win, Richard

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 7:31:00 PM
    Very emotional read! I enjoyed it. Thank you for your recent comment. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/12/2013 8:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Debbie.
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 6:08:00 PM
    Simply speechless Richard....a very respectful congratulations....

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/12/2013 8:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Donna
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 1:51:00 PM
    Richard, this leaves me speechless. I have no words good enough to describe how stunning and exceptional this is. congrats on a well deserved win :)

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


    Wow what a great comment, thanks.
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 11:43:00 AM
    i was glad you were able to enter this one...it had winner written all over it... Excellent write...awesome win :) Congrats!!!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/12/2013 1:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It was so nice of Craig to let me enter it. I don't think I could have told this story with less lines. Thanks for the encouraging comment. Comments like this inspire me to keep writing.
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 11:07:00 AM
    One of the very best ive read this morning. congrats. BG

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/12/2013 11:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What a great comment, thanks!
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 5:16:00 PM
    Hey Richard, This is an amazing collage of memories! very well put together, love it!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/12/2013 11:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Rebel!
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 8:20:00 AM
    Great write now I must see the documentary. Very interesting.Good luck in the contest.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/6/2013 9:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Lisa.
  1. Date: 11/5/2013 12:55:00 PM
    I'm wowed, Richard. I read up a bit after reading your poem and had to come back for a further read. You've managed to capture the essence of the man well. I see Craig is allowing you to enter his contest anyway. That's very kind and generous of you, Craig. Good luck in the contest, Richard. I'm rooting for you. Licia :-)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/5/2013 1:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Licia, I'm pleased you looked further into his life.
  1. Date: 11/5/2013 10:31:00 AM
    Well done Richard--I changed the rules--thank you--go ahead and enter this poem.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/5/2013 12:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Craig!
  1. Date: 11/4/2013 5:24:00 PM
    Beautiful...Richard. I need to find out more about this person. I'm fascinated now...so, you've done superbly well.... :-)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/4/2013 5:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen, google First cousin twice removed.
  1. Date: 11/4/2013 4:33:00 PM
    An incredible tale told here...much to ponder on this. Wonderful job!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/4/2013 5:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My own fault I often took at the subject matter and write the poem before I read the directions. Sometimes I'm lucky and it works out all right.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/4/2013 5:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Drake!
  1. Date: 11/4/2013 10:45:00 AM
    I love this one...I think you did a fantastic job on a collage poem...it was hard to pen one that fit the guidelines...am sure even harder with one that had so much to say as does this piece! Great write Richard :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/4/2013 5:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi sandra my response to you is the one above that starts with "my own fault"
  1. Date: 11/4/2013 8:54:00 AM
    rich.. such a beautifully painted vignettes with and tinges of poignant impression... wonderful oh wonderful..:) huggs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/4/2013 9:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Huggs back, thanks for this thoughtful visit.
  1. Date: 11/4/2013 8:52:00 AM
    Stunning! Absolutely stunning. Every time I read a new poem of yours it reminds me why you are a favorite poet of mine.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/4/2013 9:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Aww thanks Monterey, that is such a nice thing to say.