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Absence makes the heart grow stronger

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Absence makes the heart grow stronger

She thought her absence would make his heart grow fonder
While she was gone instead it grew stronger and stronger
Perhaps a sign he didn't need her any longer

He thought back to when they first met
Under the bleachers trying not to get wet
Her hair became so frizzy boy she was upset

He laughed at her gave her a kiss
Thought to himself what could be better than this
Within the storm he found his bliss

Years passed she gained more power
He felt like a male Rapunzel, locked in a tower
What was once sweet had now become sour

He didn't realize her love was a trap
Her absence awoke him from his nap
No longer a puppy on his master's lap

Absence gave him strength to walk away
Tired of the games she liked to play
So he left her in yesterday
Life without her is more than okay



Fortunately my buddy did not fall back 
into her trap. He never did get his 
money back. I guess that was the
price of freedom. 





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  1. Date: 12/11/2013 8:08:00 AM
    What a shame that one would find themselves in a relationship so smothering and controlling. Never understood why some can treat the one they're with so cruelly. I'm glad your friend became stronger from having to had deal with this situation.

  1. Date: 11/29/2013 3:47:00 PM
    Freedom from misery is always worth every penny, and in time the pain fades away, Another great message of life from you Rick. Take care, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/29/2013 4:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I must agree Richard. Thanks for your always welcome visit.
  1. Date: 11/28/2013 8:58:00 AM
    Glad your buddy woke up from the spell he was under and is now free.....excellent write! Hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/28/2013 9:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cecillia.
  1. Date: 11/25/2013 8:00:00 AM
    Good message Richard---we only hope the price of freedom is worth it!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/25/2013 9:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Craig. I once paid a high price for freedom myself and I can assure you it was worth every penny.
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 8:27:00 PM
    hey Rick do not break your bank break theirs lol wonderful pen Shadow x smile hug

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/25/2013 1:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'll do my best.:0)
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 7:43:00 PM
    Richard another great one have a good time in Vegas

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/24/2013 7:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Joseph.
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 4:39:00 PM
    Hello friends I am in Vegas for four days so won't be on the soup very much. Hugs to all..

  1. Date: 11/24/2013 8:24:00 AM
    Interesting read... too bad when love is given a bad name, there really isn't anything worse than a stifling relationship... well written, as always.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/24/2013 4:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Bindu.
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 7:22:00 AM
    " Absence makes the heart grow stronger".. Well penned. Sad story too. Thanks for sharing.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/24/2013 7:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ravi.
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 1:16:00 AM
    A very powerful and beautiful poem giving encouragement this is my dear friend Richard. The story was so sad but at times like this, we need juicy fruit gums, I mean strength.:))) I remember one of the lines in an old love poem of mine with an irony:Absence makes the heart to wander;))) but I like this one better. Thank you so much for sharing. So love it and enjoyed! Have a blessed wkend! love lots and biggest hugs, Leonora

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/24/2013 7:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Leonoara, you are most kind.
  1. Date: 11/23/2013 8:14:00 PM
    sounds as though she gave love a bad name...reminds me of that song...sad when someone likes to try and own a person...good he walked away...sometimes the price of freedom is worth every cent...nice write Richard!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/24/2013 7:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I agree! Have a good Sunday Sandra.
  1. Date: 11/23/2013 6:03:00 PM
    Controlling relationships are so stifling and can creep up so slowly. Very well expressed with inspiring wisdom :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/24/2013 7:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Karen.
  1. Date: 11/23/2013 1:35:00 PM
    Glad that he was able to break free, Richard. Yes...reminds me of the song by Alison Moyet...ALL CRIED OUT! He comes back to find her....stronger....Lovely write. Hope you have a great weekend. Caught up on all my posts. Thanks for visiting and reading the comments. HUGS

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/24/2013 7:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure, about to head out on a plane in an hour. Won't have much time to write for the next three days.
  1. Date: 11/23/2013 8:50:00 AM
    Your title is so ironic in that I watched this great documentary the other day about Absinthe and I was think about writing a poem entitled "Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder" lol. Great write, Richard :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/23/2013 8:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ha ha, you should write it.
    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet
    Date: 11/23/2013 8:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    oops *thinking about*
  1. Date: 11/23/2013 8:24:00 AM
    - Although this is "only" a poem .... I think that many relationships end so ... - A "ticket" to a residence permit in the country .... unfortunately no love from both sides ... well written Richard. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/23/2013 8:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne Lise. I have a friend that met a guy on vacation from Nicaragua. Good looking guy, charming, swept her off her feet. They married, he came to Canada and was gone 3 months later. There are those that use people. She was wanting love and for a time he was her dream. Sadly that dream became a nightmare.