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Pieces of Happy

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Pieces of Happy

In my younger years
I searched and I searched 
To find
To hold
Just a small piece
A minuscule piece of happy

Other people
Smiled and laughed
They seemed to be holding large chunks
I looked at them with awe
If only
A small piece
Even a minuscule piece
Could break off
I would pick it up
Hide it away
Cherish it
Bask in it's luminosity

As the years passed
I found more and more
Small pieces at first
Melted into liquid to quench my thirst
Me and happy began to burst

The joy within me poured into a tray
I baked it in an oven
It became like clay
Little pieces I could give away
All colored and glazed
Like sunlight on display

The pieces I then scattered near and far
Perhaps some, have landed where you are
Each piece of happy a work of art
The recycled bits of my illuminated heart

Like magic more happy returned to me
I stacked it high for all to see
Come join 
This happy is yours for free
Each piece formed
Into a golden key
Unlocking the people
We are meant to be

So now I walk down happy street
I feel the joy beneath my feet 
It's everywhere 
I love its heat

Sometimes a piece of sad is found
I pick it up 
That's okay
I do not keep it

I throw it away



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  1. Date: 8/15/2014 8:55:00 PM
    Namaste, Richard ...

  1. Date: 8/15/2014 7:04:00 PM
    Richard, my friend, I had to find this poem of yours among your vast collection. It's one treasure I want to keep. These and other illuminating stuff in life guide me towards light and truth - that life indeed has a meaning, individually crafted, especially designed and gift-wrapped just for each one of us to treasure and keep. I hope this is a good sign I'm back and in touch once again and in fine tune... :-).... Eternally grateful for you and everyone, love from a distant friend, Wendy

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/15/2014 7:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You honour me, thanks Wendy.
  1. Date: 1/28/2014 11:36:00 PM
    I love this!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/29/2014 12:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ashley, I appreciate the nice comment.
  1. Date: 1/21/2014 6:31:00 AM
    A piece of sad is one piece we do not have to hold up in our lives or see someone else hold it up. Joy in the Lord always has to come first......................Wonderful poem Richard. And now IM the one hooked on your writing.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/21/2014 8:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Herzel, to many hold on tightly to their pieces of sad and it prevents them from holding onto the ones they love.
  1. Date: 12/22/2013 5:25:00 AM
    Rick, I'm so happy I did not miss this one! Love love love this one from you! Let me keep this especially for the moments that I don't feel well. A HAPPY Christmas to you. Wendy

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/22/2013 9:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A happy and blessed Christmas to you as well. For me the author of Christmas who was born 2013 years ago is the one who has gifted me with happy in the form of those he has placed along my path. Even those like yourself who are kind to share a piece of their preciousness with me.
  1. Date: 12/21/2013 3:08:00 PM
    excellent Rick a piece of happy love it Shadow x smile hug

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/21/2013 3:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Shadow, a big hug back to you.
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 7:03:00 PM
    Some of your happy pieces have definately landed where I am Rick lol. Wow this is a great write, love candy, what a brilliant idea. Take care, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/20/2013 7:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Rich, glad some landed your way.
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 6:47:00 PM
    :). Very cool. I love this. Thanks, Rick. Have a happy weekend :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/20/2013 7:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You as well!
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 4:44:00 PM
    Another elegant poem. What a great way to live a life. Very nice indeed.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/20/2013 5:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Scott. Cool avatar picture.
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 3:43:00 PM
    Love this it is wonderful, i'm glad you found your happiness after all, to be sad is no way to live, merry christmas to you and yours my fellow souper and thank you also for your comments cheri

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/20/2013 5:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, as always I appreciate your thoughtful comments.
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 9:26:00 AM
    Meeeee toooooo!!!! How pleasant to find such a good interpretator of one's own feelings, dear Rick! We definitely are all the same! Helps keeping on struggling; God bless us all!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/20/2013 9:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    He is ready and willing if we but ask. Thanks and a big hug for you.
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 2:53:00 AM
    Another superb and inspiring write from you!!! Excellent work, Richard!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/20/2013 8:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are kind Bindu, thanks again.
  1. Date: 12/19/2013 5:39:00 PM
    Outstanding write Richard. I love your work! Your friend, chuck

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/19/2013 6:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Chuck, I am pleased mike work resonates with you.
  1. Date: 12/19/2013 5:03:00 PM
    Oh Richard how wonderful your words are. Happiness is such a wonderful thing. Sometimes I am just bursting with it, and no one understands. Even in moments of misery I can feel joy there waiting to come out. So glad to meet another truly happy person. Great poem, my friend....peter

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/19/2013 6:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You me and Jack are very lucky guys. Thanks Peter.
  1. Date: 12/19/2013 1:13:00 PM
    Beautifully expressed and very inspiring.. : ) Always, Laura

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/19/2013 1:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Laura, I appreciate you stopping by.
  1. Date: 12/19/2013 1:01:00 PM
    Ahhsuch a wonderfully uplifting write Rick my friend! You sir have a lovely gift for words! I enjoyed reading your newest write.:)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/19/2013 1:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mary Jo
  1. Date: 12/19/2013 11:08:00 AM
    i love this poem, richard! i love the whole idea of baking your "happy" in the oven and giving little pieces away. all of your readers have definitely gotten some of them! wonderful ending, too...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/19/2013 1:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks iIrene.
  1. Date: 12/19/2013 10:22:00 AM
    WOW! A great uplifting piece, my good friend! You've stolen my own philosophy but that's okay...it is a philosophy to be shared! Again Richard, I am so IMPRESSED with your poetic gift! Merry Christmas my fellow Canuck!!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/19/2013 1:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are kind Jack.
  1. Date: 12/19/2013 8:32:00 AM
    Yes...absolutely. When confronted with sadness, overcome it. Walk. On.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/19/2013 8:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Amen to that brother!
  1. Date: 12/19/2013 8:09:00 AM
    Richard.....a beautiful piece....please check last line

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/19/2013 8:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm glad! Your gems also adorn my street of happy.
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 12/19/2013 8:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard.....you've gifted me with many exquisite pieces....Thank you...