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Between The Words Of My Father

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Between The Words Of My Father

I tried my best 
To live between your cruel words
Yet there was no room
I felt less
Smaller than small
So why didn't I fit?

I wonder
Now that you are gone
Who's words had you borrowed?
Did the pain you gave to me come from another's broken heart?
Was it too much to bare?

I now have room at the end of your sentences.
Not forced within the confines of your spaces
Tracing the manicured pearls of your wisdom
You have not had the last word
I am not doomed to your hypothesis

I do not wish to re-live your convoluted nightmare
The drifting of your mind
The barriers to my existance
Freedom at last
Yes
Freedom
At the end
Yes
At the end of your sentences.




What I WOULDN'T want to re-live contest.

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 3:56:00 PM
    Richard, I was really impressed with your poem and how God helped you to overcome by wanting to make a change in your own life...I too had to overcome by God's unconditional love with my mom...We took care of her for a year and a half..Healing took place after so, many years of manipulation with words and the pain that goes with it...God bless you as you choose to use your gift of poetry for God's glory... :~) Cinda

    Carter Avatar Cinda Carter
    Date: 2/26/2014 4:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's nice to meet my brother too...I will look up your book on line...I would love to read it...I too have a book that was just published, Obedience Rather Than Sacrifice...It tells a little about my life and some of the things that took place while mom stayed with us and the healing process, also poems that are written between the chapters...Thank you, for sharing...God Bless, Cinda
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/26/2014 4:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cinda, as a result of my start in life I have written a book called DUMMY Hurtful and Healing words. It is my story of healing and being re parented by God. Thanks for your thoughtful visit and comment. It is nice to meet my sister. I am glad you have found freedom as well.
  1. Date: 12/30/2013 10:34:00 AM
    WOW! This is strong. It is hard to believe that you had to go through this, but - as they say - you see faces, but you dom't know their hearts. Good luck in the contest...... Lucilla

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/28/2014 8:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Lucilla
  1. Date: 12/29/2013 10:05:00 AM
    A very moving write indeed , Richard, i could feel the pain you carried, it took me some years of therapy and the good lord above to gain real freedom, but "whom the son sets free is free indeed." Hope you win brother, Blessings Carl

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/29/2013 10:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That battle has been faught and won long ago. The Lord is truly good. I maintained a relationship with my dad until his passing. It allowed me closure.
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 1:35:00 AM
    Sometimes the hardships we bear shape us for the better...it seems so with you. Have a wonderful 2014 and thanks for your friendship. SuZ

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/28/2013 8:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks SuZ, I appreciate your friendship as well. There is much to look forward to in 2014.
  1. Date: 12/25/2013 8:36:00 PM
    Merry Christmas evening Richard....this is heart touching....so many seem only to know how to give what they've been given I think....instead of having strength to change...you are a strong person to overcome ..and encourage others

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/28/2013 8:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "To those whom much has been given, much is required." I can say with honesty my hardships have been a well spring of strength, God truly uses all things for good. Sorry I'm just reading this now for the first time, thanks for such a thoughtful comment Donna.
  1. Date: 12/24/2013 11:21:00 AM
    A very touching piece, and the silver lining though all of this, is not where you were but what you have become. A very kind person.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/24/2013 2:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Arthur, a very nice thing to say.
  1. Date: 12/24/2013 9:05:00 AM
    Richard, it's been great getting to know you this year. have a wonderful Christmas, and a marvelous 2014... Jack

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/24/2013 9:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You as well Jack.
  1. Date: 12/24/2013 3:13:00 AM
    - Happy Christmas, Richard ! - Have a great time with family and good friends! - Santa Claus huggs from // Anne-Lise :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/24/2013 9:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A big Christmas hug to you as well Anne-Lise.
  1. Date: 12/24/2013 12:07:00 AM
    Richard, The end of the year is approaching :) :) :) And guess what? There's no way I'm letting this year end, without dropping by with SMILES and CHRISTMAS CHEERS. Thank You for making this a great year for ALL OF US. --- May magic fill your days and all your dreams come true this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTAMS <3 Love Linda -The Sweetest Poet Destroyer"

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/24/2013 9:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Merry Christmas to you as well Linda.
  1. Date: 12/23/2013 4:36:00 PM
    strong and powerful Rick yet it helped make you who you are today Shadow x smile hug

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/24/2013 9:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I agree, thanks Shadow.
  1. Date: 12/23/2013 4:25:00 PM
    very powerful and well-written. it sounds as if you've gotten a lot stronger over the years. it's great that you can write about it...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/24/2013 9:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes I can write about it with a sense of peace and a recognition that the pain caused was not intentional it had come from previous generations. Thankfully with God's help it did not have to travel further.
  1. Date: 12/23/2013 11:45:00 AM
    Merry Christmas Richard. Waiting to get a surgery date. The infection in my ear is from a cyst behind my eardrum. It has spread to my sinuses,neck,and lungs. Just got a phone call from surgeon and the culture came back positive for staph infection. Keep your pen flowing. Love Colleen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/24/2013 9:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning Collen, sorry to hear you are still not well. You continue to be in my prayers.
  1. Date: 12/23/2013 11:29:00 AM
    With a greater understanding on the roots of this poem, this has given me a sense of sadness, yet a sense of completion & peace from the pain. Damn...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/24/2013 9:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes the pain has dissipated and peace has filled the empty spaces. My God is good. Thanks Drake.
  1. Date: 12/23/2013 11:21:00 AM
    Richard.....I'm sure there is much about your father's childhood that you don't know. I'm sure he was carrying a lot of hurt. That is NO EXCUSE, I know, but...still...I'm sure he loved you...in his own....strange way. :( How could he not? You are a wonderful person. I'm SO SO glad that you filled in all those spaces with the beauty of your soul....Hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/24/2013 9:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Despite the hurt I do know that my dad loved me. Still this is a time Iwould not want to re-live. You are very kind, the credit for who I am now goes to my mom and my heavenly father who gracefully reparented me.