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Beautiful Sadness

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Beautiful Sadness

Once upon a time
I gazed at the face of a beautiful sadness
She invited me into her temple
Transported me there
By crystal blue tears
Poured from a goblet
Stinging
Ripping me from the fabric of my time

I walked down her hallways
Stumbled through her darkness
Searched for hidden passages
Grasped at invisible door knobs
"Please
Please
Let me see
A glimpse of eternity!"

A clear voice flowed down the hall
Color from shadows transformed her walls
I followed
unable to speak
Within her sanctuary 
Answers 
I chose to seek

There in the temple of her mind
From a broken Altar I dined
Unsure what mystery I would find
I felt my preconceptions 
Slowly unwind

The sadness I felt
Had been my own
I had traveled many paths alone
The broken Altar was my heart of stone
That had led me away from another's throne

I looked out the windows of her soul
Seen my own face drenched in tears
It seems her eyes were actually mirrors
In that moment 
I lost my fear
As I gazed at the face of a beautiful sadness




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  1. Date: 1/1/2014 11:19:00 PM
    Poignant write Richard! I love how you've brought out the topic of preconceptions - sometimes what we perceive to be is not what actually is - very well written. 'beautiful sadness' - interesting phrase, and the way the fear goes away after the revelation - awesome.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/2/2014 12:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Vicky, I believe you are right. Thanks for commenting. A big New Years hug for you.
  1. Date: 12/30/2013 10:51:00 AM
    - A truly touching and beautiful poem Richard. - Want to thank you for a nice year, as soon be at an end .... many beautiful poems from you - Wish you: A HAPPY NEW YEAR!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/30/2013 11:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne Lise! Happy New Year to you as well.
  1. Date: 12/30/2013 10:40:00 AM
    Hello Richard, You just keep writing such wonderful poems. I really enjoyed reading this one....Roger

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/30/2013 11:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Roger, you are kind.
  1. Date: 12/30/2013 12:27:00 AM
    Richard, this is so beautifully written.. You take the reader thru labyrinths of emotions here, some from your own innate state of being, and some others that we readers are trying to find our way thru in our lives...Beautiful, beautiful...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/30/2013 8:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am so touched by this thoughtful comment.
  1. Date: 12/29/2013 7:05:00 PM
    I loved the imaginary in here, seems like you brought me into another world through these beautiful verses, glad to read this in my first morning at home :D wishing you a great day there :D hug, Yanny

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/30/2013 8:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You always bring a ray of sunshine into my world Yanny.
  1. Date: 12/29/2013 12:42:00 PM
    Hi Richard, A touching write..Sometimes sadness and being lonely brings us to ourselves.. Ken

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


    I agree Ken, sometimes it provides a strange comfort because it is yours alone and a harbinger of past happier moments.
  1. Date: 12/29/2013 10:58:00 AM
    Great poem Richard. Excellent insight of the unseen. Enjoyed it all and the ending was perfect.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/29/2013 12:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Vincent
  1. Date: 12/29/2013 10:11:00 AM
    This is just a marvelous write Richard, just love the finishing touch, Blessings Carl

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/29/2013 10:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Blessings to you as well.
  1. Date: 12/29/2013 12:08:00 AM
    Richard WOW...A most beautiful poem. Touched my heart deeply my friend. Thank you for sharing this <3. Hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/29/2013 10:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I meant a big hug back to you. :0)
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/29/2013 8:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Sarai, Abigail hug back to you.
  1. Date: 12/29/2013 12:02:00 AM
    wow, the last line is so profound. I love when a poem totally supports the final line, wherein a great title for a poem is so often found as well. Stellar writing, my friend.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/29/2013 8:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea, I am honored you like it.
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 9:28:00 PM
    Sucked me in Richard...a beautiful sadness...what a different view....liked it....

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/29/2013 8:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I woke up with that one line stuck in my head at 4am yesterday. Thanks Donna.
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 8:00:00 PM
    Original and beautiful.....Thanks for the message....sadness is beautiful when beauty is attached! 7 stars, Richard, Happy New Year, chuck

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/29/2013 8:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the stars chuck. Happy new year to you as well.
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 6:04:00 PM
    Poignant and lovely as only you can convey in your own special way!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/29/2013 8:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What a nice comment, thanks Connie!
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 3:51:00 PM
    You write this with great sensitivity and tenderness, as any good writer does, you're top notch in my book R, I remain, you fan, xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/29/2013 8:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow! I am so glad you feel that way, you honor me with your kind words.
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 2:44:00 PM
    Richard very well written and constructed…David

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/29/2013 8:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks David.
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 2:39:00 PM
    A VERY ROMANTIC AND BEAUTIFUL POEM HERE WITH A SADNESS TO IT THAT HOLDS IT'S OWN ELEGANCE TO IT LOVED IT SORRY MY CAP LOCKS ARE STICKING CAN'T WAIT UNTIL I GET MY NEW LABBY. CHERI AND THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENT ON MY PATRIOTIC POEM

  1. Date: 12/28/2013 1:37:00 PM
    Richard, you seemed to be well acquainted with sadness....It is an old friend of mine....and often visits. To be able to see beauty in sadness is something only a poet like yourself can do. Absolutely amazing....Will get back to you about poem...Celebrating at my brother's house....

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 12/29/2013 8:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh.....wish I could let you taste it as well. It's really THAT good! ;)
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/29/2013 8:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My baby sister and I are really close as well. Yum apple crumb pie, I can almost smell it.
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 12/28/2013 1:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes.....the baby....the spoiled one. My brother is the middle child. We are super close.....We are all right now chilling after the meal....Made yummy apple crumb pie.....better go. Will get in touch after about an hour or so....
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/28/2013 1:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen, I hope you have a wonderful visit with your brother. Are you not the baby of the family? I am the middle child myself.
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 12:56:00 PM
    My Goodness, Richard, what a poem you have created here. Just Beautiful, truly. hugs, Catie :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/28/2013 1:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Catie, thanks and a big hug for you as well.
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 11:29:00 AM
    My God what a perfectly beautiful write my friend! It touched my heart so very much with it's beauty. :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/28/2013 12:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mary Jo, I'm pleased you connected with it.
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 11:18:00 AM
    That is one of the best poems I have read, great write. Do you know the music group " Beau Dommage " , the title just reminded me of them!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/28/2013 12:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No not familiar with them. Thanks for your kind comment Arthur.
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