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No More Crackers

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Below is the poem entitled No More Crackers which was written by poet Richard Lamoureux. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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No More Crackers

I get up
Tired of being lonely
I will no longer feel worthless
I will wash the grime from my face
Watch as I pave over my gutters
You will no longer see me curled up on a street corner
See me shed my parrot's clothing
Polly has had enough crackers
Hear me pound on my chest
I will be heard

My mind a trancendent perch
A place for eagles to rest
High above the tidy 
Beyond insignificant drudgery
Apotheosis embodied within my lines
Words snatched from elongated yesterdays

I shed dreams not worthy of manifestation
Riches that never satiated
Screams that fell on severed ears
The man Slumped in the corner
Turns to dust
Scattered by the winds of change
He was
He never could be
Me

I originally titled the poem "I Get Up" I was inspired by a talented 
young poet named Stephen Kearn after reading his poem "I Sit".

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  1. Date: 1/27/2014 11:12:00 AM
    Hey RL, was that you, I borrowed a cracker from, a while back as we slept on the warm floor in "Grand Central Station"?...no smiles! :-( Thank goodness, for a nice warm home now, huh?! Great Write...took me back! Robert

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/27/2014 1:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Nope but if you came through Kelowna I may have cut your hair. Glad to hear life has turned around for you. Thanks for all your kind comments today.
  1. Date: 1/24/2014 7:58:00 AM
    This is a fantastic statement, a declaration of freedom, that society will no longer dole out treats to keep your dreams and responses in line. Stomp on the crackers and pave yourself a new road!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/24/2014 8:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I agree!
  1. Date: 1/21/2014 12:26:00 AM
    Incredibly done. Such elegant declarations established here. "I shed dreams not worthy of manifestation"...indeed! Damn! I won't look at crackers the same...ever.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/21/2014 8:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It was a good night of comments, a double Damn! Thanks for commenting on my two poems.
  1. Date: 1/20/2014 11:54:00 AM
    You always seem to amaze me with such wonderful poetry Richard, and this is one of them.....Roger

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/20/2014 11:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are very Kind Roger. Thanks again.
  1. Date: 1/19/2014 10:11:00 PM
    A very powerful write.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/19/2014 11:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again Bindu.
  1. Date: 1/19/2014 9:57:00 AM
    Interesting - if a little enigmatic. Are you comparing yourself to a parrot? Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/19/2014 10:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes in our society often people are programmed to be a certain way. A parrots clothes are colorful and appear to be individual yet it is expected that we all say and do the same thing. You might like the poem I wrote this morning, it takes this idea a few steps forward.
  1. Date: 1/19/2014 6:05:00 AM
    Richard, this was an absolute delight to savor. Beautifully written... A masterpiece!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/19/2014 8:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Sarai, so glad you enjoyed it.
  1. Date: 1/19/2014 2:00:00 AM
    These lines reeled me in with amusement of where you were taking me. I love how it ended. 'Scattered by the winds of change'. Brilliant writing my friend.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/19/2014 8:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What a nice comment Connie.
  1. Date: 1/18/2014 7:07:00 PM
    ABSOLUTELY THE LAST LINES, GREAT GREAT WORDS IT IS A HAUNTING WRITE BEAUTIFUL MY FELLOW SOUPER. AND THANKS FOR THE CONGRADS. CHERI

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/18/2014 7:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Cheri, thanks.
  1. Date: 1/18/2014 1:47:00 PM
    Hi Richard, Awesome write bro..Good stuff.. Ken

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/18/2014 3:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ken, much appreciated.
  1. Date: 1/18/2014 12:46:00 PM
    The last two lines.........just are a wonderful climax to this poem, Richard. Be heard......speak out.....we are listening.........

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/18/2014 3:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen! That is nice to know.
  1. Date: 1/17/2014 8:52:00 PM
    interesting piece...its worth to be liberated from drudgery... nice write

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/18/2014 8:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your visit Weston.
  1. Date: 1/17/2014 8:45:00 PM
    Very captivating!! Lovely write...Hugs, Maggie Mae

  1. Date: 1/17/2014 8:06:00 PM
    Some sadness here and wishes for fulfillment from within..love,Deb

  1. Date: 1/17/2014 7:07:00 PM
    I like the current title Rick great pen Shadow x smile hug

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/17/2014 7:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Shadow.
  1. Date: 1/17/2014 7:02:00 PM
    Great poem, Richard. Deeply expresses imagery, amazing scenery that was set in this piece. Enjoyable overall. Thank you, for ALL your comments on my poetry.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/17/2014 7:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Jiril, drop by any time. Have a good evening.