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Behind Castle Walls

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Below is the poem entitled Behind Castle Walls 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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Behind Castle Walls

I thought I was safe behind Castle walls
Within my Kingdom I made the rules
There outside the gate I heard her calls

Why did I choose to listen to fools
I opened the drawbridge, let her in
Within my Kingdom I made the rules

I had not known where she had been
Her ideas corrupted my mind
I opened the drawbridge, let her in

In the beginning she seemed so kind
At my table together we ate
Her ideas corrupted my mind

Completly unaware of my fate
She beguiled me, with that lovely smile
At my table together we ate

I became subdued after a while
She beguiled me, with that lovely smile
I thought I was safe behind castle walls
There outside the gate her lover calls


Written February 3rd for Shadow's Castle Contest.

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  1. Date: 5/31/2014 10:24:00 AM
    I'm in awe of this poem's swirling quality. I didn't notice what form it was in when I read it but I must say that it flows really well like dizzying spiral of good and unfortunate events that we all may have already experienced.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/1/2014 7:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Jake I quite enjoy writing this form. I appreciate you reading one of my older pieces.
  1. Date: 3/1/2014 5:05:00 PM
    Don't we all open up to someone...once...or more. And at what price...what consequences? Great poem. // paul

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/1/2014 7:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Paul.
  1. Date: 2/6/2014 6:46:00 PM
    I think that we all have built our castle walls to hide behind. And, it is always difficult to let someone new invade our privacy. I enjoyed your interesting take on the castle theme. Very nicely done, Richard! Congratulations on your win, as well!

  1. Date: 2/6/2014 8:29:00 AM
    You come up with something amazing for every challenge. Love the underlying meaning here; no matter how safe we think we are, no matter how thick the walls we build, it only takes a single chink or an unlocked gate for everything to change.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/6/2014 10:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are insightful my friend, that is one of the qualities I so appreciate about you.
  1. Date: 2/6/2014 6:42:00 AM
    Provoking,seductive,captivating..I love the story of it all Richard.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/6/2014 7:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Charmaine.
  1. Date: 2/6/2014 3:59:00 AM
    Off to a wedding and the coast for a good few days, so I'm clearing my backlog of "can I please Tweets". I'll be back on Wednesday, feel free to tell me how it goes. May success be our shadows, Scott

    thirtyseven Avatar scott thirtyseven
    Date: 2/12/2014 2:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, we had an excellent trip on New Zealand's North Island, east coast. Firstly to a great wedding in Gisborne, and then to my fav bay in NZ -if not what little of the world I have seen- Tolaga Bay. Have written a poem about it the bay, for posting soonish. I hope the tweet went well, this poem deserves it. Cheers Scott
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/6/2014 5:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning Scott, which coast are you heading too? I hope you have a great trip.
  1. Date: 2/5/2014 1:49:00 PM
    What a gorgeous piece.... so well written and it tells such a great story of love waxing and waning . Really a great write !!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/5/2014 2:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again Debbie, I appreciate the visit.
  1. Date: 2/5/2014 10:02:00 AM
    Congrats Richard.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/5/2014 10:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lol, my eyes must be failing, I didn't spell it wrong.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/5/2014 10:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oops I see I spelled your name wrong sorry Kayod5
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/5/2014 10:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again Kayod5. What is the significance of your poetry soup name?
  1. Date: 2/5/2014 8:11:00 AM
    "...subdued end:, I meant!...:-)// Sinclair

  1. Date: 2/5/2014 8:10:00 AM
    Excellent construct to the crushing, yet subded end! Great stuff RL!!!...:-) Congrats in your win in the contest, back-at-cha', "You deserve it!! Your friend,//Sinclair

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/5/2014 8:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Robert.
  1. Date: 2/5/2014 12:54:00 AM
    Another fantastic poem. Loved the ending. A well deserved win. I'll ask about Tweeting later, if you don't mind?

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/5/2014 8:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Go ahead Scott, I'm pleased you like it.
  1. Date: 2/4/2014 11:07:00 PM
    nicely done with the form, I too have tried my hands at this form .

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/5/2014 8:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It can be challenging, thanks for the thoughtful comment.
  1. Date: 2/4/2014 9:49:00 PM
    I like the message in this write Richard...well done ...congrats on your win...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/5/2014 8:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Joseph.
  1. Date: 2/4/2014 9:39:00 PM
    Awesome write Richard !! Congrats on well deserved win!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/5/2014 8:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Dr. Upma.
  1. Date: 2/4/2014 7:25:00 PM
    also made the change to houska castle. thanks for the heads up it does work better, cheri

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/4/2014 7:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ;0)
  1. Date: 2/4/2014 7:23:00 PM
    A seductive write with a haunting feeling left behind, loved it alot, nicely done my friend enjoyed it's passionate flare. thank you for your wonderful words on my work. cheri

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/4/2014 7:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure Cherl, yours was one of my favorites.
  1. Date: 2/4/2014 12:06:00 PM
    Congratulations Richard on your winning poetry, excellent verse xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/4/2014 6:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Rose, thanks for the congrats.
  1. Date: 2/4/2014 11:46:00 AM
    Wow big congrats on yor enchanting win! The last stanza came as a surprise.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/4/2014 6:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It is nice to be able to surprise, thanks for the kind comment.
  1. Date: 2/4/2014 11:07:00 AM
    A very beautiful one dear. Big Congrats to you on your smashing win. Exams engulf me, by His grace I'm back. How's your day going?

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/4/2014 6:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi AO I hope exams went well!
  1. Date: 2/4/2014 9:04:00 AM
    Richard, nicely pinned. Thank you for the morning visit. Congratulations On Shadow's contest....................... SKAT

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/4/2014 9:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks SKAT.
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