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Precious Pearl

A soft whisper, across the room
I watched her shake out the old broom
Please come over to me mister
Across the room, a soft whisper

I walked her way, she smiled at me
In her presence I felt so free
Looking in her eyes made my day
She smiled at me, I walked her way

A simple girl, natural beauty
She asked "Are you bound by duty?
Can you please help me find my pearl?"
Natural beauty, a simple girl

I said "gladly, for but one kiss
to taste your lips, would be my bliss."
"Do you wish for me so badly?"
"For but one kiss" I said gladly

Down on one knee, I searched the ground
I prayed for her pearl to be found
For with her, I wanted to be
I searched the ground, down on one knee

A precious pearl, held in my hand
Her lips were then, mine to command
She was a woman not a girl
Held in my hand, a precious pearl

I watched her turn, she walked away
She said "dear sir you've had your pay
Within my chest, my heart did burn
She walked away, I watched her turn



For Andrea Deitrich's
"Swap Quatrain Contest"

I kept all the lines to eight sylables to
further challange myself. This was a tough
but fun one to write Andrea.

Written February 20th, 2014




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  1. Date: 3/11/2014 5:52:00 PM
    I very much enjoyed reading this sweet, romantic story. You did a wonderful job with this challenging form. Nice work, Richard! Congratulations on your win, as well!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/11/2014 6:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Kelly.
  1. Date: 3/9/2014 9:56:00 PM
    My favorite.. Great story and technically a masterpiece! Way to go Richard.. What a Win!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/11/2014 6:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry for the late reply, sometimes it's hard to keep up. I do appreciate the thoughtful comment.
  1. Date: 3/9/2014 12:52:00 PM
    A delightful story...congrats on a fine win

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/11/2014 6:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Joseph.
  1. Date: 3/9/2014 12:32:00 PM
    Glad to read your winning poem. A very different kind of subject and I loved it. BG

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/11/2014 6:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks I try my best to think a creatively as possible. I'm pleased you like it.
  1. Date: 3/9/2014 11:32:00 AM
    Richard, I really like this one of yours. If you noticed, I had a number of really nice ones at the fifth placement. Seeing yours again, I realize I should have placed it even higher. I think I should have put it fourth now. You did awesome with the challenge. congrats for your win.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/11/2014 6:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea.
  1. Date: 3/9/2014 5:01:00 AM
    Congratulations on the fine win. Enjoyed the rhyme perfect, richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/9/2014 8:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Dr Ram
  1. Date: 3/9/2014 1:58:00 AM
    deeply woven write, rich.. ..sweet 'grads on your award!.. huggs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/9/2014 8:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Nette
  1. Date: 3/9/2014 1:29:00 AM
    A great work you did here , congrats Richard.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/9/2014 8:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Kayod
  1. Date: 2/25/2014 10:47:00 AM
    Pearls are the best way to describe beauty.Through my eyes a pearl is something not only beautiful but pure.I love it when you roll romantic,and I have a feeling Andrea loves this as much as me..Going to my favs and tnks for your supporting comments on my simple verse.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/25/2014 12:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What a great comment, I am so honored. As for your poetry you fail to recognize your own gifts which I see as considerable. Hugs Rick.
  1. Date: 2/24/2014 8:36:00 AM
    I meant Andrea will be delighted with your quatrains Monsieur, again, I see this on the top of the list, have a great day, full of inspiration,and may your muse, contribute grandly to your wise words, pen in hand , go with the flow, xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/24/2014 8:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again Rose.
  1. Date: 2/22/2014 5:43:00 AM
    A marvel of a story beautifully written and incomparably touching! Next time hope she will ask to find her more than one pearl so your reward greater would be! A 7 my friend Richard!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/22/2014 8:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ha ha, if I had mor courage perhaps I would have asked for time with her.
  1. Date: 2/22/2014 12:41:00 AM
    '' I prayed for her pearl to be found'' ''A precious pearl, held in my hand Her lips were then, mine to command'' A prayer answered Richard...nothing venture not gain,a kiss for finding a pearl is not on high side.I'm still laughing...corporate lover

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/22/2014 8:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad I can amuse Kayod5, thanks for your entertaining comment.
  1. Date: 2/21/2014 7:38:00 PM
    When you got down on one knee I thought you were going to propose to her lol. Well done Rick, haven't had time to think on this form but you've done a great job, especially keeping to the syllables. Take care, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/22/2014 8:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Rich, I thought I would add a twist. Somtimes the guy does not get the gal.
  1. Date: 2/21/2014 6:31:00 PM
    You did an amazing job here Richard she will be delighted with it, xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/22/2014 8:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    She in this case is imaginary so I don't imagine she will care one way or the other *lol*. Thanks for commenting Rose.
  1. Date: 2/21/2014 12:11:00 PM
    I like the comparison of the pearl with natural beauty. Some would call it dull in the world of flashy stones, but it captures a natural beauty that none of the rest can. Like a woman with natural beauty can capture a man's heart like no other can. Well said, and thank you for sharing.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/21/2014 4:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow thanks Tim, you totally understood my metophor. Thanks for the great comment.
  1. Date: 2/21/2014 11:45:00 AM
    super Rick gl in contest hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/21/2014 4:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Shadow, I'll take all the luck I can.
  1. Date: 2/21/2014 9:46:00 AM
    Was hoping for a new one today.....Have a great day.....

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/21/2014 4:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Have fun, what part of the US? Have my books arrived yet? I am so excited to have you recieve them.
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 2/21/2014 10:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes.... I've ready many many of those... Great work... Will check later....Hubby comes home from his US trip in an hour......Getting ready....... ;-) Later....
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/21/2014 9:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Some of my old ones may be new ones.
  1. Date: 2/21/2014 7:41:00 AM
    Simple pleasures, simple power. This was a pretty graceful poem. Be sure to apply a comma before "I said gladly" & "a precious pearl". It'll flow even better than it already does. ;-)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/21/2014 8:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Drake.
  1. Date: 2/20/2014 11:25:00 PM
    Andrea should like this one because I like it. Good job.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/21/2014 8:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I hope you are right Robert, thanks for the vote of confidence.
  1. Date: 2/20/2014 11:11:00 PM
    Heart-break was it? :) Jokes apart, I am in awe of you guys using these various forms and so well at that. I must be the handicapped poet around:) This was real fun to read, Richard.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/21/2014 8:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Definately not handicapped, you are amazing my dear. Thanks for your the kind and humorous comment.
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