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Word Play

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Word Play

My chance to play, words written down
Here the page waits, beckoning me
I will breathe in, with hopeful lungs
Filling my heart, with new found joy
Words written down, beckoning me

Strung together, from where who knows
Rising on notes, yet to be sung
I hear whispers, calling to me
So I inhale, they fill me up
Beckoning me, with hopeful lungs

New worlds are formed, images flow
I watch amazed, they seem so real
A little piece, of inner me
Laid on a page, in inked candor
With new found joy, my chance to play

I am experimenting with Eileen's new form.
I have written it without rhyme. I hope I got
the flow right.

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  1. Date: 3/6/2014 11:27:00 AM
    Words written down have a great power. The written word can be shared with many, and through its power they too can feel your emotions. This is a wonderful expression of freedom. Great write!!!

    Secrest Avatar Heather Secrest
    Date: 3/6/2014 7:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for asking! I've been doing well. My classes have been keeping me super busy. I just recently got a smartphone and now I can have poetry soup to go!! I've redescovered why I loved this place to begin with.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/6/2014 2:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Heather, you haven't been around the soup much. So nice to have you back. How have you been?
  1. Date: 3/2/2014 6:33:00 AM
    I love it! There is something wonderful in seeing your thoughts become concrete when your pen scratches across the paper. I even love the scribbles and scratch-outs. Can't get that feeling on a computer keyboard.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/2/2014 9:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mind you there is only one person like you, after all you do march to the beat of your own Acordian. I love that about you.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/2/2014 9:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I write everything directly to the screen as it comes out of my head. I then go back and edit it. All the poems I have posted here I have written since joining in 2012. This site has been a great source of inspiration and education. The best part has been coming into contact with friends and artists like you.
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 7:45:00 PM
    Richard, this flowed like the Don River and puts an original twist on inspiration! 7 My best, chuck

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/28/2014 7:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Chuck, your best is more than appreciated.
  1. Date: 2/26/2014 4:10:00 PM
    I just tried one Richard .... Let me know what you think ... Tim

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/26/2014 4:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ok
  1. Date: 2/24/2014 9:00:00 PM
    As writers, we can all relate to the feelings that you expressed here. Just being able to express ourselves with pen and paper, brings enjoyment and freedom like nothing else. Very nicely done, Richard!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/25/2014 7:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Kelly.
  1. Date: 2/24/2014 8:56:00 AM
    This has such a wonderful flow to it... so yes.. I am positive you got the format right. Also a wonderful summary of our daily needs and attempts to pen our thoughts on paper (pc) XX

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/24/2014 9:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Kim, I enjoyed the challange.
  1. Date: 2/24/2014 8:34:00 AM
    Your heart is a promise for the pen, as she dances with your thoughts, She writes your story, the readers rejoice as you place your seal of approval on it, you and the pen are mighty warriors Monsieur, keep up the good work, you write like an angel xxx

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/24/2014 10:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I second everything she said....
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/24/2014 8:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow rose, what a poetic comment. You have made me smile my dear.
  1. Date: 2/24/2014 8:19:00 AM
    This is well versed so the flow must be right... Enjoyed Richard... Verlena

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/24/2014 8:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Verlena.
  1. Date: 2/23/2014 8:51:00 PM
    There you go again, another form from you, cool work, Richard!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/24/2014 7:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning Bindu, thanks so much for your visit and comment.
  1. Date: 2/23/2014 8:28:00 PM
    Well done for having a go Rick, I'm still struggling to get my thick head round it lol. As usual with any new form your way up there . Take care, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/24/2014 7:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Rich, you take care as well.
  1. Date: 2/23/2014 7:49:00 PM
    reads good to me Rick well penned soup mail hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/24/2014 7:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks and a big hug back to you.
  1. Date: 2/23/2014 6:26:00 PM
    This is great Richard..I want to try one

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/23/2014 9:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Let me know if you do.
  1. Date: 2/23/2014 4:33:00 PM
    Well fellow souper I enjoyed reading your experimental poem, loved the visual imagery placed by your word chooses, it is a really wonderful piece. cheri

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/23/2014 5:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cherl, Eileen gets the credit. I enjoyed trying it out.
  1. Date: 2/23/2014 1:55:00 PM
    Richard I saw Eileen's form it looked good and you have done her proud...thanks for your visit....David

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/23/2014 5:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks David.
  1. Date: 2/23/2014 1:38:00 PM
    very nice write Richard, I enjoyed very much, thanks for sharing

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/23/2014 5:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure John, thanks for the kind comment.
  1. Date: 2/23/2014 11:46:00 AM
    The freedom exhibited here on the page is timeless, a brilliant write. Thanks for sharing.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/23/2014 5:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Tim.
  1. Date: 2/23/2014 11:02:00 AM
    i Like this form, I think I shall give it a try too. hugs, catie :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/23/2014 5:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good for you Catie, let me know when youost it.
  1. Date: 2/23/2014 10:35:00 AM
    OH WOW! I'm SO SO honored by this!!!! :) I'm giddy! Thanks, Richard for giving it a go....You've made it even more intricate than I intended. I just thought...mono-rhyme. Makes the work easier. The repetition of lines goes like this: First stanza....Repeat ending of line one and two of that stanza....Second stanza...Repeating ending of like 2 and 3 of stanza two....Third stanza...repeat ending of line four and go back to the ending of line one of stanza three. You've done it a bit differently..

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/23/2014 10:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I don't know what to say
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/23/2014 10:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My dear I do not wish to steal your thunder. Your star is brilliant enough to stand on it's own. I am happy to play at the edge of your inspiration.
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/23/2014 10:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Shall we give this a new name? ;) I must admit...it won't sound as flashy as shadowlam! :) I hope my explanation was clear....your thoughts on this are wonderful, Richard. Honestly...I'm so touched you'd want to try it out. Thanks!!! :)