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The Lives We Choose

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The Lives We Choose

I am poet
I have lived many lives
I have walked down ancient corridors
Climbed insurmountable obstacles 
Held universes within my hands
Gravity does not hold me
I breathe among the stars

I dream the dreams of kings
While kissing the lips of angels
I have spoken with the prophets of old
For me time is of no consequence
I am somewhere and everywhere
I live a hundred years in but a few moments

Fly along my verse
Be transported to the impossible
Shed your limitations
Know the freedom of the mind
Taste and touch the incredible
For you too are poet
Dream beyond the obvious
Create all your happy endings
If you cry 
Let it be a magnificent sadness
Write beyond your tortured walls
You choose
You be
The one
Who lives many
Extrordinary 
Wonderful
Unbelievable
Lives


Inspired by Eileen Ghali's poem
"Another Somewhere"

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  1. Date: 3/2/2014 6:43:00 AM
    Oh what a pleasure it is to be invited to wander along the poetic labyrinth of your mind.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/2/2014 9:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You makeme smile!
  1. Date: 3/1/2014 10:12:00 PM
    Oh Richard..if you cry let it be a magnificent sadness..write beyond your tortured walls...wow..this spoke to me..as I write many times on a bad day....it feels good to find peace in friendly words...this is a good poem...levels to dicect and enjoy....

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/2/2014 9:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow, thanks Donna, you hafe lifted me with this generous comment. Hugs Rick.
  1. Date: 2/28/2014 7:59:00 AM
    Richard, I love the whole poem, but the lines that really struck me were "Gravity does not hold me, I breathe among the stars." That is quite the imagery, and it is a very powerful statement. Thank you for sharing.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/2/2014 9:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure Tim, Thankyou for your kind comment.
  1. Date: 2/28/2014 12:49:00 AM
    And this....this is how it's done. Eileen is a gracious inspiration to us all. True story.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/28/2014 7:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Drake, I must agree, her spirit and energy are most appreciated. How have you been my friend?
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 8:13:00 PM
    Spoilt for choice where to go next Rick, think I'll just ride your verse for a while and enjoy our unbelievable lives. Great inspirational poem. Take care, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/28/2014 7:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Rich, I'm pleased you enjoyed. You take care as well.
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 4:47:00 AM
    this is superb Rick great inspiration handled beautifully hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/27/2014 7:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Shadow, hugs back to you.
  1. Date: 2/26/2014 8:28:00 PM
    wow, WHAT an inspiration she was for this one. One heck of a poet's poem, my friend!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/27/2014 7:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea.;0).
  1. Date: 2/26/2014 7:05:00 PM
    Extraordinary write dear poet ! Have a blessed week Richard. I look forward to reading more of your writes ! James

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/26/2014 7:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, it has been blessed so far, thanks for the thoughtful comment.
  1. Date: 2/26/2014 10:06:00 AM
    Thank you for adding that at the bottom of your poem.....I'm beaming....

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/26/2014 10:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure, I had meant to do it right away but I had to get my day started. I was leading a discussion formy men's group.
  1. Date: 2/25/2014 11:05:00 PM
    I relate to this fantastic and wise poem very much! amazing job with the words and message you sent across to us all. It spoke to me! Great write Richard! :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/26/2014 8:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Chris.
  1. Date: 2/25/2014 8:46:00 PM
    Amazing work, amazing thoughts, yes, we choose who we are - extraordinary, comes to mind when one thinks of your poems!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/26/2014 8:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are very kind Bindu, this is a nice way to start my morning.
  1. Date: 2/25/2014 7:28:00 PM
    this is amazing, richard! absolutely wonderful - i love it!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/25/2014 9:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ilene.
  1. Date: 2/25/2014 5:24:00 PM
    This is grand Richard .... Tim

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/25/2014 6:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Tim.
  1. Date: 2/25/2014 2:18:00 PM
    I simply adore this piece....It is beyond magnificent. Richard, Yes.....Yes to it all. 7 is not enough....Perhaps a 100 and an A+ from me....Stupendous...Poetry is my passion....It lets me live those many lives.....Wonderful! Thanks for sharing

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/25/2014 6:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I feel lost when the internet is down. Thanks for this amazing comment I am grinning ear to ear. Hugs Rick
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 2/25/2014 2:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Was out of internet today.... :( It's late now...I was preparing for my classes....I tried to find someone to go with me today...No luck. Hope I can make it tomorrow...I'm assured packages are kept for a month. I'm not worried. I hope tomorrow will be the day! :) I faved this....It gives us poets superhuman status...I LOVE IT...
  1. Date: 2/25/2014 1:02:00 PM
    This is a great poem Richard. One that gives us hope for better things and something to look foreward tol. thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

  1. Date: 2/25/2014 12:46:00 PM
    I accept your most wonderful and frightening invitation. To be the poet. To paraphrase the tennis axiom "just consider the poem an extension of your life". I quite like the line "If you cry be a magnificent sadness"

  1. Date: 2/25/2014 10:31:00 AM
    Such a hopeful and beautiful poem for everyome to dream and create..believe in happy endings.Life is indeed what We make it.Tnks for sharing this beauty : )

  1. Date: 2/25/2014 8:59:00 AM
    One of your best. You just keep getting better and better. You make me very proud. Love you Mamabear I had thought I would have the first comment but logged in too slow

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/25/2014 9:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ha ha, your still number one to me mom.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/25/2014 9:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I meant you're.
  1. Date: 2/25/2014 8:56:00 AM
    I have many lives within me, all those worth living and understanding! I really enjoyed reading this awesome write here this morning! What a brilliant poem my friend, such a fantastic piece, Great Work!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/25/2014 8:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Russell, so nice to have you be the first to comment on my poem. I hope you are living a wonderful life today.