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The Gift

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The Gift

Chestnut hair cascades over her shoulders
Framing a most delightful face
She has a way of lighting up a room
Today is a truly special day

Framing a most delightful face
A gift from a girl she has never met
Today is a truly special day
This kindness takes so much pain away

A gift from a girl she has never met
Each inch of hair was grown with love
This kindness takes so much pain away
Once again she feels so beautiful

Each inch of hair was grown with love
She imagines that other girls face
Once again she feels so beautiful
She wishes she could give that girl a hug

She imagines that other girls face
Does she also have dark brown eyes?
She wishes she could give that girl a hug
A single tear rolls down her cheek

Does she also have dark brown eyes?
She has a way of lighting up a room
A single tear rolls down her cheek
Chestnut hair cascades over her shoulders

I dedicate this poem to you Kristelle, your aunt Eileen is very 
proud of you. I hope you enjoy my book, it has travelled
a long distance to make its way into your hands. I hope you
enjoy my journey. Blessing to you from Canada.

P.S. Kristelle, I am sure whoever receives
your gift will be truly blessed by it.

Written: February 27, 2014 
By: Richard Lamoureux

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  1. Date: 3/1/2014 10:23:00 PM
    Im floored too...what an amazing thing...for both of you...and I'm not too into all these new gadgets and fast progress but these situations where such nice people can find and help each other across the world is nothing short of a miracle and God bless you Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/2/2014 8:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Also I appreciate the blessing as well.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/2/2014 8:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Actually this was rather low tech, Eileen ordered three copies of my book and I sent them to Lebanon. She didn't get me to sign one of them sobI wrote this poem for her niece to personalize the book for her. I guess her getting the poem is pretty high tech. Thanks for the thoughtful comment Donna.
  1. Date: 2/28/2014 2:07:00 PM
    Oh, how lovely and deep. So glad I stopped by your page today, Richard. This poem touched me on many levels... as did your gift sent across the ocean. How wonderful. Canadian, eh? If you keep it up they'll think they are all gentlemen here, like you! Cheers and smiles from Cyndi

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/28/2014 2:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cyndi, yes I am Canadian. Originally from your city Kitchener. My mom and sister still live there so I do get back home from time to time. I'm pleased you enjoyed my poem.
  1. Date: 2/28/2014 9:58:00 AM
    No doubt Kristelle will very much appreciate this,a great effort you put into this Richard,I think in your desire to show how much you hold Kristelle at high esteem,this is going extra mile. Simply brilliant.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/28/2014 2:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Kayod5.
  1. Date: 2/28/2014 12:49:00 AM
    My goodness! I bow to thee for this tremendous dedication. I want to hug my computer monitor now, I'm just that floored!!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/28/2014 8:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ha ha, that's why I have a tablet, so much easier to hug.
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 10:46:00 PM
    What a beautiful dedication. Yes, Vie is so right, you touch lives with your beautiful poems and these little acts of kindness...Hugs.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/28/2014 8:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You both have made me smile. Thanks and hugs back to you.
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 8:33:00 PM
    A very touching poem Richard, you seem to be touching many a life with your writings and charismatic ways, you are truly blessed among men, xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/28/2014 8:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have much to be thankful for. Thanks for such a thoughtful comment, I will try not to let it go to my head.;0)
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 12:09:00 PM
    Oh...one thing. Her name is Kristelle...Would you just mind changing the spelling. I'm sorry...I must have sent it to you that way. If you change it...I can print it off and put it in the book before I gift wrap it. OH OH OH...I'm SO excited. Her Mum's Canadian, you know....From your area...Kelowna. Kristelle has Canadian nationality as well. They all know about you cause I've told them all about ya. Periodically, they ask how you are. Isn't this awesome!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/27/2014 1:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ok I will change it
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 12:06:00 PM
    RICHARD!!!!! Oh MY GOODNESS! This is beyond beautiful. Thank you SO SO much. This makes the gift so much more special. Thank you...Thank you...Thank you. It is such a beautiful poem and dedication. God bless....Richard...God bless.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/27/2014 10:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm so pleased you like it Eileen. I wanted it tone perfect for her.
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 10:43:00 AM
    such an affectionate dedication with wonderfully evocative language within your lines, rich... i like!.. huggs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/27/2014 1:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks and hugs back.
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 9:09:00 AM
    I love this poem Richard, No one else could write like this. You are so ingenious in the style in which you wrote. A wonderful piece my friend......Roger

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/27/2014 9:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning Roger, so nice to have your visit. Ironicaly I had planned on catching up with you today. How have you been?