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Life defined within time

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Life defined within time

Was I ever what I was before?
Is who I am now less or more?
There were times I thought I could fly
Yet because of fear I failed to try

Sure I can't do what I used to do
Limitations are many, quite a few
Still I remember me and you
We were so young, that is true

It seems age has caught up with us
We can't fight it, so why make a fuss
Thinking back, it all seemed so simple
Moving among the young and nimble

The many things that I liked best
I cherish them and forget the rest
Now we are older, wiser and blessed
I believe we are more, not truly less

Our lives are not over, there is more to give
Sometimes being older teaches us to live
So try looking into these mischievous old eyes
There is a young heart, masked within the wise

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  1. Date: 3/28/2014 8:31:00 PM
    awwww, this is so precious. As someone entering this time of her life, I can relate to it. fewer things I did in my youth appeal to me now. But other things take their place. Good one, Richard. Glad I found one I had not seen yet.

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 7:00:00 PM
    This is a good way to look at aging. I think if we could see ourselves from a young persons eyes we'd panic a little more...or close them.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/10/2014 8:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I imagine that would be pretty Scarey *lol*
  1. Date: 3/3/2014 10:14:00 PM
    I enjoyed this Richard....and enjoy those mirrors!!!getting old is not bad..its earned!!! Every line..every lesson..every wrinkle and pain...and memory..:-) :-) :-) :-)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/4/2014 7:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    In reality mirrors don't bother me, I agree with you Donna.
  1. Date: 3/2/2014 6:52:00 AM
    Age takes much, but it also gives much for those, like you, who are wise enough to recognize it.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/2/2014 9:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Fortunately by body has not betrayed me so I still feel young. As long as I can avoid those dreaded mirrors *lol*.
  1. Date: 3/1/2014 9:50:00 AM
    I'll fav this one Richard, for it's heart wisdom and loving ways, xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/1/2014 10:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Rose, check out my latest, I think you might enjoy it.
  1. Date: 3/1/2014 2:45:00 AM
    A sweet poem:)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/1/2014 8:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Bindu, thanks and a big hug.
  1. Date: 2/28/2014 7:40:00 PM
    Keep passing that wisdom on in your writing Rick. We might not be so nimble and quick but we can still show them young uns a thing or two. Take care, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/28/2014 8:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You got that right Rich. I enjoy playing sports against the young guys, they can't firer out why I can keep up with them and the harder they try the more mistakes they make.
  1. Date: 2/28/2014 3:49:00 PM
    At last I managed to find time to pay you a visit. Most impressed with this first poem of yours that I've read. It relates to me as age too is catching up with me. I really like this poem, especially the ending.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/28/2014 5:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks paul, I am 52 but I feel much younger.
  1. Date: 2/28/2014 3:02:00 PM
    aging is the pits so many new aches and pains Rick the icing on the cake is experience and hopefully wisdom hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/28/2014 8:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    We can hope *lol*
  1. Date: 2/28/2014 2:58:00 PM
    great poem! my favorite are the first two lines. you've made some spot-on points here, richard!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/28/2014 8:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ilene.
  1. Date: 2/28/2014 2:23:00 PM
    Those last two lines.....my favorite. Helps when the color of mischief is such a lovely blue....I'm glad you are taking it in your stride....I'm stil longing to be who I was.....

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/28/2014 8:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I like this age myself.
  1. Date: 2/28/2014 10:58:00 AM
    Wow! Every word here is so true! Time is a very strong element in defining Life... Great work once again Richard! You always maintain the tempo.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/28/2014 8:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You look young enough not to have to worry for a while. Thanks for the visit.
  1. Date: 2/28/2014 10:38:00 AM
    The truth is that wisdom and strength move in opposite directions,there comes a time when both will meet at equilibrum we all called prime,afterward which both will begin to see each other footprints.The sense in moving on is the courage in both to call the attention of each other to the footprints and what can be done to ameliorate the trip of life.The old and the young or the present and the past,as a matter of success,need to complement one another for the optimal result.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/28/2014 8:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your response could be a poem Kayod5. Thanks for the thought filled comment.