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Humpty Dumpty House

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Humpty Dumpty House

A home
The one he promised you
That white picket fence
Light flooded rooms
A swing on a tree in the front yard

He promised
I'm sure he did
He promised
To fill it with laughter
It was where you were both supposed to dream
The gathering place of love
Of family
Of friends
yet from the beginning 
It was a place of pretend
A dark fairy tale 
Wrapped in a pretty shell
In perfectly beautiful lines
Curving away from you

Then the cracks appeared
Spreading with his lies
You so desperately wanted to trust those eyes
Thinking he was different from other guys
Not wanting to see beyond his disguise

No amount of renovations
Can repair the cracks
The essence of you under attack
A beautiful dream painted black
You can't 
You won't 
Put it together again
Your house 
Your home that place of pain

Helpless you watch it crumble
Forced to walk away from it all
The cracks too many it has to fall
You have your answers
You hold your head tall
You see a future beyond shattered wall

Still you wonder
Will you one day find
Your happily ever after
Will the dreams you hold ever matter
Will your tears turn to laughter

For you
Fairy tales are not enough
You deserve a foundation made of better stuff
Beyond your broken
You find your dream
Thankfully
Wonderfully
Amazingly
God answers
Both our prayers
He gives you to me












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  1. Date: 3/14/2014 11:15:00 AM
    Absolutely loved the ending! Interesting write leading to it. Kept me spell bound.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/14/2014 11:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Carol. Hugs Rick
  1. Date: 3/14/2014 8:05:00 AM
    Hi Richard, every home must be built on good foundations, as must every relationship. If the foundations are faulty the house will fall. Once again Richard, you lay before us a most interesting piece. The home we build in our hearts is sometimes very fragile, we want it to stay strong , we want our lives to be lilacs and Roses, but we never know what is behind anothers mask. All these thoughts come to me through this write. I Love the way you end the piece on a positive note. I enjoyed....MIKE.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/14/2014 8:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What a great comment, thanks Michael..
  1. Date: 3/14/2014 7:45:00 AM
    As usual my friend, you amaze me. "Beyond your broken, you will find your dream" I need to cross stitch that to hang on my wall.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/14/2014 8:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow a woman of many talents. You also do cross stitching. I am pleased my tale resonates with you.
  1. Date: 3/13/2014 8:22:00 PM
    Great title Rick and poem. Sadly so many never get this second chance at true love and happiness, I'm so glad it fell right for you. Take care, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/14/2014 8:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am thankful to be one of the lucky ones. You take care as well Rich.
  1. Date: 3/12/2014 11:40:00 AM
    A very good poem again Richard, You keep amazing me with your wonderful poems........Your friend.....Roger

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


    You are Kind Roger, thanks.
  1. Date: 3/12/2014 11:16:00 AM
    WOW!!! Great write my good West Coast Man! Just as an aside... 3-6 inches of snow today!!! Grrrrrrrrr! Is there NO END!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/12/2014 11:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    We have had spring like weather for the last week. All you have to do us head West Jack. Thanks for the visit and kind comment.
  1. Date: 3/12/2014 6:47:00 AM
    Richard, I read this story, finding inspiration in human resiliency, have similar instances in my family.....good work! jimbo

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/12/2014 9:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Jimbo, I appreciate the visit.
  1. Date: 3/11/2014 9:27:00 PM
    wow, Richard this is an amazingly good poem. is it true? Was this about your wife or did you just take poetic liberty? I love it.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/11/2014 10:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    True story. Thanks Amdrea .
  1. Date: 3/11/2014 6:33:00 PM
    brilliant pen Rick one of your best kudos hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/11/2014 6:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Shadow.
  1. Date: 3/11/2014 5:43:00 PM
    Wow! You really surprised me! Awesome twist at the end, Richard! I love it! Ruben.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/11/2014 6:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ruben, I like to try and finish on a positive.
  1. Date: 3/11/2014 3:08:00 PM
    Love this with a beautiful ending - congrats on your wins too, my friend

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/11/2014 3:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Jack.
  1. Date: 3/11/2014 8:12:00 AM
    Nothing better then a home built on sound foundations Richard, well said, have a great day my friend xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/11/2014 8:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Rose.
  1. Date: 3/11/2014 7:42:00 AM
    What a deep, beautiful write. its a very lovely story that you have made happen, yes, more than a fairy-tale indeed. Its so beautiful to know that these things and such love actually exist. This is one of your best, going to my list of favs.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/11/2014 8:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Bindu, I am honored. It seems we are visiting each others work at the same time.
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 10:45:00 PM
    This went WAY beyond what I was expecting. Building/rebuilding what matters at the end of the day. Togetherness.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/11/2014 12:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad you liked it Drake.
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 4:30:00 PM
    This gave me goose bumps with the wonderful fairytale ending becoming true happiness after living a nightmare.Excellent indeed!!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/10/2014 5:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Charmaine, she has certainly become my happy.
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 1:34:00 PM
    Wow Richard this is fantastic..So true in every sense..It is a favorite...Tim

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/10/2014 5:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Tim, you are such an encouraging guy.
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 12:58:00 PM
    A reread poem.. Just as cool the second and third time through. To have your skill, it would be a sin not to write. I'm spoiled.. What will you pen next??

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/10/2014 5:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What a nice thing to say Dave, you are good for my ego. Thanks!
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 12:26:00 PM
    Richard...how do you do it? Put yourself in someone's life...so well...to see it all through your eyes...EVEN behind those shades! :) This was SOOO SOOOO moving...and powerful. WOW! By the way...change to...to too...hee hee. ..The cracks TOO many..it has to fall. HAPPY endings...Only in dreams. Lovely

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/10/2014 5:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, I guess I shouldn't be so stingy with my Os. I have been thinking of this one for a few days. I'm pleased you like it.
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 10:23:00 AM
    this is a most charming, refreshing read...bring on the magic of imagination, rich!.. huggs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/10/2014 10:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks and a big hug back to you.