Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership
Quote of the Day

Quote Left"The harder you work, the luckier you get."Quote Right

by Gary Player

  |  Comment

See and share Beautiful Nature Photos and amazing photos of interesting places

I Choose

Richard Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux - LIFETIME Premium Member Richard Lamoureux - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled I Choose which was written by poet Richard Lamoureux. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Richard Lamoureux

Best Richard Lamoureux Poems

+ Fav Poet

I Choose

I choose 
To be the calm within the storm
I will not add to the madness
Anger will not be my companion
Truly a calmer spirit can prevail

I choose 
You over me
It is not all about me
Ego will not direct my path
Within your special I will dwell

I choose
To live within this moment
The past has lost its power
Sadness can no longer satisfy
Only the now is really here

I choose
To give of what I have
It was never mine to hold onto
Selfishness will not rule my days
There is enough beyond my need

I choose
More than the temporary
Treasures stored in a heavenly realm
Love will be my companion
"I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever"




Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 3/25/2014 11:48:00 AM
    A calmness you bring Richard....to the tired soul you speak. What a beautiful piece.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/5/2014 3:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Flo, I really enjoyed your poem in Suzette's book. Congratulations in being featured.
  1. Date: 3/20/2014 8:48:00 AM
    Absolutely beautiful !

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/20/2014 8:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks For choosing to read and comment on my poem.
  1. Date: 3/18/2014 10:43:00 PM
    Richard,,the last poem before closing my eyes tonight and it is beautiful...a prayerful poem...be blessed...good night..

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/18/2014 11:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Blessings to you as well Donna
  1. Date: 3/18/2014 7:07:00 AM
    You have given us a great set of mantras to live by Monsieur, you're very wise, and the Lord smiles upon the good ones, big hugs for the day, and an old feng shui thought, "Peace" xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/18/2014 9:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Peace be with you as well.
  1. Date: 3/16/2014 11:46:00 PM
    Beautiful!! Well written, as always.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/18/2014 9:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ;0) hugs!
  1. Date: 3/16/2014 7:04:00 PM
    very beautiful.. :) I still think you should look my way.... LOL Love and hugs, Catie :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/16/2014 11:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What will I see???
  1. Date: 3/16/2014 11:40:00 AM
    Revival just hit my spirit as i read through line 2 line... Beautiful write... BE BLESSED..

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/16/2014 11:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Patrick.
  1. Date: 3/15/2014 9:58:00 PM
    beautifully written Rick hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/16/2014 9:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning Shadow.
  1. Date: 3/15/2014 9:30:00 PM
    "I Choose" contains the poetic road map to peace, love and joy. These are treasures, we can take with us, when we go! Stellar, Richard! my best, chuck

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/16/2014 9:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for this thoughtful comment.
  1. Date: 3/15/2014 8:17:00 PM
    Richard, love the conviction in every line.....Powerful, indeed

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/16/2014 9:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen. The tough part is turning the words into practice. I do continue to be a work in progress trying to move beyond my selfish.
  1. Date: 3/15/2014 5:06:00 PM
    Beautifully penned your wisdom words..almost like a prayer..I love it.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/16/2014 9:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It is indeed a prayer, thanks Charmain.
  1. Date: 3/15/2014 3:03:00 PM
    Richard God bless and amen to that.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/15/2014 3:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Leon, it's always great to receive a blessing.
  1. Date: 3/15/2014 11:26:00 AM
    Great thoughts...The Almighty bless you forever...Don't change your purified mind in the material world...Best wishes from India dear...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/15/2014 2:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Blessings to you as well. Thanks for your kind visit.
  1. Date: 3/15/2014 11:08:00 AM
    Beautiful.. A classic that will be read for years Richard . Eternal truth never gets old!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/15/2014 11:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow thanks Dave. I appreciate you being the first to comment.