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Like a Child

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Like a Child

When I said what I said I felt justified
I thought surely that God would be on my side
Quoting from scripture I relied on the word
A book filled with love that my heart somehow blurred

I picked up his gift, turned it into a stick
Not following God's lead I made my own pick
Instead I chose to read with encumbered mind
My eyes were wide open, still my soul was blind

Yet within his word my mind would be set free
I learned those other people were just like me
None of us perfect we all have our flaws
We all need acceptance we're not just some cause

Loving each person one moment at a time
When I am not judging, I witness them shine
Each person is perfect in their special way
Accepting like a child I learn how to play





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  1. Date: 3/28/2014 2:01:00 PM
    smashing write Richard xx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/30/2014 6:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mandy.
  1. Date: 3/28/2014 9:00:00 AM
    Ahhh... Loved the message!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/28/2014 9:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Carol
  1. Date: 3/24/2014 3:32:00 AM
    This is just great. I just loved it. Some people never learn. They spend their lives judging others, when we don't have that right. Thanks for sharing... Lucilla

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/24/2014 8:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again Lucilla
  1. Date: 3/24/2014 12:25:00 AM
    A golden poem this is my dear friend Richard. Loving it so much. I'm so glad i passed by here and read one of your precious gems. I'll be back soon. TYSM and more blessings! love lots and biggest hugs, Leonora

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/24/2014 8:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Leonora. Hugs to you as well.
  1. Date: 3/24/2014 12:10:00 AM
    A very beautiful message... love this poem, Richard.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/24/2014 8:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Bindu.
  1. Date: 3/23/2014 4:18:00 PM
    What a fantastic ending, to a great poem. If only we could have a child's acceptance.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/24/2014 8:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That is so true. Thanks Scott.
  1. Date: 3/23/2014 11:11:00 AM
    great message in this poem. Too much judging in the world and not enough understanding and tolerance. Well done.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/23/2014 12:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea.
  1. Date: 3/23/2014 10:16:00 AM
    So many of us take part of God's message and treat it as the whole. We just need to keep learning. This poem shows the way. Great message. Thank you for your kind comments on my poem. Love, Joyce

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/23/2014 10:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure Joyce.
  1. Date: 3/23/2014 6:50:00 AM
    acceptance without judgement Rick that is what is needed great pen hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/23/2014 8:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, it seems this is one of the more difficult tasks for us humans.
  1. Date: 3/22/2014 10:12:00 PM
    Love it Richard..personally I think judging is one of the worst..great message....thanks...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/23/2014 12:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Donna, I'm pleased we agree.
  1. Date: 3/22/2014 11:32:00 AM
    The child within each and every one of us ............if they could rule the universe and the world............ A meaningful couplet with a message I have been reading with VERY MUCH PLEASURE. Dutch Greetings Elly

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/22/2014 12:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Elly, Canadian greetings back to you.
  1. Date: 3/22/2014 7:47:00 AM
    A beautiful compelling way to tell everyone to simply love each other.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/22/2014 8:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning Monterey, hugs Rick.
  1. Date: 3/22/2014 5:48:00 AM
    This poem makes me smile Richard, I can tell by your sharing that you are advancing in the field of compassion and acceptance, when it is time to go meet your maker, he'll take you in like one of his little lambs, with no quaffs and no hesitance, sending my luv dearest soul, your one of the shining ones, xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/22/2014 8:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    When he welcomes me his acceptance will be the result of his Son's sacrifice and I will be lavished with a Love beyond description. Thankyou from the bottom of my heart for this thought filled response to my poem.
  1. Date: 3/21/2014 9:53:00 PM
    Good evening Rick :D wishing you a great day as a great piece that you offered through your beautiful Poe here :) hug, Yanny

    Widjanarko Avatar Yanny Widjanarko
    Date: 3/22/2014 8:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yeap enjoying my new experience as a mom :p hehehe
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/22/2014 8:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hello Sunshine, how are you enjoying motherhood?
  1. Date: 3/21/2014 9:25:00 PM
    I like it, Rick. When we accept ourselves we can accept others - flaws and all. We often judge others with the measure we judge ourselves. I enjoyed this :) Have a great weekend!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/22/2014 8:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Jesus did command us to Love our Neighbors as ourself. I hope you have a great weekend as well.
  1. Date: 3/21/2014 8:21:00 PM
    "Loving each person one moment at a time" oh i love this. That is how it has to be. How often I forget. Sweet and humble position. What a gift. BLessings, ~Teresa

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/21/2014 8:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Teresa, what a thoughtful response.
  1. Date: 3/21/2014 1:59:00 PM
    - Love especially how you end it with your line: "Accepting as a child I learn how to play" - The entire life .... no matter how old .... we learn!! - Skillfully written - a pleasure to read. - I wish you a enjoyable weekend, Richard. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/21/2014 2:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne Lise as always your thoughts are appreciated.
  1. Date: 3/21/2014 1:58:00 PM
    I like the line "Each person is perfect in their special way"...so true Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/21/2014 8:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It is very true based on my experience over the years. You sir are a fine example. Thanks for the kind response.
  1. Date: 3/21/2014 1:43:00 PM
    :-) One of my fav quotes: Don't judge me because I sin differently than you do. Powerful write. Yes...using scripture as a reprooving stick hurts.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/21/2014 2:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I like it! Interesting way to think of it. Hugs Rick,
  1. Date: 3/21/2014 12:48:00 PM
    Love this, Richard! The third stanza really speaks to me. Great write! Love, Kim

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


    Thanks Kim.;0)
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