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Falling upward

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Falling upward

I watch the rain flow backwards
Back up into the sky
I was soaking wet and now I'm dry
All the moisture is gone, sucked up from the ground
Reversing rain, it makes no sound

The flowers cry
Tears joining the rain
As the moisture is lost do the flowers feel pain?
Their colors exhaled
Only dust remains

The trees look angry
Gnarled  branches are bare
Colorful foliage no longer there
Leaves like breath have blown away
The birds have left 
No reason to stay

The world we know reaches it's end
Back to the sky life blood ascends
With each droplet we make amends
Back to dust we do descend

Our crimes are many
The earth cries out for blood
We become part of a different flood
Rejoined to the earth 
Us men of mud

Questions answered as we rise from the dead
Earth restored by rivers of red
Fountain of life no more rain
Joy makes way ending this pain
New beginnings God mercifully reigns

Back to the garden
Surrounding a city of light
Now we're clothed in garments of white
sins forgotten
Like dust blown away
Night and darkness replaced by day
Gifted new bodies we're no longer clay
Promises kept
God has the final say








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  1. Date: 5/29/2014 12:50:00 PM
    Rick: What a spectrum from the great title to the epic sweep and conclusion. Truly an inspired piece. Thanks for never disappointing me. Hugs, SuZ

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/29/2014 3:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are kind SuZ, thanks for the thoughtful visit.
  1. Date: 5/27/2014 8:21:00 PM
    My friend this is a fantastic write. Has all the great elements and reads like a dream too!! BRAVO!!!!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/28/2014 8:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning and Thanks Robert.
  1. Date: 5/25/2014 7:01:00 PM
    That was really creative and unique....what an imagination you have Richard! I enjoyed it very much:) Ana

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/26/2014 8:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ana.
  1. Date: 5/16/2014 6:02:00 AM
    ooooooooo and i bow down. This is really well written Richard. God has the final say indeed.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/16/2014 7:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I we bow down together to the Father we are assured victory.
  1. Date: 5/14/2014 6:09:00 AM
    Fantastic write! Oh if only people could keep promises like God does.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/14/2014 10:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Monterey, I sent you my book yesterday, you should have it in four days.
  1. Date: 5/13/2014 10:22:00 AM
    This is a really good write, Richard, where imagery appeals to the senses. Great finale. // paul

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/14/2014 10:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Paul.
  1. Date: 5/13/2014 8:56:00 AM
    From the title down, what a wonderful write.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/13/2014 9:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Scott.
  1. Date: 5/12/2014 8:23:00 PM
    Tremendous write, mon ami! I'm faving this one.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/12/2014 8:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Roy, much appreciated.
  1. Date: 5/11/2014 5:01:00 PM
    loved this one! Brilliant title, idea and images cheers, Alex

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/12/2014 1:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Alex, your visit is appreciated.
  1. Date: 5/11/2014 1:52:00 PM
    An incisive and well crafted write Richard..

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/12/2014 1:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Ken.
  1. Date: 5/11/2014 1:26:00 PM
    beautiful message that honors mother nature and her environ...gorgeously executed!.. huggs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/12/2014 1:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks and a big hug to you.
  1. Date: 5/11/2014 8:32:00 AM
    "Us men of mud..." Love the flow of the rhyme. You rock Dave. Verlena

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/11/2014 8:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Verlena.
    Walker  Avatar Verlena S. Walker
    Date: 5/11/2014 8:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry about the name mixed up Rick you rock. Dave's does as well. However, I love your style today. LOL. Verlena
  1. Date: 5/11/2014 7:54:00 AM
    Creativity at its best, wow!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/11/2014 8:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning Bindu.
  1. Date: 5/10/2014 11:52:00 PM
    Oh, and also, my favorite part was the image of the flowers crying and their tears joining with the rain. It reminded me of the verse in Revelations.- "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." ...Once again, awesome work. Always, Laura

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/11/2014 8:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning and thanks for such thoughtful comments.
  1. Date: 5/10/2014 11:46:00 PM
    I love the reverse rain image..wow...beautiful, strange, but appealing verse... also...thanks a mill for the sweet comments. That made my day! I definitely feel sorrow and pain in this piece. But the account of "new beginnings" gave me the hope I craved for. Gorgeous one. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 5/10/2014 10:46:00 PM
    You just keep getting better and better! Great great poem! A7

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/11/2014 8:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Coming from a talented poet such as yourself I am most honored Arthur.
  1. Date: 5/10/2014 9:59:00 PM
    Beautiful Rick. beautiful. This remains me of one of my poems I wrote in my book Thirty-One Days published by Authorhouse entitled The Blood of Humanity. Awesome write... Verlena

    Walker  Avatar Verlena S. Walker
    Date: 5/11/2014 8:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Great and Thanks. I am looking forward to your comments. Verlena
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/11/2014 8:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    On my way.
    Walker  Avatar Verlena S. Walker
    Date: 5/10/2014 10:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Rick, pay me a visit and read: 1. THE BLOOD OF HUMANITY Verse 2. HERMAPHRODITIC Verse 3. IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE AGAIN Acrostic 4. LOVERS' LAIR Acrostic 5. INTO THE SUNSET Verse 6. STILTS Dramatic Verse 7. POETRYSOUPERS - DO WE QUESTION OURSELVES Questionku (DEDICATED TO RICHARD LAMOUREUX) Hugs.. Verlena :0))s.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/10/2014 10:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Verlena, I am glad you like it.
  1. Date: 5/10/2014 7:52:00 PM
    Wow Rick this is a unique concept and terrific write. Hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/10/2014 8:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cecilia, I seem to be going through a rain period *lol*.
  1. Date: 5/10/2014 5:18:00 PM
    nice one Rick gives you pause to think Hugs

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


    Thanks Shadow.
  1. Date: 5/10/2014 4:59:00 PM
    i like it. That is the way it's supposed to be. Enjoyed it, Rick :) You did a great job!.

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


    Thanks Toquyen. I hope you are enjoying your Saturday.
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