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Empty Castles

I eat "ice cream castles" from the air
Now there are no clouds anywhere
Within blue skies the world is clear
I stretch my hand to bring him near

Climbing upward on a "ferris wheel"
From luscious lips a kiss to steal
We know love, from "both sides now"
A pleasured moment a broken vow

Sad and smokey, tortured eyes
Within metal cocoon, we try to rise
As the wheel turns, we both shall fall
We want everything, but can't have it all

The ride is over, the game is done
I can't share our story with anyone
The castle crumbled, clouds back in the air
I dream my dreams, I can still smell his hair

Lonely is the path, some lovers choose
I sit with red wine and sing my blues
As smoke dances, on thickened air
I love a lover that isn't there

For Freddie's contest, I wrote this from a female perspective.


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  1. Date: 7/23/2014 7:48:00 AM

    Kudos to you, Richard my friend! Nothing can take us higher or make us fall harder than love! Gl in the contest my friend.. Hugs.. Arlene
  1. Date: 7/22/2014 8:08:00 PM

    very cool! good on you stretching! Light & Love [I read Dave Woods verse & I'm listening to this romance is in the air!] Light & Love
  1. Date: 7/22/2014 7:24:00 PM

    You never disappoint me with your lines full of imagery, love your visual contrasting is simply lovely, how beautiful you put the pen to paper, keep it up. I read your comment on my trapped, I wrote it for a friend at work, he told me how he feels in his life situation right now and so I put it into the trapped poem. I thank you for the honesty in your comment, cheri
  1. Date: 7/22/2014 10:54:00 AM

    You've put her heart on display through cherished moments. When she closes her eyes, she can feel his presence like braille. Good luck with this goodness!
  1. Date: 7/22/2014 9:53:00 AM

    This is definitely a top winner! I love the vibrant imagery and the clever take on this one. Bravo, Richard!
  1. Date: 7/22/2014 9:01:00 AM

    A 7rating for this captivating poem, Richard! (txs for the footnote!!) Lovely imagery and great final verse!! You have been well inspired. // paul
  1. Date: 7/22/2014 8:04:00 AM

    We want everything but We can't have it all-This is a verse one must never forget.So much wisdom in it.It seems as if there was an affair going on which ended into many affairs in real life do,leaving only dreams to dream and memories.I think Alfred is going to love this ,I love it too ;).
  1. Date: 7/22/2014 7:24:00 AM

    ''I love a lover that isn't there'' Very well done Richard..Good luck :)
  1. Date: 7/22/2014 7:08:00 AM

    The title won me over, the poem dazzled me. The ending leaves me spell bound (sad as it is). Great work, best of luck with the comp.
  1. Date: 7/22/2014 12:15:00 AM

    I put up the other one instead, as you can see , because I saw the contest was almost closing!! The clouds one might have to wait till after I post the haiku for PD. What will you post next?
  1. Date: 7/21/2014 5:02:00 PM

    VERY nice, Richard. I did one too last night . Finally listened to those lyrics and felt very inspired by them!! you sure were inspired, I can see. I had heard that song so many times in the 70's and it was great to just really reflect on the lyrics this time.
  1. Date: 7/21/2014 10:00:00 AM

    Very well done Richard.. You captured her perspective well.
  1. Date: 7/21/2014 9:04:00 AM

    Excellent poem. I enjoyed it. Thanks and Happy writing. God bless you.
  1. Date: 7/21/2014 3:01:00 AM

    Fascinating story, so many interesting lines here! its great catching up with your work again, Richard:)
  1. Date: 7/21/2014 12:31:00 AM

    Richard; I liked the imagery of an unrequited love that melted away when the ride was done.
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 10:01:00 PM

    I feel like a judge on American Idol!!! LOL This is one of the best poems I have read. Even though from the female perspective, could easily be both, but just a fantastic poem A7 all the way
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 6:59:00 PM

    Ok Richard, if there was any doubt it's gone now.. You haven't lost anything! Boom!!!
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 6:33:00 PM

    Wonderful work Richard. Good luck in the Contest.