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Broken People

I wish to be with the broken people the get in your face challenge me people The sometimes hidden sitting in a dark corner kinda people The don't you love me I wish you seen me sorta people People just being real people not having to have it all together people Them doing their best to figure it out people dancing and singing without the smooth moves people I don't care about the color of their skin or what others think of as their sin They don't need to be perfect to win seeing and listening is where I'll begin Beyond appearance of fat or thin I only know what I know I've never been where they've been. We'll start with our broken smiles It's the best we've got It might seem like so little still I think it's a lot Through life's struggles we've all fought lessons needed learning experienced not taught real is real it couldn't be bought So forget the fake people the all about perfect hair and clothes people The I live in the right neighborhood and drive the right car people It's all about me, top of the hill people They only hang out with the supremely cool people those too important to talk to me people thinking they're the best of the best kinda people when all along they are merely Sheeple ba ba baaing, thinking they are strong instead of feeble I love characters people who are unique I look under exteriors to gain a peek strength of lions disguised in meek unconcearned with fab or being chic Worth listening to if allowed to speak the stories they tell will make your eyes leak For in the end we are all broken stumbling and choking Disguising hurt with our joking victims of others and their poking So look close maybe you'll see eyes that aren't blank hearts that aren't empty Who we think of as complicated in the end might not be They might push when others come close yet they are affectionate times three Each just a bit afraid and broken all the while wishing and wanting to be A part of something If only we choose to see those on the fringes are a part of the we All we have to do is let them be! Entered into Michelle Anne Cooke’s “Your Best Poem poetry contest.“

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Date: 9/8/2020 10:00:00 PM
Richard, many times in life I have identified with the fringe people. They are usually the most honest, genuine, real people. Thank you for putting that into these amazing words. Happy birthday ~ John
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/9/2020 10:22:00 AM
Thanks so much John.
Date: 6/9/2020 12:41:00 PM
Richard, it's great to read this poem of yours again - as timely as ever right now. Cheers, Doug.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/9/2020 1:26:00 PM
Thanks for coming back to this one.
Date: 4/16/2020 6:09:00 AM
nice verses keep inspire me^%
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/16/2020 9:28:00 AM
Thanks Iradukunda.
Date: 1/1/2020 5:46:00 PM
Enjoyed reading your view on humanity and I tooprefer broken people as can relate better
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/1/2020 6:15:00 PM
Thanks Eric, then we should get along just fine.:0)
Date: 12/29/2019 8:50:00 AM
This piece speaks volumes about the human race. Well done!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/1/2020 6:15:00 PM
Thanks Franci.
Date: 12/26/2019 11:56:00 AM
Hello Richard, I like this poem. The last verse is the verse i like the best. There a lot of broken people around. Have a nice day my friend.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/29/2019 11:22:00 AM
Hugs Rick.
Date: 10/18/2019 12:36:00 AM
I love it! It has everything that crosses my mind, that has never crossed mind and that provokes my mind. Thanks for this..
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/18/2019 12:44:00 AM
What a great comment. Thanks for stopping by.
Date: 10/12/2019 10:38:00 AM
Richard - well written and expressed, I especially like these lines: "So look close maybe you'll see eyes that aren't blank hearts that aren't empty" we all need to look deeper and not pre-judge. Enjoyed the read - DHolmes
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/12/2019 10:47:00 AM
Thanks David, I appreciate your visit.
Date: 10/7/2019 8:39:00 AM
There were so many wonderful lines in this poem, I couldn't decide which one to take. I found more than one I could have used. Nice write.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/7/2019 10:39:00 AM
Thanks, what a sweet comment. Hugs Rick.
Date: 10/4/2019 5:55:00 PM
all broken... so true. Loved this poem. Ann
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/4/2019 10:57:00 PM
Thanks Ann. ;0)
Date: 9/22/2019 3:50:00 PM
this was quite thought provoking. Oh boy, I see Line said the exact same thing!! I found five or six lines I wanted to use from this poignant poetry of yours. Let me take my questions to Soupmail because I won't see if you answer me under my comment. (I don't get notifications on replies)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/22/2019 4:25:00 PM
Me neither, I use to like when the soup sent them. I think it resulted in more conversations.
Date: 9/22/2019 3:44:00 PM
boy I had to track this down, Richard! Unless you put a link to it that I did not catch. Let me read this poem. It looks like it has garnered a LOT of attention and I am sure it must be one of your very favorite poems.
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Date: 9/21/2019 8:10:00 AM
Lots of great lines with thought-provoking imagery, Richard.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/21/2019 10:14:00 AM
Thanks my friend.
Date: 9/20/2019 1:29:00 PM
Well expressed, how true that in the end, we are all broken.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/20/2019 4:22:00 PM
Thanks DM, I hope you enter my contest.
Date: 9/20/2019 2:04:00 AM
Thanks for your words of wisdom well-expressed in this piece. Likewise, thanks for your "offered line" that I'll use to anchor my poem. God bless you.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/20/2019 7:44:00 AM
What a nice visit. I’m pleased you are entering my contest. Blessings to you as well.
Date: 9/17/2019 9:50:00 PM
This is a wonderful writing and I enjoyed reading it. Very thoughtful and thought provoking indeed. God bless you
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/18/2019 12:04:00 PM
Blessings to you as well Regina.
Date: 9/17/2019 1:41:00 PM
This was an enjoyable read. Inspiring.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/18/2019 12:04:00 PM
Thanks Juliet. I hope you enter my contest.
Date: 9/14/2019 8:37:00 AM
Well written and moving Richard! I like this a lot!....pat
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/14/2019 9:31:00 AM
Thanks again Pat.
Date: 9/6/2019 6:39:00 PM
Well, now you have made me cry. This is beautifully stated............. :')
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Date: 9/11/2019 10:19:00 AM
I should have added that I saved this as a fave ~
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Date: 9/6/2019 11:20:00 PM
Yes, you may ~ check SOUP mail.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/6/2019 9:44:00 PM
Thanks, may I ask your name?
Date: 8/9/2019 5:55:00 PM
A wise friend of mine often says (to any open soul), "You are profoundly broken, but you are not unusually broken." Thank you for addressing this so well.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/9/2019 6:34:00 PM
Thanks for reading and commenting.
Date: 7/19/2019 6:13:00 PM
Excellent poem my friend. The greatest compliment I can pay another person is 'Well. You certainly are a character.' I love people who are different than me. Have a great day.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/9/2019 6:35:00 PM
Thanks David, sorry for late response. In that case you must like all people. That’s a good thing.
Date: 7/15/2019 10:28:00 AM
I love broken people. They have lived. The others are just going through life. Wonderful write. Ann
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/15/2019 10:40:00 AM
Thanks again Ann.
Date: 7/15/2019 12:21:00 AM
Excellent write. We are all somewhat broken at times. Ann
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/15/2019 9:13:00 AM
That is true Ann. Thanks for stopping by.
Date: 7/14/2019 10:52:00 AM
Richard, How strange and wonderful to read this poem while John Lennon is singing 'Imagine'. This poem continues to strike a chord in hearts and minds the world over, including mine. I wish I could've been there to see the early creation like Bev Smith.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/15/2019 9:14:00 AM
Great comment, thanks!
Date: 7/7/2019 5:19:00 AM
Love it! Sums up modern life perfectly.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/7/2019 2:15:00 PM
Thanks Stephen.
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