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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!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 6/27/2022 10:03:00 PM
I know it's a long time ago but I've just found your Broken People. I love it and now will have to search for your others!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/27/2022 11:11:00 PM
What a nice thing to say. I appreciate you reading my poem.
Date: 6/3/2022 6:17:00 AM
from one uv those who has dabbled at the top, unto the difficult extrication from the mire; i send accolades for not only your making this list, yet too; for the light you have shed in your write here...have a great weekend dear poet...much love, james
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/3/2022 7:09:00 AM
Thanks so much for reading.
Date: 5/20/2022 8:49:00 AM
This apparently appears to be a free verse, but a poem with maximum possible fine rhyme and rhythm. I personally feel people are people and we can never change their basic character. Poor people may be peevish and rich people may be sociable. What is embedded in the gene, even God can't alter. A very nice poem indeed!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/3/2022 7:10:00 AM
I enjoyed this comment. Thanks for reading.
Date: 4/7/2022 1:06:00 PM
This journey is closer for all of us than we think... spot on...
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/3/2022 7:11:00 AM
Thanks for reading.
Date: 3/11/2022 4:39:00 PM
Very good indeed. And quite appealing to people (like me!) Thank you.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/20/2022 6:30:00 AM
Thanks Leo.
Date: 2/6/2022 4:46:00 PM
You delivered a deep and personal poem that drew me in as I read it. Hey, I just noticed your write has 8 pages of comments. That sorta lessens my input - or does it? I doubt that any writer feels that they can receive too much positive input. Good to read you again ... CayCay
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/20/2022 6:30:00 AM
Always nice to have a visit from you Cay Cay. Sorry I haven’t been here much. Busy with my site on Facebook. The Inspired Poetry Project. You would fit in nicely. Please check it out.
Date: 1/14/2022 2:49:00 PM
How I love this - love for all - living in the now - thanks for sharing it!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/20/2022 6:28:00 AM
My pleasure Betty.
Date: 1/13/2022 1:25:00 PM
I love the sentiment here and the 'perfect imperfectness' described. I feel like you were in my head!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/20/2022 6:28:00 AM
Thanks for reading.
Date: 11/10/2021 6:22:00 AM
"It might seem like so little".....Still i think it's a lot I love this part..... i'm inspired and encouraged at the same time. nice..
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/7/2022 11:22:00 AM
Thanks for reading and commenting.
Date: 10/17/2021 2:14:00 AM
This is incredibly insightful. I fav it and enjoy it being on the best poems list. Congrats
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/17/2021 6:18:00 AM
You honour me. I’m so pleased it resonates for you. Blessings Rick.
Date: 10/14/2021 8:17:00 PM
So many people seem to have such perfect happy lives and that's wonderful. But the saying, Don't judge a book by its cover, goes far. You may never know the sadness behind the smile. Your poem was deep, raw, and moving. It made me pause and think. It's one I will read again over time. Be as kind as you can to everyone. I am glad to have found this write.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/14/2021 10:58:00 PM
Your comment made my evening. Thanks so much for adding your thoughts. Blessings Richard. ;0)
Date: 8/1/2021 12:13:00 PM
I love this poem. I love the way it is written, with the first and fourth stanzas unrhymed and the excellent rhymes in the others, The repetition of the term "broken people" gives the poem a punch and is very effective. You are a very fine poet, and I am impressed.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/5/2021 4:34:00 AM
Hi Barbara, your comment has made my day. Thanks so much for your visit.
Date: 7/21/2021 8:56:00 PM
This is a very special poem, Richard, worthy of as much dissemination as is possible. It really should be POTD or POTW. You are a very gifted poet, my friend. Definitely a FAVE for me.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/21/2021 10:55:00 PM
Thanks so much Milton. This is a personal favourite of mine. Thanks for reading and for such a great comment.
Date: 7/8/2021 8:40:00 PM
An absolute superb piece of work. Blessings.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/21/2021 10:55:00 PM
Thanks so much Curtis.
Date: 6/10/2021 4:19:00 PM
My kinda people, Richard, and great write.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/28/2021 10:56:00 AM
Thanks James.
Date: 6/9/2021 8:58:00 AM
This is a fantastic poem, Richard! Dominique
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/9/2021 9:50:00 AM
Thanks so much Dominique.
Date: 5/10/2021 8:00:00 AM
Richard, OMG what a great poem and how accurately it describes most of us:"broken smiles, stumbling and choking, looking under exteriors to gain a peek".wonderful word choices thank u
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/8/2021 9:59:00 AM
Thanks for reading this one. Blessings Rick.
Date: 3/29/2021 5:27:00 PM
I think you just invented a word, All the sheeple sitting in their steeple. Thanks for this insight, we often forget what is real.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/29/2021 9:57:00 PM
Great comment, you brought a smile. ;0)
Date: 3/8/2021 8:31:00 PM
Richard, Very nice write from the right place. If you never throw it out there, or wear it on your sleeve once in a while, what's the use in having one. And you've got such a gifted heart. -Richard
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/29/2021 9:58:00 PM
What a nice thing to say. Thanks for the visit.
Date: 10/21/2020 10:16:00 AM
Very touching and real, I enjoyed this piece. These are the kinds of people we all need to be, accepting and caring.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/21/2020 11:46:00 AM
Thanks Rhonda.;0)
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.
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