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Cup of Empty Premiere Contest Winner

She pours him a cup of empty From a teapot of childhood dreams He loves the sound of her giggles Hers is the light of a thousand moonbeams Moonbeams and butterflies, petals from roses Counting out loud, crossing fingers and toeses Unicorns and Teddy all enjoying a sip Cups full of empty never spill and can't drip He lifts a cup of empty and gives his baby a wink "Mmmm, dear darling, this is so delicious, it’s the very best I've ever had to drink" In the evening he turns to his bottle With his friends he goes to the bar She faithfully waits for him for hours Thinking "Dear daddy I wonder where you are?" Moonbeams and butterflies, petals from roses Counting out loud, crossing fingers and toeses Unicorns and Teddy all enjoying a sip Cups full of empty never spill and can't drip She sets their table and faithfully waits, hoping that daddy will be coming home soon But her tired eyes give way to sleepy as her Teddy watches under the moon He comes home way after midnight Sees his angel asleep on the floor Smiles and sips a sip of empty and thinks "I shouldn't drink anymore" Years have a way of taking She doesn't wait for daddy at home She's found a new kind of pleasure Her hunger grew from being alone She fills her veins with her empty Dreams she can't explain Trades her body and those giggles In hopes of escaping her pain Moonbeams and butterflies, petals from roses Counting out loud crossing fingers and toeses Unicorns and Teddy all enjoying a sip Cups full of empty never spill and can't drip Daddy sat home, and he waited His baby girl she never came home He still drowns himself in his bottle But now he drinks all alone Her teacup sits on the counter Emptied of her childhood dreams He misses the sound of her giggles and the light of a thousand moon beams He lifts the cup full of empty To his lips and takes another drink Empties out the rest of the bottle As his pain is poured down the sink Moonbeams and butterflies, petals and roses Counting out loud crossing fingers and toeses Unicorns and Teddy all enjoying a sip Cups full of empty never spill and can't drip He traded what was real for his empty As she relinquished her childhood dreams Now his baby girl has flown to heaven On the light of a thousand moon beams He wishes he could be with his baby Lift her cup and give her a wink Say "Mmmm this is so delicious, it's the best I've ever had to drink!

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Date: 4/3/2020 1:17:00 PM
Wow !! Now that’s poetry, If it’s from experience then it’s truly heart breaking my friend , Just wow !!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/4/2020 8:38:00 AM
Thanks Simon.
Date: 3/20/2020 8:54:00 PM
yes, I found where I commented back in 2016
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Date: 3/20/2020 8:53:00 PM
this is so poignant, Richard. I can't find a poem of yours I have not read, though I am sure you must have some. I decided to review your third most popular one at Soup. I may have read it before. I see it has so many comments and it well deserved them all.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/20/2020 10:26:00 PM
This is a personal favourite. Thanks for revisiting it. ;0)
Date: 2/26/2020 5:40:00 PM
Yes, sad but beautiful and heartfelt. Lovely piece, Richard.
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Date: 2/26/2020 12:26:00 PM
Hello Richard Lamoureux, this poem is so sad. haave a nice day my friend.
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Date: 9/27/2019 6:03:00 AM
No pun intended Richard, but this is quite the sobering piece of poetry. My eyes were captured by the title. Thinking this was a Zen kind of poem, and in a way it truly is Richard. Very beautiful and heartfelt. Thanks so much.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/27/2019 8:27:00 AM
What a great response Jeff. Thanks Buddy.
Date: 9/24/2019 9:39:00 AM
This is so beautiful! It is gut wrenching and heartbreakingly raw. As a parent, things, such as this, hit me hard. I feel like I have so many passions and interests. So many things are occupying my mind as I pretend to be blown away by the tricks my son shows me on the trampoline. I feel like I am never fully present and I worry that they sense a lightened mood once I make a drink. Seriously, the “teacup full of empty “, this was absolutely fabulous! Extraordinary poem! A new fav!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/27/2019 8:29:00 AM
Thanks Anna, your response is a gift to me. Hugs Rick.
Date: 4/20/2019 5:08:00 PM
As a recovering addict that comes from a long line of alcoholics....this is just beautiful. I'm crying, remembering both sides of that coin....seems like we unknowingly pass the curse on rather than break the cycle ourselves. Thank you for sharing your words
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/20/2019 5:58:00 PM
Thanks Eckho. I appreciate such a heartfelt response.
Date: 5/11/2018 2:31:00 PM
Oh wow, Richard! This is so amazing...amazingly good and poignant. It almost brought tears to my eyes. A real "tear jerker" and a beauty. I can see why you won with this one. Faved.
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Date: 12/13/2017 6:09:00 AM
i curse the fact, i don't get about too much these days on soup. Especially when i miss gems like his Richard. you make your point in a very poetic way,,which does you so much credit in this art..This is truly amazing, and extremely poignant..I wish you and your family all the best for the festive season.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/13/2017 7:18:00 AM
Thanks Harry your response pleases me. I appreciate you looking this one up.
Date: 10/28/2017 11:48:00 AM
An absolutely heartbreaking poem, Richard. Beautifully layered, so emotionally gripping. Ty for making this a poem suggestion in Becca's blog. A masterpiece and an instant fave. Pulsar poetry, a luminous write. Love and peace always.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/13/2017 7:19:00 AM
Hi Freddie, somehow I missed this comment till now. Thanks for th visit.
Date: 3/23/2017 8:19:00 AM
Another good poem with a strong message, I have become completely your fan. I also noticed that the poem has a subtle hip-hop beat.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/23/2017 8:39:00 AM
I am honoured you like my writing. Thanks for such an uplifting visit. Do check out my website www.wisedummypoet.com
Date: 10/21/2016 9:11:00 AM
One of your finest, Richard and one of the finest I have, I am adding it to my favorites. Congratulations on a well-done piece and your placement.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/21/2016 9:54:00 AM
Thanks Reason, you have added some sunshine to my morning.
Date: 10/20/2016 7:10:00 PM
The year is of no importance, this is a great write and a most deserving winner. Congratulations Richard, I'm so glad you shared it with all of us. Truely wonderful...
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/20/2016 8:20:00 PM
Thanks Charlie, much appreciated.
Date: 10/20/2016 1:32:00 PM
Hello all, thanks for kind words. I have asked Frank to disqualify me from the contest. I should have double checked my write date. I wrote this one in November of last year. It seems time slipped by quicker then I suspected. Congrats to all the winners.
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Date: 10/20/2016 12:51:00 PM
This was I think the best from this year, good choice on your part for choosing from the many great ones you've done this year. Congrats to you, and to the judge for having great taste!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/20/2016 1:33:00 PM
Hi John, thanks for letting me know about my start date. See my note above.
Date: 10/20/2016 12:41:00 PM
This is awesome. Sad meaningful and hopeful for different choices. Very well written. Having a Coke Zero to cheer...
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/20/2016 1:34:00 PM
I'm pleased you enjoyed it. Please see note above.
Date: 10/20/2016 9:27:00 AM
Richard, I do remember this outstanding poem, and I am so pleased to see it at the top of the podium with your Trophy win in this Premiere Contest. Congratulations! Sandra
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Date: 10/20/2016 9:24:00 AM
Raised in a family full of addictions, your poem carved tearwells in my heart where my soul's weeping can be collected. You are truly an artist and deserve first place. Congrats! ~Cindi~
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Date: 10/20/2016 9:23:00 AM
As said by the others, this is one of those tragic stories told over and over again, in many homes, by many people who have lost their way. You told it well, while pulling at the heart, Richard. Congratulations on your win !
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Date: 10/20/2016 8:50:00 AM
Oh, this is a painful and sad write, Richard:) one of your best:) a 7:) and a big congratulations on your win:)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/20/2016 9:01:00 AM
Thanks Jo.
Date: 10/20/2016 8:30:00 AM
Congratulations Richard. A very sad and meaningful poem. It happens way too often. A well deserved first place write:)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/20/2016 9:00:00 AM
Thanks Daniel.
Date: 10/20/2016 7:32:00 AM
Oh, my goodness, how beautiful--made me cry, Richard. This moving piece certainly deserved top win! Janice
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/20/2016 7:53:00 AM
You are kind, thanks Janice.
Date: 10/20/2016 6:55:00 AM
Congratulations on your win, Richard. So beautiful and sad. Agnes
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/20/2016 7:52:00 AM
Thanks Agnes.;0)
Date: 10/20/2016 6:23:00 AM
It is packed with emotion. I was hanging on to every word. Wonderful piece. Congratulations on your win!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/20/2016 7:53:00 AM
Thanks Brenda, I am proud of this one. Hugs Rick.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/20/2016 7:52:00 AM
Thanks Brenda, I am proud of this one. Hugs Rick.
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