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Dead People Don't Cry

When life is this tough, you may long to die. The Grim Reaper beckons, like he's your friend. Try to remember, dead people don't cry. A bad beginning, may look like the end. Your soul is anguished, every night and day. The Grim Reaper beckons, like he is your friend. Try not to listen, he'll lead you astray. It's hard not to follow, his dark allure. Your soul is anguished, every night and day. Death's not the answer, it offers no cure. Filled with sadness, you're not able to think. It's hard not to follow, his dark allure. Fill your cup with love, it can be your drink. Refreshing of mind, dancing with the light. Pouring out sadness, now able to think. You have the power, you're able to fight. Refreshing of mind, dancing with the light. You thought life was tough, you wanted to die. Still you remembered, dead people don't cry.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 11/3/2016 2:55:00 PM
Great poem, Richard. Beautifully interweaving hope amidst despair. Just a fantastic piece of poetry. Hate to sound like a hard case, but is this form terza rima? I'm a novice, but they gave me another definition of lanterne. Nevertheless, a marvelous poem, my friend. Love always. RW
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Date: 8/29/2014 7:03:00 AM
Interesting. Sometime it does just take some crying to feel better. if your gone, it is so final, no crying can save you. Nice dance with the reaper.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/29/2014 7:52:00 AM
Thanks Casarah.
Date: 11/30/2012 2:22:00 PM
Wow I love this, brought tears to my eyes. This is amazing Richard, I'm adding it to my favs
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Anne Currin
Date: 12/1/2012 3:10:00 PM
Good I've just been slammed with homework!! I wish I had more time for p soup :( how are you doing?
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/30/2012 2:59:00 PM
Why thankyou sweet Anne. As usual you make my day. How is studying going?
Date: 11/28/2012 1:53:00 PM
Gripping and moving write Rick....working with the elderly, I walk the halls along side the Grim Reaper. I make sure I kiss my residents each day for the next day they may be gone. Hugs
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Cecilia Macfarlane
Date: 11/28/2012 4:26:00 PM
I'm a personal support worker, we do the daily care that nurses used to do, dress, bathe, feed, etc.... nurses now give out meds and tend wounds.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/28/2012 2:12:00 PM
That is sweet, are you a nurse?? Actually my wife is a nurse, she runs an eading disorder program her in the Okanagan. She loves her proffesion.
Date: 11/27/2012 7:43:00 PM
I love the Love...And the message.Very nice. :o)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/28/2012 11:24:00 AM
I like the cute little happy face with the round nose!!!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/27/2012 7:58:00 PM
Thanks Dan
Date: 11/27/2012 8:08:00 AM
Enjoyed reading this one..I like the form that you used somewhat like a Villanelle or Mirrored refrain..Depression can be a horrible companion..Sara
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/27/2012 8:39:00 AM
Thanks Sara, hope this day finds you happy and healthy.
Date: 11/26/2012 7:43:00 PM
This is great all the way thru ;}
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/26/2012 9:22:00 PM
Thanks Debbie, I appreciate your visit and kind comment.
Date: 11/26/2012 5:34:00 PM
What a great poem you have written here. there is so much truth in it. Thanks for sharing it with us. Lucilla
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/26/2012 5:37:00 PM
Thanks Lucilla, I appreciate you taking time to read and comment.
Date: 11/26/2012 3:36:00 PM
I am not a very religious man but applaud you for your beliefs and your willingness to express them! Keep smiling and stay happy!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/26/2012 5:40:00 PM
Intrestingly I am also not a religious man, to many horrors have been commited in the name of religions. My salvation is not earned, it is a gift I have accepted and now I enjoy a relationship with my savior. For me this is a very intimate relationship and one that has never let me down.
Date: 11/26/2012 6:21:00 AM
This sounds like a note to those considering suicide which is always such a horrific event for family and friends. A timely warning Richard, reminds me how fragile we are.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/26/2012 8:45:00 AM
Thanks for commenting Elizabeth.
Date: 11/25/2012 8:22:00 PM
Richard, if it is not the answer why does it happen??/ oops out-loud thought.. However I do like the thought of my loved ones who passed, tear free... I do not like the image and thought of them feeling sad,,, when longing one another... I also imagine they don't long... They know we will meet again... good poem,, provoked more then one thought...LOL... always~ LINDA
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/25/2012 9:23:00 PM
As a Christian I believe the devil is intent on destroying us before we are able to see and experience the light. We in are darkest moments are made to believe that Death is the end of all our suffering. Better that we cry and live life than to be dead and shed no tears. I believe without God there is nothing just eternal darkness. Sorry, this may be more information than you bargained for. I guess my poem got us both to thinking.
Date: 11/25/2012 8:08:00 PM
I like this one, deep, mysterious, and reminds me of my dark time :), But really a relief ending, complicated form but filled with beautiful verses, this really you :) -Hug, Yanny
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/25/2012 9:16:00 PM
Fortunate for me my dark times are well behind me. You make me smile with your visits, enjoy your day.
Date: 11/25/2012 7:43:00 PM
wow...powerful images....the message is strong, the words perfectly placed to convey this one...great poem my friend!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/25/2012 9:15:00 PM
Thanks Sandra, how was the weekend?