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Do you remember me

They walk silently along my hallways. Floors littered with faded finery. Do you remember my Granduer? I had once been called the Queen of the sea. Pulled down to the ocean's floor. Swaying silently, so many sad souls They are entombed here Forever a part of me Left to wander my halls Sharing this watery hell Faces frozen in skeletal grins Evidence of our eternal sadness Fish now swim across my stage The band is silent Still I remember I absorbed them note by note They played till my last moment Yet it was not for my benefit For I had betrayed them My promises were empty Temptation, travel, time together Some mercifuly escaped What did they remember of me? Some came back in ghostly form Searching for those I had taken from them I will not release them For I do not wish to be alone.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 11/26/2014 2:03:00 AM
I found this poem to be very interesting, Richard. Not only the haunting subject matter, but the unique perspective that it was written from. You've brought life to an inanimate object and given it emotional depth... This was an excellent write about the fateful Titanic and the aftermath... Adding it to my favorites!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/26/2014 7:02:00 AM
Thanks for finding it Kelly.
Date: 10/17/2014 12:49:00 AM
Quite ghostly. You exude such empathy for those skeletal grins. I can't help but wonder the history behind it all... how did they die and what was the their life like before it all came down. Great sense of mystery in this one.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/17/2014 8:48:00 AM
Yes, there are many mysteries on the bottom of the ocean.
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Date: 10/17/2014 8:47:00 AM
Date: 10/13/2014 8:50:00 PM
Excellent write Rick, you captured these ghostly souls wonderfully...and they said she was unsinkable, never underestimate to power of an ice burg. I been well thanks, just busy, how are you?
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/17/2014 8:47:00 AM
Hi Cecillia, sorry I somehow missed your visit. Thanks for dropping by and to answer your question, I have been so busy of late but well.
Date: 10/3/2014 8:59:00 PM
So hauntingly beautiful Richard, Wow what a wonder piece. I have always loved the sea and a good ghost story, together though, brilliant...Sharon G. The Titantic, am I right?
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/17/2014 8:49:00 AM
You are indeed correct Sharon. Sorry for the late response.
Date: 9/29/2014 10:38:00 PM
Oh, And: "The Fable of the Fox and Goose, by me.
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Date: 9/29/2014 10:36:00 PM
If you liked this poem; as I did, read: "Venus and the Soldier Ant", by Jenifer.
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Date: 9/27/2014 12:03:00 AM
You have outdone even yourself, this is an A7, great write, I am however curious as to what event your are describing, I will go out on a limb and take a guess! Empress of Ireland !
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/27/2014 7:53:00 AM
Nope it is the Titanic. The frozen grin and the band playing are the clues. Tell me about the empress of Ireland.
Date: 9/26/2014 10:08:00 PM
Very good. Is he the Titanic, or just any ship?
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/27/2014 7:54:00 AM
She is the Titanic.
Date: 9/26/2014 7:16:00 PM
Alone is an insidious concept, a false concept people are never alone unless they chose to be BIG HUGS! Light & love
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/27/2014 3:20:00 PM
Hi Debbie, this was the one I was referring to.
Date: 9/26/2014 2:21:00 PM
The watery grave is a sad one..Enjoyed reading your work..If for a contest, it should do well..Thanks for the visit by my page..Sara
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Date: 9/26/2014 1:37:00 PM
Ooh This is a story frozen in time, and will never be washed away, the music still plays from the haunts under the waters. Enjoyed your write Richard, alwaysxx
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Date: 9/26/2014 1:33:00 PM
almost like a song richard vey beautifully penned piece
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Date: 9/26/2014 1:20:00 PM
The Titanic. I like this poem (7)
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Date: 9/26/2014 8:52:00 AM
I love it when you write like this! The feelings you evoke are universal, yet still singular and personal. Being lost at sea will bring different memories for different people. I actually thought of an old movie, The Poseidon Adventure, about a cruise ship that capsizes in a storm. It was kind of cheesy, but the theme song was amazing, about finding your way through the darkness, to the morning after, beyond the storm. I chose that song for my wedding song.
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Monterey Sirak
Date: 9/26/2014 3:02:00 PM
The song is The Morning After by Maureen McGovern.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/26/2014 9:11:00 AM
I remember that movie well, I'll have to look up the song.
Date: 9/26/2014 8:32:00 AM
Excellent Richard You had me thinking of many ships of similar fate. And my all time favorite song "The Reck Of the Edmund Fitzgerald" by Gordon Lightfoot, a Canadian, I believe
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/26/2014 8:33:00 AM
Yes, he is a national treasure. Thanks Jerry!
Date: 9/25/2014 8:15:00 PM
What an exciting piece Richard. I too thought of the Titanic when reading this. Superb last lines too!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/26/2014 7:46:00 AM
Good morning and thanks Connie.
Date: 9/25/2014 7:43:00 PM
Hi Richard: A beautiful tribute to all the great ships lost at sea. Your imagery of the ghosts wandering the halls is awesome.I will capsule that poem in my memory when I visit my daughter in Toronto in October.
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arthur vaso
Date: 9/26/2014 11:58:00 PM
Please forgive Richards Blasphemy!!!!! The rest of us Canadians know thats not true!!!!! ( only kidding! )
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/26/2014 7:48:00 AM
Toronto is a great city, I hope you enjoy your stay Ralph.
Date: 9/25/2014 4:12:00 PM
incredible imagery from the Titanic Richard - 2 years ago we went to the Titanic Museum in Dublin - a fascinating yet haunting place to visit. A 7 from me:-) hugs jan xxx
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/25/2014 6:38:00 PM
Hi Jan, I am honored. Thanks and a big hug back to you.
Date: 9/25/2014 3:40:00 PM
Ow the dark power of the sea.This reminds me of the titanic,but also of the costa concordia and other tragic happenings.It does reach my soul in a deep way Richard.Am favoring this gem.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/25/2014 6:39:00 PM
I am pleased you connected with this piece.
Date: 9/25/2014 2:42:00 PM
What an amazing masterpiece Richard. I don't know why this ship seems to mystify us so much, but we never stop loving to hear anything that speaks of her.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/25/2014 6:44:00 PM
The ship was so far ahead of anything that had been built and the builder said that not even God could sink it. That proved to be inaccurate. Still the ship lives on in our imaginations.
Date: 9/25/2014 1:11:00 PM
...and another top 7 rating from me Richard! First time I heard the Titanic's thoughts echoing from the depths of the ocean floor. At least some of those on board survived, but the ship itself never stood a chance. Perhaps it should be left to rest in peace. // paul
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/25/2014 6:46:00 PM
Perhaps but it is human nature to seek for answers. Thanks for this great comment Paul.
Date: 9/25/2014 11:14:00 AM
As if sunk titanic , pic cud be seen alive as I too sit deep down there to watch! Amazing write Richard for top 7 beyond any doubts my friend!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/25/2014 11:29:00 AM
Wow, thanks Upma!
Date: 9/25/2014 11:09:00 AM
really like this pen richard i tip my hat pal
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/25/2014 11:30:00 AM
I bow in thanks Liam.
Date: 9/25/2014 10:33:00 AM
WOW! This is so deep, Richard....So very deep...(at the bottom of the sea deep!) ;) Yes...the story of the Titanic moves me. I've written on it too...in a different light. Please add an S to promise. Thanks for visiting me. Hugs
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 9/25/2014 10:39:00 AM
You do the same for me, my friend.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/25/2014 10:37:00 AM
You must have read it while I was correcting it. Thanks for looking out for me.