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Easter

They were forgiven for what they did not know they did Yet unlike those men I am aware He bled My inner being convicted by the things He said Knowing the truth that Jesus rose from the dead Still down wrong pathways I continue to be led Instead of reading the Good Book my mind with preoccupation is fed Instead of praying all day and before bed With insignificant thoughts my mind is wed Past present and future can’t be escaped, trapped in my own head You serve me Holy wine and with believers let me break bread Life is just my piece of the pie I get just one slice sure at times it’s nice Other times it’s a fake paradise I ask others for their advice how do they resist the allure of things that entice Fast cars women or dice are they men without vice Do they think clearly once when I’m confused each time more than twice For many mistakes I’ve paid a price Will Jesus thaw through my conflict releasing this heart That feels encased in ice? I look at my son blessed by my wife his mother Giving thanks for both to my Heavenly Father Still why oh why do I fight with my brother Relationships are so complicated sometime I wonder “should I even bother” Deep seeded feelings of anger dishonour I pray “Jesus please take my weakness You alone can make me stronger Shape me like clay for You are the Potter Lead me on the path of your sons and daughters.” Still my heart grows weaker maybe even harder For I live in the fear God has forsaken me Am I meant to be a branch on His tree I long to clearly see To have Him fill all the parts that feel empty deep down inside of me Will Jesus protect me from myself I am my most considerable enemy Is the wise dummy poet a priority What words will He speak into me Can I read between the lines words written to set me free or are my answers lost to history a pretend to be happy misery an isolated kinda cold conspiracy Only Jesus can reveal to me who He made me to be Jesus knows my inner thirst I long to make Him first Yet so many times the choices I make are the worst As I surrender to Jesus I feel the transformation Like a dam repentant eyes burst I know I am God’s forgiven child no longer cursed My thankfulness real no longer rehearsed Jesus satiating this inner thirst with His Love I am nursed baptized and immersed What I lack Jesus finishes I’m blessed by putting God first! For Chantelle Anne Cooke’s “Rising of The Son” Poetry Contest.

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Date: 10/23/2018 3:33:00 PM
Hi Richard, the soul sings and once again you place before us an excellent poetic piece. This is a truly beautiful Easter poem Richard. A spiritualy uplifting piece that touches the heart deeply. Your poetic skill shines my friend. Long may it do so. It is much belated my friend but congratulations on this gem being Poem Of The Day. Have a wonderful Wednesday. Your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 5/9/2018 12:17:00 PM
How did I miss this lovely uplifting piece, Richard. I'm not sure...It is so amazing and reflects so much my heart as well. How comforting it is to know that we can never fall to far from His grace. Bless you for sharing your spiritual journey with us...and congrats on it being POTD. :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/9/2018 12:24:00 PM
Thanks Eileen, I’m glad it resonated for you. Hugs Rick.
Date: 4/9/2018 3:58:00 PM
What a splendid choice to have this poem honored for POTD Richard! It is such a blessing that there is no time limit on knowing his love. Beautiful! Congratulations my friend! : )
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/9/2018 6:10:00 PM
Thanks Connie.;0)
Date: 4/9/2018 4:32:00 AM
WoW! Richard, I don't know how I missed this. What a deep introspective piece . The thoughts you expressed in this well written write are universal. Excellent Easter poem in it's entirety. I would also like to say congratulations on getting the poem of the day although I'm late. It was well deserved:-) Alexis
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/9/2018 9:16:00 AM
Thanks for this thoughtful comment.
Date: 4/8/2018 10:41:00 PM
So many questions, conflicts, but always, fortunately, one constant. The Good Lord. Excellent write, Richard, to which we all, if we are honest, can both relate and take something from. Regards, Viv
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/9/2018 9:17:00 AM
Thanks Viv, much appreciated.
Date: 4/8/2018 6:14:00 PM
A fantastic poem on God and Easter, Richard! In the end we are bound by faith if by nothing else , traveling the world and being in the right place at the right time. My compliments, Buddy.
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Date: 4/9/2018 9:20:00 AM
Thanks Ralph, if we were not flawed we would have no need for salvation. Thanks for adding your thoughts.
Date: 4/8/2018 8:02:00 AM
Back to congratulate you on POTD !
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/9/2018 9:21:00 AM
Thanks Becca, hugs Rick.
Date: 4/6/2018 8:50:00 AM
Thanks to all for your kind comments. I also enjoyed reading and commenting on your poems.
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Date: 4/6/2018 4:28:00 AM
A beautiful and soulful poem Richard. Congratulations for POTD honors! Warmest wishes. ~Susan
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/9/2018 6:11:00 PM
Thanks Susan.
Date: 4/6/2018 12:17:00 AM
Marvelous write, Richard, congratulations on POTD! Hugs Eve
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/9/2018 6:11:00 PM
Thanks Eve.
Date: 4/5/2018 9:57:00 PM
Beautiful pouring of the soul Richard...we all have our regrets and distractions in this life, but as He said..."you're faith shall make you whole" :)
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Date: 4/9/2018 6:11:00 PM
Thanks Chris.
Date: 4/5/2018 2:51:00 PM
Congratulations Richard on POTD Nicely penned.
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Date: 4/9/2018 6:12:00 PM
Thanks Daniel.
Date: 4/5/2018 11:31:00 AM
Congratulations Richard for POTD honors and peace be with you...
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Date: 4/9/2018 6:12:00 PM
Thanks Charlie.
Date: 4/5/2018 10:51:00 AM
Back with congratulations. I read it again, and this time I faved it.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/9/2018 6:12:00 PM
Much appreciated.
Date: 4/5/2018 10:10:00 AM
Dropping back to say many congrats on your POTD Rick:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 4/5/2018 8:13:00 AM
CONGRATS!!! ON POTD!...Richard...well deserved my Canadian friend...stay in the light...^WW^
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Date: 4/5/2018 7:21:00 AM
A very beautiful piece Richard. Congratulations on POTD! Hugs :)
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Date: 4/5/2018 6:45:00 AM
Back with Congrats Richard, on POTD!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/9/2018 6:12:00 PM
Thanks Jan.
Date: 4/5/2018 6:34:00 AM
Congratulations on potd Richard! All the best to you :) xomo!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/9/2018 6:13:00 PM
Thanks Maureen. Hugs Rick.
Date: 4/5/2018 6:16:00 AM
A testimony of life with God for many...Congratulation Richard...All the best
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Date: 4/9/2018 6:13:00 PM
Thanks Arturo.
Date: 4/5/2018 5:49:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD Richard, so well deserved....Maria :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/9/2018 6:13:00 PM
Thanks Maria.
Date: 4/5/2018 4:11:00 AM
- A quick visit .... CONGRATULATIONS !!! - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/9/2018 6:14:00 PM
Thanks and a big hug back to you Anne-Lise.
Date: 4/5/2018 2:00:00 AM
Not surprised this was chosen for POTD. Well deserved Richard. Congratulations. Tom
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/9/2018 6:15:00 PM
Thanks Tom, I appreciate you coming back.
Date: 4/5/2018 12:07:00 AM
Will you protect me from myself / I am my most considerable enemy - I can relate to this. Beautiful Easter poem, Rick, hope you had a lovely day.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/9/2018 6:15:00 PM
Thanks Becca, yes we had a very nice Easter surrounded by friends.
Date: 4/4/2018 7:41:00 PM
Richard, I think you are way too hard on yourself. YOu are one of the most righteous guys I know of here at Soup. Just keep being who you are. GREAT poem!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/4/2018 11:06:00 PM
Thanks Andrea, don’t worry about me. I’m not that hard on myself. A bit of artistic licence to express my thoughts.
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