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Eleanor Rigby

I’m one of the lonely, the oh so lonely people missing your subtle smile. You were a pretty blue eyed beauty, with unkept hair and go go boot style. Eleanor, Eleanor Rigby, you lived down on the corner. I’d see you stand inside your door, staring blankly at the floor. They told me, yes they told me, you didn’t care any more. The nightmare you lived, It’s so sad it seems. So you left your face in the jar by the bed, because it couldn’t conceal your screams. I hear them sing songs about you, you still live in their dreams. Those lonely people, those sad lonely people. They crave a glimpse of you. So they make up their stories, but none of them are true. They keep saying they know, but we know they never knew. Each one trying to grab onto, a small piece of you. Do you remember, Old Father McKenzie? I listened to the words of the sermon that the others couldn’t hear. I wished you were here, Oh how I wished you were here. As I drank of his wine I swallowed a tear, thinking you were behind me as I stared at the mirror. Don’t worry Eleanor Rigby, there’s nothing left to fear. I know the man that you loved was taken from you. No reason, no reason that’s true For you there was not to be, a life long happy “I do” “Do you take this man, Eleanor Rigby?” Down the aisle you walked alone. Why oh why was he taken from you? After you were buried, alone I went to your grave. Always afraid, always afraid. Why didn’t I ever talk to you? I’ve never been one who is brave, I guess that’s why, I’m one of the lonely people. So I saved you Eleanor Rigby by throwing you from the Steeple! I know, I know it’s good to be free, so for a while I’ll keep you company. It’s ok Eleanor Rigby, there’s no need, no need at all to thank me. Together with him, you are meant to be. For Jerry T Curtis’s: Who Was Eleanor Rigby? Contest

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Date: 4/16/2020 2:26:00 AM
The title of the poem brought me here knowing and loving that Beatles' song. Ahhh, look at all that lonely people!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/16/2020 8:37:00 AM
Good morning. Thanks for taking time to read this one.
Date: 9/21/2019 9:04:00 AM
I agree w/Judy ... a cool poetic tribute to a GrEaT Beatles' song. This indigo ink imagery is a muse mural of much deep inner reflection. This is an instant PSoup classic! Love and joy always.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/21/2019 10:12:00 AM
Hi Freddie, so good to see you buddy. ;0)
Date: 9/15/2019 1:12:00 PM
Really good reading here. Excellent imagery and wonderful emotion. Recognized it right off as a tribute to the Beatles song. Great job Richard. God Bless, JB
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/16/2019 12:31:00 AM
Thanks Judy, I am blessed by comments like yours.
Date: 9/13/2019 11:47:00 PM
Touching poem about ER... She was a maid who died at the age of 44, in 1939.12 Sep 2017... This song is one of my favorites from the Fab 4... your work is splendid my friend salute alkas
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/14/2019 7:59:00 AM
Thanks Alkas, much appreciated.
Date: 9/13/2019 7:20:00 PM
I'm not often a fan of "song tribute" type poems... but this is absolutely mesmerizing! Terrific work, definitely going on my FAV list! ;)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/13/2019 7:25:00 PM
Thanks Rhona, I am honoured. Hugs Rick.
Date: 9/11/2019 12:59:00 PM
Reaches out to more than one soul I think. A thousand or more will be giving thanks that someone captured a moment in time, they could not. Best regards David in NZ
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/13/2019 7:26:00 PM
Mine is a fictional account. I do wonder about the actual story.
Date: 9/11/2019 10:43:00 AM
Great poen with a twist, loved it!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/11/2019 11:18:00 AM
Thanks for your visits Timothy. Welcome to my corner of the soup.
Date: 9/9/2019 2:05:00 PM
Wow! I wasn't expecting that ending, Richard. Very interesting and absorbing poem that well conveys your message. Powerful emotions! I'm sure this will do well in the contest. Best wishes for success, Carolyn
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/9/2019 2:12:00 PM
Thanks Carolyn, I think I have watched to many episodes of Dexter *lol*.
Date: 9/8/2019 2:19:00 PM
So descriptive and moving, Richard! Janice
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/9/2019 2:13:00 PM
Thanks Janice.
Date: 9/7/2019 1:25:00 PM
What a WOW write - I love this Beatles song, and you pay such an awesome tribute to Eleanor Rigby and the Beatles song and story of her - so well penned - I forecast a definite win Richard. Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/7/2019 1:33:00 PM
Hi Jennifer, I hope you are right. That would be nice. Mind you I have received so very thoughtful comments like this one so I already feel I have won. Hugs Rick.
Date: 9/6/2019 8:15:00 AM
You wrote a great narrative... I wouldn't have ever imagined this of her. Blessings and I know you'll do great in the contest :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/7/2019 1:33:00 PM
Thanks Regina.
Date: 9/6/2019 8:02:00 AM
Good narrative Richard. I always knew there was a tale behind the Beatles song. You told it well!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/7/2019 1:44:00 PM
Thanks Eric.
Date: 9/6/2019 7:01:00 AM
A very well written story and I love the twist at the end Rick:-) hugs Jan xx
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/6/2019 7:36:00 AM
Thanks Jan, hugs Rick.
Date: 9/5/2019 11:05:00 PM
So this is Eleanor Rigby! I always wondered! Nice one, Rick!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/5/2019 11:40:00 PM
Hi Becca, just a dark corner of my imagination.
Date: 9/5/2019 6:53:00 PM
Beauty & horror! lovely volatility! jimbo
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/5/2019 11:41:00 PM
Thanks Jim, it was a fun contest.
Date: 9/4/2019 8:19:00 AM
This is great Richard...good luck in the contest. Charlie
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/4/2019 8:28:00 AM
Thanks Charles. ;0)
Date: 9/3/2019 4:03:00 PM
A well written and thoughtful work on the neighbor. I always recommend Katz deli to folks visiting manhattan. The do have a remarkable corned beef. I am working on a Gov project regarding building documents from a database rather than as word docs. It could save the Gov billions of $$, but the bad part is it’s consuming my creative thought process for rhymes. There’s only so much to give.
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Charles Messina
Date: 9/4/2019 8:18:00 AM
I love the corned beef at Katz deli...I believe it's on Houston St. if that's the same one. Good luck on the project Duke, hope it goes well. Charlie
Date: 9/3/2019 5:11:00 AM
Great job and great entry for the contest. my friend. I liked every bit of this from beginning to end.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/3/2019 7:32:00 AM
Thanks so much Caren, so pleased you enjoyed this piece.
Date: 9/2/2019 12:10:00 PM
Very nice Richard. I am a Beatles fan and so read this as your last post. A nice interupptation of the song, but where do we all belong? I think the best done found Beatles' poetry is "Being for the Benifit of Mister Kyte". No interruption needed. I enjoyed this Richard. Thanks.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/3/2019 7:33:00 AM
Thanks Jeff, this was a fun one to write.
Date: 8/31/2019 10:02:00 AM
I AM FREAKING AMAZED SIR RICHARD!!! This is epic, a winner in my books! What it tells me is what I have missed by losing contact! I will rectify that! Cheers, Happy Jack!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/31/2019 1:12:00 PM
What a great comment, thanks Jack.
Date: 8/30/2019 10:25:00 PM
G'day Richard … a well written set of lyrics, although the song would go for quite a while, however I believe it would be the worth to listen to it - thank you Richard - Lindsay
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/31/2019 8:59:00 AM
Thanks Lindsay, you are kind.
Date: 8/30/2019 5:24:00 PM
Oh, so suddenly dark, that chilling ending gave me goosebumps, should do well in the contest, Rick.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/31/2019 9:00:00 AM
I hope so, thanks for the vote of confidence.
Date: 8/30/2019 2:52:00 PM
Wow! Richard, You've written such a well written and compelling write. I'm with Anne Lise, after reading this I want to know if she was a real person. Great story telling. I wish you the best of luck in the contest. Have a fantastic weekend my friend:-) Alexis
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Date: 8/29/2019 8:01:00 PM
wow, you make me want to look her up, Is she truth or fiction ?
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/30/2019 12:50:00 AM
I think she is real but my story is fictional. Thanks for such a great comment.
Date: 8/29/2019 3:51:00 PM
Such a great piece Richard, this also has the Beatles song of the same name ringing in my ears. A super write!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/30/2019 12:51:00 AM
Thanks Gordon.
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