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Falling upward

I watch the rain flow backwards,
back up into the sky.
I was soaking wet 
and now I am dry
All the moisture is gone, 
sucked up from the ground.
Reversing rain, 
it makes no sound.

The flowers cry,
tears joining the rain
As the moisture is lost, 
do the flowers feel pain?
Their colors exhaled,
only dust remains.

The trees look angry,
gnarled  branches are bare.
Colorful foliage no longer there
Leaves like breath,
have blown away.
The birds have left,
no reason to stay.

The world we know, 
reaches it's end.
Back to the sky, 
life's blood ascends!
With each droplet, 
we make amends.
Back to dust, 
we do descend

Our crimes are many,
the earth cries out for blood.
We become part of, 
a different kind of flood.
Now rejoined to the earth, 
us foolish men of mud.

Questions answered, 
as we rise from the dead.
The Earth is restored, 
by rivers of red.
Fountain of life, 
no more need for rain.
True Joy makes way,
ending human pain
Blessed are the forgiven, 
God mercifully reigns!

Waking in a garden,
within a city of light.
We are clothed in garments,
of brilliant white.
Sins now forgotten,
like dust blown away.
Night and darkness, 
replaced by this new day
Gifted new bodies, 
we're no longer just clay.
God's promises are kept
He has the final say!







Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 5/29/2014 12:50:00 PM
Rick: What a spectrum from the great title to the epic sweep and conclusion. Truly an inspired piece. Thanks for never disappointing me. Hugs, SuZ
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/29/2014 3:32:00 PM
You are kind SuZ, thanks for the thoughtful visit.
Date: 5/27/2014 8:21:00 PM
My friend this is a fantastic write. Has all the great elements and reads like a dream too!! BRAVO!!!!!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/28/2014 8:38:00 AM
Good morning and Thanks Robert.
Date: 5/25/2014 7:01:00 PM
That was really creative and unique....what an imagination you have Richard! I enjoyed it very much:) Ana
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/26/2014 8:27:00 AM
Thanks Ana.
Date: 5/14/2014 6:09:00 AM
Fantastic write! Oh if only people could keep promises like God does.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/14/2014 10:10:00 AM
Thanks Monterey, I sent you my book yesterday, you should have it in four days.
Date: 5/13/2014 10:22:00 AM
This is a really good write, Richard, where imagery appeals to the senses. Great finale. // paul
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/14/2014 10:11:00 AM
Thanks Paul.
Date: 5/13/2014 8:56:00 AM
From the title down, what a wonderful write.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/13/2014 9:05:00 AM
Thanks Scott.
Date: 5/12/2014 8:23:00 PM
Tremendous write, mon ami! I'm faving this one.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/12/2014 8:29:00 PM
Thanks Roy, much appreciated.
Date: 5/11/2014 5:01:00 PM
loved this one! Brilliant title, idea and images cheers, Alex
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/12/2014 1:54:00 PM
Thanks Alex, your visit is appreciated.
Date: 5/11/2014 1:52:00 PM
An incisive and well crafted write Richard..
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/12/2014 1:54:00 PM
Thanks so much Ken.
Date: 5/11/2014 1:26:00 PM
beautiful message that honors mother nature and her environ...gorgeously executed!.. huggs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/12/2014 1:55:00 PM
Thanks and a big hug to you.
Date: 5/11/2014 8:32:00 AM
"Us men of mud..." Love the flow of the rhyme. You rock Dave. Verlena
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/11/2014 8:53:00 AM
Thanks Verlena.
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Verlena S. Walker
Date: 5/11/2014 8:35:00 AM
Sorry about the name mixed up Rick you rock. Dave's does as well. However, I love your style today. LOL. Verlena
Date: 5/10/2014 11:52:00 PM
Oh, and also, my favorite part was the image of the flowers crying and their tears joining with the rain. It reminded me of the verse in Revelations.- "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." ...Once again, awesome work. Always, Laura
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/11/2014 8:51:00 AM
Good morning and thanks for such thoughtful comments.
Date: 5/10/2014 11:46:00 PM
I love the reverse rain image..wow...beautiful, strange, but appealing verse... also...thanks a mill for the sweet comments. That made my day! I definitely feel sorrow and pain in this piece. But the account of "new beginnings" gave me the hope I craved for. Gorgeous one. Always, Laura
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Date: 5/10/2014 10:46:00 PM
You just keep getting better and better! Great great poem! A7
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/11/2014 8:53:00 AM
Coming from a talented poet such as yourself I am most honored Arthur.
Date: 5/10/2014 9:59:00 PM
Beautiful Rick. beautiful. This remains me of one of my poems I wrote in my book Thirty-One Days published by Authorhouse entitled The Blood of Humanity. Awesome write... Verlena
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Verlena S. Walker
Date: 5/11/2014 8:19:00 AM
Great and Thanks. I am looking forward to your comments. Verlena
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/11/2014 8:16:00 AM
On my way.
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Verlena S. Walker
Date: 5/10/2014 10:37:00 PM
Rick, pay me a visit and read: 1. THE BLOOD OF HUMANITY Verse 2. HERMAPHRODITIC Verse 3. IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE AGAIN Acrostic 4. LOVERS' LAIR Acrostic 5. INTO THE SUNSET Verse 6. STILTS Dramatic Verse 7. POETRYSOUPERS - DO WE QUESTION OURSELVES Questionku (DEDICATED TO RICHARD LAMOUREUX) Hugs.. Verlena :0))s.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/10/2014 10:07:00 PM
Thanks Verlena, I am glad you like it.
Date: 5/10/2014 7:52:00 PM
Wow Rick this is a unique concept and terrific write. Hugs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/10/2014 8:49:00 PM
Thanks Cecilia, I seem to be going through a rain period *lol*.
Date: 5/10/2014 5:18:00 PM
nice one Rick gives you pause to think Hugs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/10/2014 5:18:00 PM
Thanks Shadow.
Date: 5/10/2014 4:59:00 PM
i like it. That is the way it's supposed to be. Enjoyed it, Rick :) You did a great job!.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/10/2014 5:00:00 PM
Thanks Toquyen. I hope you are enjoying your Saturday.
Date: 5/10/2014 11:32:00 AM
Wow! Awesome imagery! Rain flowing backwards. This had a certain feel to it. ......I was filled with apprehension until your glorious finish! God bless!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/10/2014 4:59:00 PM
Thanks, my comment to you gave me the line that is the centre piece of the poem. So you inspired me once again.
Date: 5/10/2014 9:31:00 AM
This is fantastic Richard. Did you come up with this from your comment to Eileen?
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/10/2014 9:37:00 AM
Yes that was the catalyst. Thanks for commenting Tim.