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Gravitational Pull

Today I feel the pull of gravity on the depth of my depravity There within that cavity resides my anxiety It seeps out of my porosity feeding the insanity I fear the shadowy part that craves my heart In the darkness my eyes dart convinced I’ll be ultimately ripped apart The thoughts and images That reside in me are the splintered bits of my history I can feel my mouth covered held down in my misery It’s not the place I wish to be I’m drowning there unable to see praying a hand will reach out for me I don’t want to be lost to eternity or this tick tock, tick talk insanity Out of body Out of mind Separated from me what will I find Can I escape the bonds and chains that bind Even when I look ahead I’m pulled back behind On my spirit the demons have dined My tick talk clock has begun to unwind Can there be light for one who is blind “Amazing grace how sweet the sound. That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now am found. was blind but now I see.” A voice in the dark Summons me Offering me protection from my inner enemy Experiencing true love cleanses me instantly I’m not meant to be bound by mere gravity As I’m filled with a higher Love God teaches me I was born for more and meant to be free

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Date: 11/11/2019 5:33:00 PM
Hello Richard Lamoureux,I have enjoyed this poem about God. Have a nice evening my friend. Hugs Darlene.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 11/12/2019 5:33:00 PM
Hello Richard, hugs nack to you. Darlene.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/12/2019 7:33:00 AM
You as well, hugs Rick.
Date: 11/8/2019 10:34:00 PM
Beautiful as always. Amazing Grace. "Grace "....is God's "undeserved kindness." We do nothing to deserve this precious gift. Acknowledging its value helps us to put off every sin that easily entangles. Congrats, congrats, congrats!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/12/2019 7:34:00 AM
Thanks Barbara. ;0)
Date: 11/4/2019 7:32:00 AM
Great write, Richard, an introspection full of wisdom, inspiration, good advice and right posture. Well done.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/4/2019 7:48:00 AM
Thanks Phil. ;0)
Date: 11/4/2019 7:05:00 AM
"The thoughts and images That reside in me are the splintered bits of my history " - this is so true!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/4/2019 7:48:00 AM
Thanks Caren.
Date: 11/1/2019 11:02:00 AM
A 'Houdini' write, 'The Great Escape!' Another profound, sensitive write. Enjoyed the ruminations, contemplations,...the implications. Best of everything, Gershon
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/2/2019 10:47:00 AM
What a great comment Gershon.
Date: 10/28/2019 6:52:00 PM
Great poem, Richard. The battle between the good angel and the bad angel continues to plague all of mankind. It's just good to know we can always say, "Get thee behind me, Satan" and with God's help we can return to normalcy and grace and never give up fighting "the good fight". Congrats on getting a well-deserved POTW. :D
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/30/2019 8:24:00 AM
Yes that is wise. Satan is powerless when God offer’s his protection. Thanks for your Visit Carole.
Date: 10/28/2019 10:19:00 AM
Richard, congratulations on POTW , a very deserving honor, fantastic poem, loved it !
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/30/2019 8:29:00 AM
Thanks Constance. Hugs Rick.
Date: 10/28/2019 9:31:00 AM
Wow Rick, how did I miss this beauty? Late to the party but congrats on POTW. This should be poem of the year, so stunning really, I love your free verse, it's a nice surprise when it's mixed with rhyme, free verse and mono rhyme and rhyme, this is a classic write, gotta fave this one!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/30/2019 8:34:00 AM
Thanks John, much appreciated.
Date: 10/27/2019 10:54:00 PM
A well written verse Richard, congratulations on POTW honours. Tom.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/30/2019 8:45:00 AM
Thanks Tom. ;0)
Date: 10/27/2019 9:45:00 PM
So very true, Rick, nice and deep poem:) congratulations on your POTW:)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/30/2019 8:45:00 AM
Thanks Jo.
Date: 10/27/2019 8:22:00 PM
We are free from the bondage of sin, when we follow God. Keep His Commandments. His blood continually covers us. Such a blessing indeed. Your thoughts lift my heart to the sky. Congratulations Richard, on Poem of the Week. :) Brandy
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/30/2019 8:54:00 AM
Thanks Brandy, I’m glad my thoughts lifted you. Blessings Rick.
Date: 10/27/2019 7:11:00 PM
"As I’m filled with a higher Love God teaches me I was born for more and meant to be free" I so agree with this philosophy Richard. This is a splendid choice for POTW. Congratulations on your well deserved honor Richard! I love this! xxoo
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/30/2019 8:55:00 AM
Thanks Connie, we are on the same wave length.
Date: 10/27/2019 2:04:00 PM
Congrats on potw Rick!;)
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Brenda Chiri
Date: 10/28/2019 12:22:00 AM
My pleasure Rick! Always!;)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/27/2019 2:28:00 PM
Thanks Brenda. Hugs Rick.
Date: 10/27/2019 1:52:00 PM
Great choice for potw..
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/27/2019 2:28:00 PM
Thanks my friend.
Date: 10/27/2019 11:24:00 AM
Was this for a contest? I read it before, and now I see you got POTW, so BIG congrats for that. Well deserved, Richard.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/27/2019 2:31:00 PM
No, not for a contest. You did visit me on the 22nd.
Date: 10/27/2019 10:08:00 AM
A gem of a poem--congrats Richard on POTW.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/27/2019 10:11:00 AM
Thanks Vijay. ;0)
Date: 10/27/2019 9:08:00 AM
Rick, another poetry gem from you, excellently penned, congratulations on POTW!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/27/2019 10:11:00 AM
What a pleasant surprise. Thanks for your visit.
Date: 10/27/2019 8:26:00 AM
back with a big congratulations hug to you with your POTW honors Rick...i enjoyed reading this one again... hugsssss :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/27/2019 10:12:00 AM
Thanks for dropping back, hugs Rick.
Date: 10/26/2019 7:04:00 AM
Very deep poem, Richard! It is soul-stirring. Your depth of thought/simplicity of expression shines w/cosmic brilliance. A fave of the first order. GrEaT poem!! Love and more love always.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/26/2019 7:29:00 AM
Thanks Freddie, it’s always nice having a visit from you.
Date: 10/25/2019 9:46:00 PM
Really enjoyed this thought-provoking and relatable piece... "Amazing Grace" has helped me through a dark time or two. Congats on POTD, Richard...
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/26/2019 7:30:00 AM
Thanks HT, hugs Rick.
Date: 10/24/2019 9:02:00 PM
You did what to me is the coolest thing a poet can do: you wrote a poem that gave me to me and I will absolutely FAV it. I love the rhyme scheme, the style, the imagery that delivered the devil's carousel and the imagery of truth with which you ended. This is IT, the feel, the high, the stirrings and soulful twinges that hooked me on poetry many years ago. Love it.(side note: I regret I missed your contest) Again - love this poem and believe it was divinely inspired. Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/25/2019 8:00:00 AM
Your comment makes my day Cay Cay. This is a gift. Hugs Rick.
Date: 10/24/2019 10:49:00 AM
Wonderful thoughts. written in such poetry and rhyme ones a thinking person wonders about and then a moment of love and sanity. Thank you.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/25/2019 8:03:00 AM
Thanks Linda. Hugs Rick.
Date: 10/23/2019 9:45:00 PM
The balance of life, and unsure how to balance it. I believe prayer is the calm in any storm. This poem is relatable to many....even an atheist. The struggle is real! Nice work
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/25/2019 8:23:00 AM
Thanks my brother.
Date: 10/23/2019 3:17:00 PM
WoW! Richard, It's like you peeped inside the human mind. I can most definitely relate to this well written write. The last portion of this poem was likened to a ray of sunshine that just soothed the soul. Excellent write. Have a fantastic day:-) Alexis
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/25/2019 8:23:00 AM
You as well Alexis.
Date: 10/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
Damn because of the subject.. sounded like a real battle of the mind .
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/25/2019 8:26:00 AM
Thanks SO.
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