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Humpty Dumpty House

A home
The one he promised you
That white picket fence
Light flooded rooms
A swing on a tree in the front yard

He promised
I'm sure he did
He promised
To fill it with laughter
It was where you were both supposed to dream
The gathering place of love
Of family
Of friends
yet from the beginning 
It was a place of pretend
A dark fairy tale 
Wrapped in a pretty shell
In perfectly beautiful lines
Curving away from you

Then the cracks appeared
Spreading with his lies
You so desperately wanted to trust those eyes
Thinking he was different from other guys
Not wanting to see beyond his disguise

No amount of renovations
Can repair the cracks
The essence of you under attack
A beautiful dream painted black
You can't 
You won't 
Put it together again
Your house 
Your home that place of pain

Helpless you watch it crumble
Forced to walk away from it all
The cracks too many it has to fall
You have your answers
You hold your head tall
You see a future beyond shattered wall

Still you wonder
Will you one day find
Your happily ever after
Will the dreams you hold ever matter
Will your tears turn to laughter

For you
Fairy tales are not enough
You deserve a foundation made of better stuff
Beyond your broken
You find your dream
Thankfully
Wonderfully
Amazingly
God answers
Both our prayers
He gives you to me












Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 3/14/2014 11:15:00 AM
Absolutely loved the ending! Interesting write leading to it. Kept me spell bound.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/14/2014 11:57:00 AM
Thanks Carol. Hugs Rick
Date: 3/14/2014 7:45:00 AM
As usual my friend, you amaze me. "Beyond your broken, you will find your dream" I need to cross stitch that to hang on my wall.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/14/2014 8:35:00 AM
Wow a woman of many talents. You also do cross stitching. I am pleased my tale resonates with you.
Date: 3/13/2014 8:22:00 PM
Great title Rick and poem. Sadly so many never get this second chance at true love and happiness, I'm so glad it fell right for you. Take care, Richard
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/14/2014 8:36:00 AM
I am thankful to be one of the lucky ones. You take care as well Rich.
Date: 3/12/2014 11:40:00 AM
A very good poem again Richard, You keep amazing me with your wonderful poems........Your friend.....Roger
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/12/2014 12:00:00 PM
You are Kind Roger, thanks.
Date: 3/12/2014 11:16:00 AM
WOW!!! Great write my good West Coast Man! Just as an aside... 3-6 inches of snow today!!! Grrrrrrrrr! Is there NO END!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/12/2014 11:18:00 AM
We have had spring like weather for the last week. All you have to do us head West Jack. Thanks for the visit and kind comment.
Date: 3/12/2014 6:47:00 AM
Richard, I read this story, finding inspiration in human resiliency, have similar instances in my family.....good work! jimbo
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/12/2014 9:42:00 AM
Thanks so much Jimbo, I appreciate the visit.
Date: 3/11/2014 9:27:00 PM
wow, Richard this is an amazingly good poem. is it true? Was this about your wife or did you just take poetic liberty? I love it.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/11/2014 10:47:00 PM
True story. Thanks Amdrea .
Date: 3/11/2014 6:33:00 PM
brilliant pen Rick one of your best kudos hugs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/11/2014 6:59:00 PM
Thanks Shadow.
Date: 3/11/2014 3:08:00 PM
Love this with a beautiful ending - congrats on your wins too, my friend
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/11/2014 3:57:00 PM
Thanks Jack.
Date: 3/10/2014 10:45:00 PM
This went WAY beyond what I was expecting. Building/rebuilding what matters at the end of the day. Togetherness.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/11/2014 12:10:00 AM
Glad you liked it Drake.
Date: 3/10/2014 4:30:00 PM
This gave me goose bumps with the wonderful fairytale ending becoming true happiness after living a nightmare.Excellent indeed!!!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/10/2014 5:17:00 PM
Thanks Charmaine, she has certainly become my happy.
Date: 3/10/2014 1:34:00 PM
Wow Richard this is fantastic..So true in every sense..It is a favorite...Tim
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/10/2014 5:18:00 PM
Thanks so much Tim, you are such an encouraging guy.
Date: 3/10/2014 12:58:00 PM
A reread poem.. Just as cool the second and third time through. To have your skill, it would be a sin not to write. I'm spoiled.. What will you pen next??
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/10/2014 5:19:00 PM
What a nice thing to say Dave, you are good for my ego. Thanks!
Date: 3/10/2014 12:26:00 PM
Richard...how do you do it? Put yourself in someone's life...so well...to see it all through your eyes...EVEN behind those shades! :) This was SOOO SOOOO moving...and powerful. WOW! By the way...change to...to too...hee hee. ..The cracks TOO many..it has to fall. HAPPY endings...Only in dreams. Lovely
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/10/2014 5:21:00 PM
Thanks, I guess I shouldn't be so stingy with my Os. I have been thinking of this one for a few days. I'm pleased you like it.
Date: 3/10/2014 10:23:00 AM
this is a most charming, refreshing read...bring on the magic of imagination, rich!.. huggs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/10/2014 10:34:00 AM
Thanks and a big hug back to you.