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In Twenty Years I Might Be a Tree

I Might Be a Tree

In twenty years I pray I won't be gone
placed six feet beneath a manicured lawn
I'd much prefer to give old death the slip
To guzzle life instead of just a sip

Mind and spirit together playing song
I'll rest a bit but not for very long
You see, there is so much I wish to do
Yes many years can feel like just a few

The company of those I truly love
will lift my spirits like a flying dove
The flowers that I plant will be in bloom
Beauty will surround me in every room

The ground might open up and swallow me
Don't worry I'll reach up and be a tree!



For Brenda's "You 20 Years from now" contest.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 3/24/2019 12:11:00 PM
Hi Richard, another excellent write from your pen. You take the reader to the heart of your words and your wonderful words keep the reader right there. Such a wonderful canvas your palette of words does paint. Live life to the full, each day is a new adventure. I love the content of this write.
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Date: 10/1/2017 12:32:00 PM
I reassure myself that if HE designed a magnificent physical world, I expect the spirit one to be at least as magnificent. Why dread the inevitable?
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Date: 6/14/2017 2:00:00 PM
Oh, I love this. This is a good one for a win. I was just telling Andrea I'll be 81 in 20years. So I don't know about that. And I want cremation anyways :)
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Date: 5/25/2017 11:51:00 AM
I have enjoyed this poem.I have never thought of what I wanted to be when I am gone. I must give it some thought.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/26/2017 7:08:00 AM
Thanks Darlene.
Date: 5/17/2017 8:40:00 AM
Well now there's something that I never thought of before. Most enjoyable too. Best of luck in the contest.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/26/2017 7:08:00 AM
Thanks Scott.
Date: 5/10/2017 6:32:00 PM
I wrote a witty comment a few days ago and now I return to see it has disappeared, too bad it was really good!! you would have said oh that was the best comment ever! Oh well you can still say it even though this ones not so great. (me rambling) Really enjoyed the write Rick make it a maple tree eh! Ha
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/10/2017 8:40:00 PM
Ha ha, better than a weeping willow! Thanks for visiting.:0)
Date: 5/6/2017 7:48:00 AM
A truly great sonnet my friend. Superb message, flow and rhyme with such uplifting and dearly inspirational verses! A7 and a great fav......
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/6/2017 8:24:00 AM
Thanks Robert:0)
Date: 5/5/2017 2:18:00 PM
Richard, thanks to you I entered and places 3d :) Congratulations on your placement!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/6/2017 8:24:00 AM
Way to go Darren! A well deserved win.
Date: 5/5/2017 1:53:00 PM
Yes, its possible to come back as a tree!Great imagination,Richard!
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Date: 5/2/2017 1:25:00 PM
I did one after all :) https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/twenty_years_from_now_896938
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Date: 5/1/2017 10:46:00 PM
This flows so well. I'm glad to see you writing sonnets, Richard. :) I don't want to think of anything bad happening to you...but you ended all those bad thoughts with a positive one....It's a beautiful poem. You might want to visit my latest blog to wish Charmaine a happy birthday. Hugs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/2/2017 8:45:00 AM
Thanks for letting me know.;0) hugs back.
Date: 4/30/2017 11:16:00 PM
ok this is a good one to end the night with... I never would have thought you wanted to be a tree Rick lol :) good job, friend. Thanks for reading some of my poems tonight. Hugs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/30/2017 11:41:00 PM
My pleasure Becca.
Date: 4/29/2017 6:21:00 AM
I love this positive write. Excellent poetry. A Fav.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/30/2017 11:42:00 PM
Thanks Armand.
Date: 4/28/2017 5:16:00 AM
I didn't want to write for that contest, because I didn't see myself in 20 years from now :) But your original take on this contest might make me change my mind. It's a great sonnet, and so uplifting.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/28/2017 8:50:00 AM
Let me know if you do, I'd love to read what you come up with.
Date: 4/26/2017 12:02:00 AM
This is just wonderful Richard. The tree would embody part of your spirit. I love that idea! Beautiful! 7 ; )
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/28/2017 8:54:00 AM
You are kind Connie.;0)
Date: 4/25/2017 8:18:00 AM
Stunning!!!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/25/2017 10:00:00 AM
Thanks Amy
Date: 4/24/2017 6:02:00 PM
wow, Richard, FANTASTIC! you should do sonnets more often. I love the whole idea of this and its inspiring energy. SEVEN
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/25/2017 10:00:00 AM
Thanks Andrea.;0)
Date: 4/24/2017 1:31:00 PM
P.S. See my poem: "I Love Trees"
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/25/2017 10:01:00 AM
I'll check it out.
Date: 4/24/2017 1:30:00 PM
I love this! Positively delightful! I hope you will be a huge Live Oak like we have here in Louisiana because I'd like to build a treehouse in your tree. :)
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Date: 4/24/2017 3:36:00 AM
Richard this is brilliant. Best of luck in the contest. #7
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/24/2017 8:40:00 AM
Thanks Elizabeth, much appreciated.
Date: 4/23/2017 10:32:00 PM
You will not believe me, I love this and will email you why!!!! Your diversity of style and writing always makes me happy to come back and discover more!!!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/24/2017 8:40:00 AM
You are kind.
Date: 4/23/2017 9:40:00 PM
I love this sonnet, Richard! Best of luck in the contest.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/24/2017 8:41:00 AM
Thanks White wolf.