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Moving On

All around me Beautiful words flicker Candle flame bright Dancing on the tip of a wick Encompasing me in a soft glow Forever cascades past yesterday Gathering my thoughts Hope drips eternal I think of who you were Jesus holds you now Kiss the face of God for me Languish in a greater Love Memories will console me for a while Now is a time to celebrate you Open hearts are so rare Peace was always your prosperity Questions did not always require answers Rest from a life well lived Smile your glorious smile Time is of no consequence Use your forever well Victory lives beyond an empty vessel Wisdom flowed easily from you X really did mark the spot Yesterday was not the end of you Z to A, A to Z, last stop eternity Dedicated to Bob.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 9/20/2014 12:36:00 PM
Your love for Bob is felt in every line. Beautiful poem, Richard. Bless you for sharing. Oh. .... and congrats on your win.
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Date: 9/14/2014 11:15:00 PM
Hey Richard beautiful poem and tribute to Bob.. Congrats on your win!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/15/2014 12:33:00 AM
Thanks Dave.
Date: 9/13/2014 10:30:00 PM
Richard; This is just beautiful. I will save as a favorite. Thanks for sharing... Lucilla
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/14/2014 8:42:00 AM
Thanks so much Lucilla.
Date: 9/13/2014 3:54:00 PM
'Kiss the face of God for me' and 'Use your forever well' unbelievably insightful and well thought out lines (As is the whole poem) Congratulations my friend! - Tim
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/14/2014 8:44:00 AM
It is so cool being quoted, I appreciate the thought you put into your comment Tim.
Date: 9/13/2014 8:33:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Richard. Excellent Abecedarian and tribute.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/14/2014 8:40:00 AM
Thanks Brenda.
Date: 9/13/2014 8:24:00 AM
Love this, Richard. A beautiful tribute to Bob and our Lord's provision for His children. Congrats!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/14/2014 8:43:00 AM
God is good! Thanks Faye.
Date: 9/13/2014 7:49:00 AM
Huge congratulations, Richard on your well-deserved top of the class win! Excellent write, my friend! Pandita
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Date: 9/13/2014 7:10:00 AM
Excellent FIRST PLACE WIN my friend. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/14/2014 8:37:00 AM
Thanks Maurice.
Date: 9/13/2014 6:46:00 AM
Congrats on first place my friend, :) happy hugs:)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/14/2014 8:39:00 AM
Happy hug back to you.
Date: 9/12/2014 11:47:00 PM
Fabulous write Richard! One of ur best poems,, great tribute with power of ur words! Congrats on top place win!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/14/2014 8:35:00 AM
Thanks Upma, your visits are appreciated. Time has prevented me from saying thanks sooner.
Date: 9/10/2014 11:41:00 PM
Wow, one of the best ABC poems I have seen recently. But I don't notice any win on it. Wasn't this contest judged?? Oh, it's in the Moving On contest. Well, you chose to write a very good one for that challenge and not only that, but it is so sincere and heartfelt. I just love it.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/14/2014 8:29:00 AM
I had wanted to enter it in the ABC contest but missed the dead line. This contest seemed a good fit so I thought why not give it a go.
Date: 9/10/2014 6:54:00 AM
a good rendering of the form, which is similar in a way to the abc form - neither are very easy to write, to get them to read smoothly...I particularly like the first stanza, the concept of words flickering like a candle, beautiful :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/10/2014 7:42:00 AM
Thanks Charlotte, I am not particularly fond of the form because I find it to restrictive. Still it is good to challange myself.
Date: 9/9/2014 2:09:00 PM
Very powerful words which come together so well in this wonderful work you have written Richard. And a wonderful tribute in having such a great outlook!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/10/2014 7:43:00 AM
Thanks Vincent.
Date: 9/9/2014 1:23:00 PM
Excellent. I love this. Thank you for sharing it here. Love and prayers, Gina
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/10/2014 7:44:00 AM
Thanks for the vist and prayers Gina.
Date: 9/9/2014 12:20:00 PM
Nicely Done (7)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/10/2014 7:44:00 AM
Thanks, ;0).
Date: 9/9/2014 9:26:00 AM
Wonderful tribute to our husband and father Thank you for this I am sure he knows and is happy now. Love Mom
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/10/2014 7:46:00 AM
I have no doubt he is happy now. I love you mom.
Date: 9/9/2014 7:41:00 AM
Wow! What an amazing memorial poem. "Forever cascades past yesterday", a powerful description of that waterfall of time.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/9/2014 8:47:00 AM
Thanks Monterey, it is hard to believe it has been over three years since Bob moved on.
Date: 9/8/2014 9:20:00 PM
This is a stunningly beautiful dedication!!! God bless Bob and you. :-)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/9/2014 7:21:00 AM
Thanks Christine, Bob was my step Dad and was a blessing to my mom and us kids. He is missed but we know he has moved on to paradise.
Date: 9/8/2014 9:11:00 PM
Beautiful!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/9/2014 7:21:00 AM
Thanks Arthur.
Date: 9/8/2014 8:42:00 PM
this is extraordinary, richard!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/9/2014 7:23:00 AM
Thanks Ilene, I usually find this form restrictive. For some reason this time it flowed.
Date: 9/8/2014 6:25:00 PM
yes my learned friends are dead on. this is a gem. I am sure you will score high in the contest.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/9/2014 7:26:00 AM
Thanks my friend.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/9/2014 7:25:00 AM
Date: 9/8/2014 6:17:00 PM
Oh I love this, well done! you rock babe
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/9/2014 7:24:00 AM
Thanks Casarah
Date: 9/8/2014 6:03:00 PM
Outstanding Richard...Flowed very well....A wonderful gift from the birthday boy.......cheers
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