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Not Close Enough to Know

I’m not the same as I once was or ever will possibly be I’m a different person than the one that you see Sure I look and sound the same you think it’s just regular old me From a distance I look joyful While inside I feel empty All of my faults lay in weight deep underground You can’t hear the tremors they make imperceptible sounds This soul is erupting there is a mindquake It seems so improbable Yet I’m afraid I might break Seeing isn’t believing What I show you is fake If you held me close enough You would feel how I shake The nightmare that haunts me Is that I’ll never be seen These words will mean nothing you’ll just see the spaces in between In my myriad of thoughts my pencil put to page Ironic that the real is sung on such a public stage I desire connection I love to give but I rarely take Hitch Hiking the Galaxy alone perhaps that’s my biggest mistake

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 3/27/2020 2:01:00 AM
You're never unseen to me
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/27/2020 7:18:00 AM
Thanks dear one. Hugs Rick.
Date: 11/19/2019 5:26:00 AM
Many people only see the surface, not what lies below. Excellent insightful write. Hugs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/19/2019 7:57:00 AM
Thanks for your visits. HugsRick.
Date: 8/22/2018 5:59:00 PM
Whao! Yet again an emotive craft. You spellbound my attention with th glowing content.At some points, I wish I could see you and establish your claim that 'seeing isn't believing'. Love always, Adeniji
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/19/2019 8:42:00 AM
Thanks my friend.
Date: 8/21/2018 8:46:00 PM
What you see is not what you have got inside ... Can never judge a book by its cover ... What other clichés can I cite to compliment such a marvelous write … Best wishes, Gershon
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Date: 8/18/2018 12:29:00 PM
Hi Richard, This is such a deep and thought provoking write. I can relate to your words because I have felt this way a one point in my life. Great job:-) Alexis
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Date: 8/16/2018 8:18:00 PM
The illusion is we are not alone. You're born and willdie that way unless some unfortunate circumstance of a loved one going with you. Masters of illusion we are not. And the bible states we are not meant to live alone. Good and deep, and the crossroad we'll all come in contact with! Blessings
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/17/2018 8:23:00 AM
Thanks for the blessings my brother of the pen.
Date: 8/16/2018 8:53:00 AM
Really enjoyed. Very thought provoking. Haley
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/17/2018 8:40:00 AM
Thanks Haley.
Date: 8/15/2018 4:36:00 PM
Deep insight into that guy called Richard Lamoureux... Deep pondering...
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/17/2018 9:42:00 AM
Thanks Silent.
Date: 8/15/2018 3:07:00 PM
I hear you...I always have.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/17/2018 9:43:00 AM
Thanks and hugs.;0)
Date: 8/15/2018 12:03:00 AM
Beautifully worded; you must be a, "Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy", fan. Thanks for a wondrous read.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/15/2018 8:51:00 AM
Yep, guilty as charged.
Date: 8/14/2018 5:03:00 PM
Amazing poetry Richard, i see a mirror in your poem, and someone talking to the other side,,
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/15/2018 8:51:00 AM
Thanks Harry, I sometimes wonder if I am on the wrong side of that mirror.
Date: 8/14/2018 2:12:00 AM
I really enjoyed this read, do you know Rick and Morty?
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arthur vaso
Date: 8/14/2018 11:43:00 PM
Its a cartoon, and in it I am rick!!! not you!!!! LMAO
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/14/2018 7:23:00 AM
I kinda know Rick but don’t know this Morty guy.:0)
Date: 8/13/2018 3:18:00 PM
Your a sensitive writer with an eye for the beautiful and the peaceful. I like that. I can catch a glimpse of your smile every now and then, dam computers, they stand in between sigh...Nice meeting you "real Richard" that is...
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/14/2018 7:03:00 AM
Thanks Pixie for such a thoughtful message.
Date: 8/13/2018 10:12:00 AM
Well written, Richard, and easy for me to identify with the inner conflicts and outer constraints. Perhaps you are a living contradiction in terms, more or less as I am, so this piece resonates with me. A very engaging read.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/14/2018 7:03:00 AM
Thanks Lawrence, raise a glass to contradictions. They do make life interesting.
Date: 8/12/2018 6:56:00 PM
i read the book that bears an unlikely resemblance to your phrase... it is great to be a lone pilgrim though being connected with others is just as meaningful... remarkable read, rich!....huggs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/13/2018 8:10:00 AM
Thanks, it is good to have a balance between the two.
Date: 8/12/2018 3:38:00 PM
Hello Richard,I felt like I was on a journey reading this beautiful poem. Have a nice day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 8/13/2018 5:41:00 PM
Your welcome/ mu friend.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/13/2018 8:10:00 AM
Thanks Darlene.
Date: 8/12/2018 2:11:00 PM
Hi Richard, once more your words move me, as they always do. I follow the reality of your words and they speak a mirror image of me. I can say that you are a man who shall never be friendless and your words shall always be read and there meaning understood. As i have always said, your words, whether written seriously or in fun always have a meaning and that meaning is seen. Sing on my friend and feel how special you are. Have a wonderful end to your weekend. Your friend always....Mike.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/13/2018 8:25:00 AM
Thanks for such a thoughtful comment.