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Shattering Rose Coloured Glasses

Uncomplicated me I thought I was coloured blind free thinking and kind with an evolved mind Loving and accepting of the ones I find Yet my blindness Is that of privilege I'm just a visitor in the Global village From my narrow thin mind there is too much spillage Although so many are forced from their homes My life seems carefree I am deaf to the groans Brown women wearing veils that can't protect them from stones I live in a white washed place No "Freedom Marches" for men of a different race Yet, if I look back and trace there are darker stories to face We all took part in shameful things Yes, we share in the disgrace. Highways of tears Rivers of shame There's always someone else to blame Residential schools Each child got a new name They were forced to forget the place from where they came Prisons filled with black and red skinned men They can't forget this now or that then Promises and promises but who how and when Or will their children have to live it all over again So yes No longer colour blind With the opening of my mind I let colour seep in Starting somewhere different today I begin Because I know it shouldn't be just the privileged who win!

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Date: 6/14/2020 8:35:00 PM
“Promises and promises but who how and when Or will their children have to live it all over again” Thanks for taking off the rosy glasses. Looking forward to to reading more. I appreciate you. - - DI (not DE) Viera
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/14/2020 9:55:00 PM
Thanks Di, I appreciate you checking this one out,
Date: 12/18/2019 7:50:00 PM
Wow I am glad your woke, or no longer color blind. Nicely done. and I will move to the other poem and read it.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/19/2019 12:18:00 AM
Thanks for reading and Commenting Robert.
Date: 10/19/2019 9:20:00 AM
Wow! I am glad you drew my attention to this poem. You certainly have a deep human and honest view of the realities we live with. You brave to point out the prejudices that shadow us. Thank for this.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/19/2019 10:48:00 AM
I am pleased by your response. Blessings Rick.
Date: 10/12/2019 7:10:00 PM
Yes, all very true, and it is ridiculous that such prejudice still exists. At least the "privileged" only have our privacy invaded in the name of "terrorism".
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/12/2019 7:34:00 PM
Thanks for commenting Beth. Please explain ”privacy in the name of terrorism” I wish to understand.
Date: 10/6/2019 7:02:00 PM
Richard, “A sane person to an insane society must appear insane.” -Kurt Vonnegut, Thanks for the link to Vegter Papyrus’s poems.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/7/2019 6:56:00 AM
Great quote!
Date: 9/20/2019 6:01:00 PM
A message that had to be told. Great imagery and expression. A fine write. God Bless, JB
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/7/2019 6:56:00 AM
Thanks Judy.
Date: 9/18/2019 11:25:00 PM
I love your perspective.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/12/2019 7:34:00 PM
Thanks Juliet.
Date: 9/18/2019 6:39:00 PM
I am so glad this was POTD. Well deserved! "No longer colour blind With the opening of my mind I let colour seep in" - wonderfully done!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/18/2019 6:52:00 PM
Thanks for your generous comments, hugs Rick.
Date: 9/18/2019 3:13:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD with a colorful and apt write. We must first strive to understand and then to be understood.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/18/2019 6:53:00 PM
So true.?Thanks Kim.
Date: 9/18/2019 2:53:00 PM
Your love of humanity shines brightly in this piece Richard. This wonderful soulful poem is going into my Faves! Congratulations on your deserving POTD! I am certain many can relate to your wonderful words! : ) xxoo
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/18/2019 6:54:00 PM
Thanks so much Connie. Hugs Rick.
Date: 9/18/2019 2:47:00 PM
An amazing read full of heartfelt sentiments that are shared by many...it doesn't matter what country you are from, there have been despicable things done. Congrats on your POTD. Well deserved poem.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/18/2019 6:54:00 PM
Thanks Jeanne. ;0)
Date: 9/17/2019 10:49:00 PM
WoW! Richard, This is poetry at it's finest. I found it to be deep and thought provoking. Sometimes I wish we all ( mankind) can see through the eyes of little kids( before they saw color). At that stage in life ( we) really were color blind. Thanks for writing such a well written and potent write. Congratulations on getting the poem of day. It was well deserved:-) Alexis
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/17/2019 11:14:00 PM
If I could favourite a comment, this would be high on the list. Thanks Alexis.
Date: 9/17/2019 8:33:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD, a well deserved honor!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/17/2019 10:34:00 PM
Thanks Tania.
Date: 9/17/2019 7:15:00 PM
Your potent insight is portrayed beautifully within the grace of your poetic lines. Well done, Richard. Congratulations on your wonderful and well deserved recognition with POTD honors. Warmest wishes always my friend.. ~Susan
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/17/2019 10:34:00 PM
Thanks for such a thoughtful comment. Blessings Richard.
Date: 9/17/2019 6:42:00 PM
As a wise man once said, 'Never look back... there are no birds in last years nests.' Get up each morning and make the world a better place. You are and individual... not some cog in a subset that others put you in. Resist. Their goal is to make you look at one hand while they whittle away at your freedoms with the other. Have a great day my friend.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/17/2019 10:38:00 PM
Another wise man said that if you don’t look at the past you are doomed to repeat it. I think if we are so concerned with our own freedom at the expense of another’s freedom we are not truly free. Thanks for commenting David.
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David McHattie
Date: 9/17/2019 6:44:00 PM
Date: 9/17/2019 4:23:00 PM
As usual, a splendid write, Richard:-) Heartiest congratulations on a well-deserved POTD recognition!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/17/2019 11:12:00 PM
Thanks Edward, much appreciated. ;0)
Date: 9/17/2019 2:54:00 PM
A very good repost... congrats on potd..
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/17/2019 11:15:00 PM
Thanks Silent.
Date: 9/17/2019 2:20:00 PM
Hello my old friend; sorry I haven't been in touch. The couple back surgeries this year have me a bit exhausted ...mentally I've been a bit stalled. But I'm still kicking lol! I see your mind still expanding; still makes me smile :) Thank you for peeking in on me from time to time. I hope you and your beautiful wife have been well! Take care Rick
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/18/2019 12:27:00 AM
Yes we are well, it has been a good summer. So nice to see you Flo. I hope you are making a full recovery. Hugs Rick.
Date: 9/17/2019 1:35:00 PM
"We all took part in shameful things" In Today's World- it is Follow the Leader. When, many should be Standing Up for the Truth. Those Rose Colored Glasses I am looking through, I see the same issues as You. Even through clear glasses, everything looks scrambled. Sad indeed. Congratulations Richard, on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 9/18/2019 7:04:00 AM
:) You are very welcome.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/18/2019 12:29:00 AM
Rose coloured does make it easier. Thanks for your thoughts. ;0)
Date: 9/17/2019 1:20:00 PM
I agree Richard, "all for one and one for all" as the Musketeers said , why should only the privileged reap the gains of wealth - well penned dear friend and congratulations on an amazing honour of POTD being awarded and bestowed upon you. Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/18/2019 12:30:00 AM
Great response. Hugs Rick.
Date: 9/17/2019 11:18:00 AM
Nice verse...I like the way you expressed yourself...there're many colors invisible to us...maybe we should be a little more blind...Congratulations Richard on POTD
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/18/2019 7:46:00 AM
Yes so true.
Date: 9/17/2019 9:52:00 AM
Well done that man. Wonderful write, in terms of content, language and rhythm. Just my sort of thing. Congratulations on POTD Richard.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/18/2019 7:55:00 AM
I’m glad it is your cup of tea. Thanks Rick.
Date: 9/17/2019 9:52:00 AM
Lots of thought to this poem. We are all different and we see and hear things differently and I've been accused of just seeing the good in all.. Congratulations on POTD, well deserved. Eve
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/18/2019 7:54:00 AM
A wonderful thing to be guilty of. I must admit I’m a co conspirator. I too look for the good in people. Most times I can find it. When I can’t, I haven’t looked close enough.
Date: 9/17/2019 9:35:00 AM
Back with congrats on poem of the day, Richard.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/18/2019 7:56:00 AM
Thanks Vijay.
Date: 9/17/2019 7:58:00 AM
- True, powerful and excellent written Richard - Congratulations on yours p.o.t.d. :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/17/2019 8:21:00 AM
Thanks Anne-Lise. Hugs Rick.
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