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Sweet Tooth

When I have a bag of candy I have oh so many friends They all come gather around me But it don’t last, it always ends I guess I aint that special I’ve never been cool it’s true Still I just wanna fit in All I want is a friend or two So I steal me another dollar From daddy’s jacket behind the door Then I head on down the street back to the corner store The man behind the counter He asks me “What’s your choice?” “Please, some red blue and green ones.” I answer with in a quiet voice. He hands me my bag of candy I pray it’s a magical treat That someone might then like me and not disappear after they eat They like jelly beans and jawbreakers For my treats everyone pretends I’m just like one of them and we’re all the best of friends.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 3/13/2020 12:11:00 AM
A very clever poem
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/13/2020 7:26:00 AM
Thanks Simon. ;0)
Date: 12/27/2019 8:18:00 AM
I am also thinking of that little corner store, just across from the school. We were not allowed there, but boy did we go ...
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/27/2019 9:23:00 AM
Thanks Kai, blessings for the New Year.
Date: 12/19/2019 7:45:00 AM
We had a corner store less than a block away from our home and they sold penny candy back then. 25 cent got you a nice bag of candy. I'm giving away my age by saying this was back in the early 60's So, yes! your poem takes me back. Nicely done.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/27/2019 9:23:00 AM
Thanks Robert, blessings for the New Year.
Date: 12/4/2019 1:03:00 PM
I've yet to figure out why some friends leave and some stay. The ones that stay count. Those that leave are like butterflies. Let them go and enjoy lifel Panagiota xxx
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Date: 10/21/2019 1:46:00 PM
I did that once or twice myself...I still remember, I must have been 5 or 6...guiltiness never left...Wonderful write...
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Date: 10/19/2019 1:39:00 PM
Wow no wonder this piece has so many comments, most of your writes (if not all) have a social message. Sad how those little kids grow up and still want to be loved and to fit in, candy doesn't cut it when you're an adult, so they use other things. Users are not true friends we know that! Great write, enjoyed!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/19/2019 3:34:00 PM
Thanks my friend.
Date: 10/18/2019 11:14:00 AM
Hi Richard, such a true write. In my younger days I did try that approach and what you write is what happened. Later, I won through the hatred by perseverance. I always remember the early years though. Your poem does bring back so many memories. It seems that fitting in is not something I can do too well. Still, I have a few true friends and that is all that matters. This poem sings in its truth, painting such vivid pictures in my mind. Have a wonderful Friday. Your friend always....Mike. A Fave
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/18/2019 11:52:00 AM
You as well Mike. ;0)
Date: 10/16/2019 9:45:00 AM
How true! Real friends are not there for candy or whatever else they can get. I mean all through life! My Dad told me some people are not friends but great actors, when you need them they are nowhere to be found. Shakespeare was right! " all the world's a stage". Panagiota
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/18/2019 11:53:00 AM
Wise dad. Thanks for your visit. ;0)
Date: 10/14/2019 10:42:00 PM
A True Friend will Stay, no matter what!! You have soooo many friends here, true friends. What you have expressed, through your words- happens in reality. So sad indeed. Hey, Richard!! I am staying, and you didn't have to offer me Candy. Thank you for being here, for being You. :) Brandy
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/15/2019 7:18:00 AM
What a sweet comment. Thanks Brandy. Hugs Rick
Date: 10/8/2019 7:48:00 PM
I know the feeling well my friend. But with friends like that who needs enemies. Well spoken. God Bless, JB
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/8/2019 9:06:00 PM
Blessings to you as well Judy.
Date: 10/7/2019 5:28:00 AM
I was always sitting by myself under a tree not sharing anything, not interested in candy either. But this poem is fun to read and I have SEEN this scenario in action and it is TRUE that it happens every single day. Someone gets hurt when the candy is gone.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/7/2019 6:16:00 AM
Thanks for the visit Caren.. ;0)
Date: 10/6/2019 7:20:00 PM
G'day Richard … it's sad but true, we cannot buy friendship, but sometimes deeds like this can lead to a lasting friendship. Try crystalized ginger next time - Lindsay
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/7/2019 6:16:00 AM
I’ll give that a try. ;0)
Date: 9/28/2019 8:36:00 PM
Sad that some won't stick around when the candy's gone. A true friend will be your friend is spite of the candy. Poetic hugs, Juliet.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/29/2019 12:07:00 AM
Thanks Juliet, the comment and hug are appreciated.
Date: 9/28/2019 3:37:00 PM
This one is so sad and moving. There are users out there--and those susceptible to them! Janice
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/28/2019 8:09:00 PM
Thanks Janice. Yes that is so true.
Date: 9/27/2019 8:38:00 PM
working with children i see this often, the kid with the candy or gum handing it out just to have friends, but when they don't have it, they aren't important...good write Rick, enjoyed the read :) hugs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/28/2019 7:23:00 AM
Thanks and a big hug.
Date: 9/27/2019 7:20:00 PM
lol, I remember those candy days too dear Richard, they say you know who your true friends by who sticks around after the sweets are gone, nice write dear poet.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/28/2019 7:22:00 AM
That is true. ;0)
Date: 9/27/2019 2:44:00 PM
Hi Rick, Please go back to The Farm across the road for my reply. Hugs, Jenny.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/27/2019 4:19:00 PM
Ok.
Date: 9/27/2019 2:14:00 PM
It reminds me a little of the prodigal son... he had many "friends" until he ran out of money. It's sad to think we're only liked for what material things we have to give. Your poem illustrates the need we all have for acceptance and love.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/27/2019 5:04:00 PM
That’s a great parallel thought. Often the people we want so badly to be friends lack the qualifications.
Date: 9/27/2019 1:49:00 AM
This was enough right here, my friend: "I pray it’s a magical treat That someone might then like me and not disappear after they eat." Wow!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/27/2019 8:06:00 AM
Thanks Dear Caren, I could not ask for a sweeter comment. Hugs Rick.
Date: 9/26/2019 8:56:00 PM
Now It's pizza and beer but I have to wait for my father's social security check so I can pick his pocket for the necessary 50 bucks it takes. lol This brings back memories, and thanks for stopping by and your kind comments
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/27/2019 8:06:00 AM
My pleasure Jerry.
Date: 9/26/2019 2:17:00 PM
Hi Richard children and adults don't differ that much - we all want to be accepted, whether or not we are depends on how human we are - if I could rewind the past, I would be so happy to be your friend, Candy is great though) and now, today, I feel honoured to have met you through poetry soup a faith inspired, honest and kind poet! Hugs, Jennifer.
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JENNIFER PROXENOS
Date: 9/27/2019 2:41:00 PM
Hi Rick, please go back to your comment and my reply In The Farm across the Road. Hugs, Jenny.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/27/2019 8:08:00 AM
The pleasure is mine Jennifer. Thanks so much for such a sensitive and kind response to my poem. Hugs Rick.
Date: 9/26/2019 6:44:00 AM
I’m welling up ! Sad but lovely :-) x
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/26/2019 8:11:00 AM
Thanks Elaine.
Date: 9/25/2019 5:35:00 PM
Great fun poem. My son loves the jelly beans.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 9/28/2019 7:06:00 PM
I wasnt being critical my friend. I think it a very fine piece and the fun comment was me remembering my son's great fondness and pleadings for me to buy candy jellybeans when we were at the mall.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/26/2019 8:13:00 AM
I guess I missed the mark, I wasn’t going for fun.
Date: 9/25/2019 4:15:00 PM
Ahh!! Sad one. I like those Jelly Beans..Maybe you could invite me over. LOL..Thanks for dropping by my page. Sara
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/26/2019 8:17:00 AM
My pleasure Sara.
Date: 9/24/2019 8:37:00 AM
Aww...you bring childhood to life! You’ve brought clarity to the needs of the lonely child! I love it!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/24/2019 8:40:00 AM
Thanks Kim, hugs Rick.
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