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The colors of Happy

The Colours of Happy I am the painter of happy Traveling along life's dark streets listening for the beat Feeling hidden colors with my feet I see the beauty beyond the dark I'm floating within this concrete park leaving my mark Playing tag with a can of paint My art is vibrant I won't settle for faint What you see as ugly it truly aint I'm not afraid of dingy places I let colours flow outside the lines My choices are different kinds Injecting a symphony between life's spaces Color removing tear drop traces Grey shades this paint erases I see possibilities in others faces Finger painting or with a brush I make the concrete blush Beauty awakened with my touch I love the power of yellow If you are down or feeling mellow I just might be the right kinda fellow My flavors are sweet like jello Within these hands I wield a rainbow My tools, stardust and ultra glow From my bowl I pour happy on your soul Until your own light begins to show Watch me move quick when others are slow Wrapping amazing with a platinum bow Let me paint you a different kinda blue bright skied Technicolor the perfect one for you A bubblegum happy kinda chew Grab life and dance do what you want to do Choices many don't settle for so few I can paint you A penny for your thoughts help you realize just what you've got Be the dreamer it will help a lot Choose exciting a life that's red hot Forget Generic there is more to be got Let others choose boring what I offer can't be store bought I'll hand you a brush we can cover more ground flower squirting big footed clowns Spreading happy around that joyful sound Multi colored me and you Unconventional freedom bound our happy can astound! What was lost its been refound Time to open these eyes happy colors surround You too can see just have to look around!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 9/24/2019 9:55:00 AM
Love this colorful poem!
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Date: 10/18/2017 11:56:00 PM
beautiful poem - colourful and well-crafted
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/22/2017 9:35:00 AM
Thanks;0)
Date: 8/23/2016 6:31:00 PM
Oh my god i love it... blue is my favourite colour and yeah love it love it love it.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/23/2016 7:33:00 PM
Thanks Hayley, if I could favorite a comment this one wold be high on the list. If you have time check out my web site www.wisedummypoet.com
Date: 7/28/2016 12:27:00 AM
Very creative great win , congrats!!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/28/2016 9:16:00 AM
Thanks James.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/28/2016 9:13:00 AM
Thanks James.
Date: 7/27/2016 3:00:00 AM
Congrats Richard, for your WIN in the contest, with this fine piece!! ;-)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/28/2016 9:13:00 AM
Thanks Teddy.
Date: 7/25/2016 11:37:00 AM
The painter of happy is an excellent metaphor. Good placing here.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/28/2016 9:12:00 AM
Thanks Michael.
Date: 7/25/2016 11:30:00 AM
What a feel good write. Congratulations on winning with daylight instead of darkness...
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/28/2016 9:12:00 AM
Thanks Charlie, sorry for the delayed response. I just sold my home and with traveling for work and packing when I'm home it's crazy busy.
Date: 7/25/2016 4:17:00 AM
Wow Richard, what a way to begin my day! Favorite lines among many: "Grab life and dance" and "Feeling hidden colors with my feet"...PERFECT! Great tribute to Jack as well...HUGE congratulations - Tim
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/25/2016 8:25:00 AM
Thanks Tim, you are kind.
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Tim Ryerson
Date: 7/25/2016 4:24:00 AM
Great rhyme scheme too! I think you should submit this to PS as new form...
Date: 7/24/2016 10:47:00 PM
Congrats, but I would like to give the name of a form to it or its new..may be. I enjoyed it. :) Sunita
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Sunita U.D Palawon
Date: 7/25/2016 9:57:00 AM
Connection problem at time, a member advised me to delete the one you want by clicking on your outbox and deleting.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/24/2016 11:59:00 PM
Hi Sunita, it's free form but I have added rhyming to it.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/24/2016 11:59:00 PM
Sorry, I don't know why my message repeated.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/24/2016 11:55:00 PM
Hi Sunita, it's free form but I have added rhyming to it.
Date: 7/24/2016 10:27:00 PM
A 7 for this delightful, whimsical, WINNING poem, Richard! Janice
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/24/2016 11:56:00 PM
Thanks Janice much appreciated.
Date: 7/24/2016 5:55:00 PM
What an out burst. I love it. Royal
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/24/2016 7:19:00 PM
Thanks Royal.
Date: 4/2/2015 6:59:00 PM
Richard, Thank you for the sweet reply to my comment. Love LINDA
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Date: 3/29/2015 2:11:00 PM
Richard.. Congrats on the top prize. You paint happy beautifully!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/29/2015 4:55:00 PM
Thanks David!
Date: 3/25/2015 12:59:00 PM
Congrats on this fine first place win, Richard. So proud of you. What a fantastic theme!!! I need rainbow colored hues to chase my blues!! :) Hugs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/29/2015 4:56:00 PM
Thanks, sorry I missed your message some how. A delayed but appreciative hug.
Date: 3/24/2015 4:30:00 PM
clever mate
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/24/2015 7:21:00 PM
Thanks Nicholas.
Date: 3/22/2015 4:43:00 PM
Richards, congratulations on your first place win with this happy and colourful poem, a perfect 7 . . .
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/24/2015 7:22:00 PM
Thanks and a big hug.
Date: 3/22/2015 3:48:00 PM
Hi Richard, Well done. Congratulations. Concrete and colorful. Good for you. Take care. Earl
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/24/2015 7:23:00 PM
You take care as well Earl, thanks for visiting.
Date: 3/22/2015 10:57:00 AM
Big congrats on your fine first place win my friend. A very energetic and creative write that brings smiles to the reader and agreement that happy is exactly what you make of it at any given time. A7 and bravo!!!!!!!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/24/2015 7:24:00 PM
I like your interpretation Robert!
Date: 3/22/2015 9:54:00 AM
An awesome, colorful write, dear Richard. One inspired by a recognized artist in your country. Jack's certainly been spreading joyful color around PS, just like your words did. You have captured in words the visual colors so creatively. A 7 and a fav! :) Kim
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/24/2015 7:25:00 PM
Yes Jack is the master of happy! Thanks for visiting and commenting.
Date: 3/22/2015 8:50:00 AM
So, colourful mission accomplished, Richard. Glad to be back with congrats on your very top placing!! Very merited! // paul
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/24/2015 7:27:00 PM
It was a pleasant surprise Paul. I appreciate you comming back with this kind greeting.
Date: 3/22/2015 8:38:00 AM
Joyful, joyful I adore this free spirited, thrilling splash of happy paint! Congratulations on this top place winner, Richard! Warm hugs, Kimberly
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/24/2015 7:28:00 PM
Thanks Kimberly!
Date: 3/22/2015 8:15:00 AM
Indeed a happy happy poem.. :)! Beautiful top place and I can somehow feel your words as I have done wall painting before.. :)! weeeee, CONGRATULATIONS! //olive eloisa
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/24/2015 7:29:00 PM
Thanks sweet Olive for your kind comment.
Date: 3/22/2015 7:11:00 AM
Congratulations on your Winning top place Richard. It's a good way to start the year.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/24/2015 7:20:00 PM
Thanks Jerry!
Date: 3/21/2015 7:10:00 PM
Congratulations, on your awesome first place win... Your poetry spoke well... Richard. I was happy to look around... Stop by my latest blog "Old Men In Blue Jeans" if you'd like. Have yourself a nice time... LInda
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/22/2015 7:33:00 AM
I liked the picture of the old guy you chose, he looks like a cool dude. Thanks again for picking my "Colors of happy" poem.
Date: 1/12/2015 5:59:00 AM
Holy Moly!!! What an imagination! And the imagery! Outstanding, my friend... Faving this one as a lesson on coloring outside the lines.....
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/12/2015 8:20:00 AM
Thanks Arlene, I'm pleased you enjoyed it.
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