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Start at the start ask your questions Although I’m no priest I will hear your confession Divulge your sins no judgement or correction Within my skeleton closet I have my own sin collection Off the mirror of my silvered mind you might witness your reflection Dive deep into my psyche I’ll gladly offer protection Our humanity is sacred within it find connection Choose what power you need embrace our connection Access to my mind is translucent screen thin A bridge across the distance you can easily gaze within I’ll instinctively grasp your hand I’ve been where you’ve been So let’s start where we’ve started before the barrier of sin Together finding treasures hidden within No need to worry or regret your choice I wholeheartedly embrace the sound of your voice You offer me mystical music free from vibrational noise I hear and listen to you free willingly by choice Heart being deeply touched Joyful eyes become moist Together our inner children play as we both rejoice Feel your heart beating slower As your breath becomes shallower There is strength in release it connects you to your power A life can change in a moment or be transformed in an hour So rise up, climb up to the top of the tower At the edge of the universe light up the night sky You are born to be a transcendent meteor shower. Response to Elaine Perrin’s “Help Me Please” poem

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Date: 6/1/2020 10:31:00 AM
So uplifting and beautiful. Why aren't there more understanding people like you in the world... hugs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/1/2020 11:14:00 AM
You are kind, hugs back Eileen.
Date: 12/19/2019 10:36:00 AM
Beautiful beryl poetry, R. Reux!! Such divine rumination regarding our common humanity. You expressed this spiritual connection w/dazzling sapphire strokes of prism brilliance. A poetic masterpiece!! Going into the fave file for sure. LAMBLA! Love and more blessed love always!
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Date: 11/4/2019 7:07:00 AM
What we have to remember is - Let Go, Let God. "There is strength in release it connects you to your power" Nicely penned Richard.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/4/2019 7:51:00 AM
I agree Caren.
Date: 11/1/2019 11:00:00 AM
I just re-read this out of 'curiosity'/genuine interest, and am deeply impressed with your poetic approach to the subjects you tackle. Can't remember reading a Richard Lamoureux poem that hasn't challenged my thinking in a profound way. Bravo, Poet! Cheers, Gershon
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Date: 10/25/2019 12:15:00 PM
As always a well written deeply formed poem, I have always enjoyed your poems that give a silver sliver of spiritual connection for anyone that is aware of something Divine that flows in the Universe.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/4/2019 8:07:00 AM
Thanks Linda.
Date: 10/19/2019 6:08:00 PM
When Buddha was asked kinda metaphysical questions about the meaning of life, death, etc., he kept silence. Once his disciples asked him why he never answers. "If an arrow hits a man, - Buddha said, - he does not ask who made the arrow, who loosed it and why it hit him. First he takes out the arrow and heals the wound." Buddha was a listener)
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Linda Milgate
Date: 10/25/2019 12:07:00 PM
a great reminder!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/19/2019 6:11:00 PM
I like it.
Date: 10/18/2019 11:31:00 AM
Richard amazing write (as usual) very uplifting and inspiring!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/18/2019 11:54:00 AM
Thanks so much Constance.
Date: 10/18/2019 4:33:00 AM
Hi Richard, this is most definitely you. I love the content of this excellent write. A life can change in a moment, these words are so true Richard. I am so glad I dropped by and read this most wonderful poetic piece. You use the full scope of the free verse form mu friend. A Fav. Have a wonderful Friday. Your friend always....Mike.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/18/2019 8:28:00 AM
Thanks buddy.
Date: 10/17/2019 4:58:00 AM
Love the write Richard...Well done
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/17/2019 8:32:00 AM
Thanks Arturo. ;0)
Date: 10/16/2019 7:22:00 PM
Perhaps you've missed your calling: Life Coach / Confidante!! Excellent write! Warm wishes, gw
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/17/2019 8:33:00 AM
Thanks Gershon.
Date: 10/16/2019 1:37:00 PM
- A wonderful poem, Richard :) - Words of truth and reality, my friend :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/17/2019 8:39:00 AM
Thanks Anne Lise, hugs Rick.
Date: 10/16/2019 11:57:00 AM
Certainly a brilliant response, Richard..I felt the depth of your write: A life can change in a moment or be transformed in an hour So rise up, climb up to the top of the tower..words from an enlightened pen.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/17/2019 8:36:00 AM
Thanks Vijay. ;0)
Date: 10/16/2019 11:03:00 AM
wow i read and loved her poem, great inspiration for this gem you penned... this is an excellent write Rick, shows your compassion shining through :) hugs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/17/2019 8:37:00 AM
You are sweet, thanks Sandra. Hugs Rick.
Date: 10/16/2019 8:28:00 AM
WoW! Richard, What a deep and compassionate response. I must read the poem that inspired a write such as this. Have a fantastic day:-) Alexis
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/16/2019 8:31:00 AM
Thanks Alexis. ;0)
Date: 10/16/2019 1:51:00 AM
A compassionate and empathetic piece ~ very nice qualities to share with someone who might be in need. I really enjoyed this piece, Richard.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/16/2019 7:51:00 AM
Thanks HT, I’m pleased you enjoyed it.
Date: 10/15/2019 3:16:00 PM
despite your generous intent, this poem has a 'thriller' element to it, rich... superb!...huggs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/16/2019 7:52:00 AM
Thanks dear Nette, hugs Rick.
Date: 10/14/2019 11:44:00 AM
Oh goodness, it was her funny poem on what chocolate to pick!!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/14/2019 12:10:00 PM
I was inspired by the first two thirds before I knew it was chocolate. ;0)
Date: 10/14/2019 11:41:00 AM
I think to fully understand this one, I'll need to see Elaine's. This seems like a priest at first. Then just simply a very good listening friend but then at the end i was getting the idea of the grim reaper!! Telling the person to let go and transcend the universe! (probably got the last part wrong) Anyway, it's a thought provoking poem, Richard. Now I go to see Elaine's!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/14/2019 12:07:00 PM
Nope not a grim reaper. Just her embracing her essence at the end of the poem which is more of a beginning for her.
Date: 10/14/2019 4:57:00 AM
Rick, love this poem, so true to life, we do all have skeleton's in our closet and need someone to lean on at times, a nice supportive and inviting poem!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/14/2019 8:33:00 AM
Thanks Tania. ;0)
Date: 10/13/2019 11:28:00 PM
Warm and welcoming... pR
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/14/2019 8:34:00 AM
Thanks Panagiota. Hugs Rick.
Date: 10/13/2019 4:46:00 PM
Great poem. So inviting.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/14/2019 8:34:00 AM
Thanks Juliet, blessings Rick.
Date: 10/13/2019 11:29:00 AM
Hi Rick - I don't know why but people always tell me their deep dark secrets. You are an awesome talented poet, I know I have said this before, but with this poem, I reiterate my previous comments, an excellent write and worthy of a 1st placing. Hugs, Jennifer.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/13/2019 11:35:00 AM
Hi Jennifer, you are kind. It’s not for a contest so I will take your first place comment as lovely gift. Hugs Rick.
Date: 10/12/2019 10:03:00 AM
Wow! I’m so happy my poem inspired you to write this beautiful response. I absolutely love it and it’s going into my favourites :-) x
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/12/2019 10:56:00 AM
Hi Elaine, I’m pleased you enjoyed it. You bring a smile to my morning.
Date: 10/12/2019 9:38:00 AM
Richard, this wonderful poem says what we all want to hear when we just need to TALK to someone--just need to share. Janice
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/12/2019 10:52:00 AM
Thanks Janice, hugs Rick.
Date: 10/11/2019 2:01:00 PM
Rick I always love stopping by to read you! I simply love your work!;)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/11/2019 4:36:00 PM
Thanks Brenda, you are kind.
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