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Warts and all

Warts and all

She made a mistake 
when she kissed  a toad
No castle or carriage 
She chose a rough road
He had a few warts
he wasn't debonair or cool
Others scoffed and they laughed
But our toad wasn't a fool

For love was a potion
He knew she believed
He tried so very hard
With his heart he achieved
For she was so lovely
So caring and serene
concerned only with his heart
Not the places he'd been

It wasn't very easy 
it was in fact it was tough
to be in love with a princess
and have less than enough
But she never complained
Not a whimper or cry
She said he was amazing
He was her special guy

So he worked night and day
from the inside he grew
he became all he could be
the Prince that she knew
Yes they found their happy
Him kind and never a jerk
Love indeed conquers all
with a smidgen of hard work

Together they built castles
chariots and other things
Traveled on positive thoughts
and the gifts that love brings
So if you see a toad smiling
know that that toad is just me
a kiss from my princess
thankfully set me free









Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 1/30/2017 11:10:00 AM
Love the story and choice of expression Richard, congrats on POTW!
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Date: 1/28/2017 5:50:00 PM
Wow this is sooo lovely! Congrats Richard on POTW
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Date: 1/28/2017 9:52:00 AM
So life like. I loved it. Brilliant peace!!
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Date: 1/27/2017 7:49:00 PM
Just wonderful, Richard. I love it. It's a story. It's a poem. It's a romance with a happy ending. I want to go kiss a frong now! Carole Duet
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Date: 1/25/2017 10:31:00 PM
Congrats Richard. POTW! Lovely quatrain
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/26/2017 8:05:00 AM
Thanks Jannie.
Date: 1/23/2017 9:03:00 PM
WoW! Richard, what a good with a great message. Congratulations on getting the poem of the week. It was well deserved:-) Alexis
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/26/2017 8:06:00 AM
Thanks Alexis.
Date: 1/23/2017 4:18:00 PM
I just saw POTW too! congrats Richard!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/26/2017 8:06:00 AM
Thanks Arthur.
Date: 1/22/2017 5:55:00 PM
This truly beautiful. I love it much. Congrats!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/26/2017 8:07:00 AM
Thanks Marlyn.
Date: 1/21/2017 8:00:00 PM
ahhh, this is so so sweet and beautiful Richard! I can only dream! :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/26/2017 8:07:00 AM
Thanks Arthur, it feels like a dream.
Date: 1/20/2017 6:33:00 PM
I did enjoy this one.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/26/2017 8:09:00 AM
Thanks Sunlite.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/26/2017 8:08:00 AM
Thanks Sunlite.
Date: 1/18/2017 10:07:00 AM
So nice Rick and so true, I can certainly relate, although haven't figured out how to fly yet!A7 Hey did you hear Mark Masseys tune he put to my lyrics, check it out very satisfying to hear words put to music. Take care.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/18/2017 10:25:00 AM
Thanks John, I'll check it out.
Date: 1/17/2017 12:07:00 PM
Such a feel-good poem, Richard. Brought smiles and ... a smidgen of a tear. This poem moves w/good rhythm and has plenty of bounce and verve to it. This baby is a poetic café carryout classic. Lovely, charming poem. Great write. Love and joy to you.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/17/2017 1:55:00 PM
Thanks Freddie, I'm still smiling after receiving your gem this morning!
Date: 1/17/2017 7:14:00 AM
A very positive take. Great poem. A big seven.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/17/2017 8:25:00 AM
Thanks Armand. Great to see you.
Date: 1/16/2017 11:43:00 AM
A friend once said we have to kiss a lot of toads to find a frog and then if we are lucky the frog turns into a prince He also said that frogs have long tongues Wonder what he meant by that Well done a 7 from me Love Mom
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/17/2017 8:25:00 AM
Bad mommy! Thanks, love Rick.
Date: 1/16/2017 8:20:00 AM
Ha ha, kudos to your princess for making such a fine flying toad:) excellent story:)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/16/2017 8:34:00 AM
Thanks Jo.
Date: 1/15/2017 6:22:00 PM
I enjoyed your poem very much. Here's to toads flying high!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/16/2017 8:35:00 AM
Thanks Agnes.
Date: 1/15/2017 4:17:00 PM
Richard, I kissed a toad . hahaha. He is somewhat of a prince now (sure has taken him a long time to get there)! I see Lazy dog's comment underneath mine. Lots of toads becoming wonderful princes! Cute poem.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/16/2017 8:35:00 AM
Thanks Andrea.:0)
Date: 1/15/2017 2:18:00 PM
You're building beautiful castles. I don't think you were ever a toad. Check out my latest blog, dear. You'll know a little of where I've been. Hugs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/16/2017 8:37:00 AM
Great blog, FJ is amazing.
Date: 1/15/2017 1:42:00 PM
You were definitely worth of becoming the prince.How lovely this is...She is a lucky lady.A fave.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/16/2017 8:38:00 AM
You are sweet.
Date: 1/15/2017 1:14:00 PM
Your story made me smile Richard I'm sure your lovely wife loves this love story - may toads continue to fly high on the wings of love:-) hugs Jan xx
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/16/2017 8:39:00 AM
Hi Jan, I'm glad I could ad a smile to your day.
Date: 1/15/2017 10:21:00 AM
I love this poem. Richard. Very creative and fun. The sad part is, all frogs are not princes. Some of us are just toads:(
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/15/2017 10:49:00 AM
Thanks Daniel.:0) it seems I am in good company my friend. The world needs us flying toads, it beats the heck out of sitting on a toad stool!