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Wordaholic

I want conversations 
with writers and poets
The wise the wacky 
the dark and the stoic 
I need to drink your words
I fear my disease is chronic 
The name of my affliction
I think it’s wordaholic

Writers and poets
Dig down to the deep
Some are more honest
Others have secrets to keep
Some can herd cats
or people like sheep
If you tell a good story
I’ll sacrifice my sleep

The complicated mind
Within phrases revealed
Multilayered thinking
Special nuggets concealed
Tongues sharp and precise 
master poets do wield
If used like a surgeon 
The recipient is healed

So talk to me wordsmiths
all of you clever poets
The wise the wacky
The dark and the stoic
I want to drink your words
Yes my disease is chronic
The name of my affliction 
I think it’s wordaholic!




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Date: 9/8/2019 3:35:00 PM
Hi Richard, a wonderful write from an exceptional pen, or you can turn that around if you wish. You are a wordaholic, you string your words together in such interesting ways. Love the content of this excellent piece. I drown in your words my friend, emotions sing from me each time i READ FROM YOU. A fave. Have a wonderful Monday. Your friend always.....Mike.
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Date: 8/12/2019 8:43:00 PM
Love it!! Not a bad way to be!!! Especially with the words and combinations you send our way.
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Date: 8/7/2019 11:09:00 PM
damn that was good
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/8/2019 7:34:00 AM
Thanks.
Date: 7/29/2019 12:14:00 PM
Hello Richard, I now have a new way of looking at myself after reading this poem.When you think of it,we are all wordacholic. Enjoyed this poem. Hugs Darlene
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 7/30/2019 2:52:00 PM
hello Richard,you are so welcome. hugs. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/29/2019 12:46:00 PM
Thanks Darlene. Hugs back to you. ;0)
Date: 7/28/2019 11:05:00 AM
You have invaded my thoughts. Thank You..... Cal Bambi
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/28/2019 1:36:00 PM
Thanks Cal.
Date: 7/28/2019 3:49:00 AM
what a fun poem Rick, I especially loved about herding cats as a I saw a hilarious video of that title. thanks for making me smile and many congrats on POTW:-) I've learned so so much since i started writing and guess I can hold my hand up and confess I'm a wordaholic and i'm thankful there is not cure!!hugs jan xx
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/28/2019 8:15:00 AM
Great response, thanks Jan, hugs Rick.
Date: 7/27/2019 7:45:00 PM
this is FANTABULOUS. A fave on this one!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/28/2019 12:09:00 AM
Thanks Andrea. ;0)
Date: 7/27/2019 3:49:00 PM
Richard! This is brilliant! A FAV. Workaholic...yes! Panagiota Thank you.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/28/2019 12:10:00 AM
Thanks Panagiota. Much appreciated.
Date: 7/27/2019 4:12:00 AM
Great choice for POTW
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/27/2019 9:00:00 AM
Thanks.
Date: 7/26/2019 4:29:00 PM
What fun you have written, I want to sing to my kitten. Loved it all. hehe. Ann
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/27/2019 9:01:00 AM
Thanks Ann.
Date: 7/25/2019 12:45:00 PM
How nifty and original Richard!! Great use of words! Loved reading it!! -Smita
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/25/2019 3:12:00 PM
Thanks Smita.
Date: 7/24/2019 10:30:00 AM
I really enjoyed your creativity, Richard.. Wonderfully penned!! So unique and realistic.. Bravo!! Congratulations on your POTW.. This is a fav for me! Have a blessed day..
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/24/2019 10:55:00 AM
You as well. ;0)
Date: 7/23/2019 10:18:00 AM
Careful what you ask for! Love this Richard! POTW congrats!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/23/2019 12:30:00 PM
Thanks Nina. ;0)
Date: 7/22/2019 10:16:00 AM
It reads like you were having fun...and you did it with class...Congratulations Richard...You were the master poet in this write...
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/22/2019 10:51:00 AM
Thanks once again Arturo. Blessings Richard.
Date: 7/21/2019 9:22:00 PM
Thanks to all. I will be back to visit each of you soon.
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Date: 7/21/2019 8:34:00 PM
G'day Richard ... great poem to read. Marvelous topic, and involves the way of most poets and writers; forever seekers of words - thank you Richard - Lindsay
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Date: 7/21/2019 6:44:00 PM
Ooohhh, so that's what it's called. :) Cool beans!!! Words seem to follow me. Guess that's a good thing, being that I am a poetess. This is cute, clever and creative. I like it. Congratulations Richard, on poem of the Week. A Wordaholic you are!!! Never change. :) Brandy
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Date: 7/21/2019 6:30:00 PM
A very special poem - makes all of us feel welcome to write as best we can. The poem was a real treat, and the comments, too. Congratulations!!!!
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Date: 7/21/2019 1:38:00 PM
This is really excellent Rick! I am am married to a workaholic and he works circles around me. I used to feel guilty but I grew to except that I do not have as much energy as he does. When it comes to poetry, I have been known to stay up all night reading, however. So I totally relate to this wonderful poem! Congratulations on your very deserving POTW! I must put this gem in my Faves! xxoo : )
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Date: 7/21/2019 11:26:00 AM
Such a beautiful affliction, indeed! Your insightful artistry is reflected in your exceptional poem, Richard. Poetic brilliance! Congratulations on your wonderful and well deserved recognition with POTW honors. Warmest wishes always my friend.. ~Susan
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Date: 7/21/2019 9:26:00 AM
Back to congratulate you on POTW, a well deserved recognition with this gem! :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/21/2019 9:56:00 AM
What a nice surprise! Thanks.
Date: 7/21/2019 9:01:00 AM
Nearly missed this one Richard, its a gem of a verse. Congratulations on POTW. Tom.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/21/2019 9:56:00 AM
Thanks so much Tom!
Date: 7/17/2019 5:05:00 PM
Hey Rick good stuff. If we're not wordaholics we might just best stay home!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/17/2019 5:09:00 PM
Thanks for the visit.
Date: 7/17/2019 4:11:00 PM
Hi, my name is Michelle, and I am a Wordaholic-
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 7/21/2019 9:00:00 AM
Love your comment Michelle
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Son of Spock
Date: 7/17/2019 5:04:00 PM
Something tragic happened in your youth, no doubt
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/17/2019 4:55:00 PM
Ha ha, best comment if the day!
Date: 7/17/2019 6:24:00 AM
I like the tribute to pay to wordsmiths, the flexibility you give to them. "The wise the wacky The dark and the stoic" - depends on the minute of the day also, right? Sweet write!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/17/2019 7:31:00 AM
Thanks Caren.
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