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The overlapping of me and us three
Of who I was and who I turned out to be
I never ever felt I was good enough 
Or tuff enough to deal with that stuff

Gentleness inside grew like a flower
by day by night hour by hour
Yet I’m not some shrinking violet 
I did not could not would not cower
I allowed soft to become my superpower 

No bitter bone or heart like stone
A soft voice without the sappy happy tone
Those who need me won’t be left all alone
My minds not made to be judgmental 
even when others might feel anger prone

So I’m okay with me 
and who you two became too
We each have our ways to be true
I’m thankful we escaped our blue
Finding our best way through 
We are more than what we were
or even all the things we’ve done or do
Nothing is everything 
Thankfully overlapping old ways 
make way for the new.

Myself an my siblings each dealt with the trauma of our childhood in our own ways. When I was younger I had trouble accepting their different ways. Time is  a lense that helps us view the past with more clarity.

Copyright © Richard Lamoureux | Year Posted 2021


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Date: 7/25/2021 2:45:00 AM

Soul-stirring poetry, Richard. Acceptance is the bond of self-awareness. Thanks for giving us insight into this profound poem, my dear friend. Love and more love always.
Date: 7/24/2021 8:25:00 PM

Beautifully woven, Richard. To me, the underlying (great) significance here is that your relationship continues, despite the blue beginning and all the twists and turns. May you all continue to appreciate each other. Thanks for sharing this. Happiness Forever, Gershon
Date: 7/24/2021 1:10:00 PM

Getting older brings wisdom and memories of the past certainly look a lot clearer. Hope your weekend is going well Richard. Tom
Date: 7/24/2021 11:29:00 AM

As we grow older we begin to see the role we played at home as we were growing up. We all played our part and some of us, survived by different means, Its nice when we are old to realize we made it through and the best part is when we realize, we turned out more then jus ok, lovely write that goes straight for the heart, Thank you Richard.
Date: 7/24/2021 9:08:00 AM

wow, this is amazing and heartfelt. A fave for me!!