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Read Poems by Richard Lamoureux

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Blade so blue

Friend, you may view me as piteous
for my form is quite hideous
Bloodstained hands I cannot clean
even though I'm fastidious
I accidently killed the queen

This deed beyond my conception
I promised my queen protection
My sword I swung it in the dark
towards a ghostly reflection
It struck my Queen leaving its mark

There she lay upon the threshold
Although young I then felt so old
Dismal in spirit for I loved her true
I beg you to be swift and bold
Take my life with a blade of blue

Copyright © Richard Lamoureux | Year Posted 2017


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  1. Date: 10/21/2017 10:04:00 AM

    I must admit your references alluded my simple mind until I read your comment. After, it became quite clear and I found your poem, though a bit sad, quite delightful.
  1. Date: 10/17/2017 8:01:00 AM

    This would devastate someone who's love was active. I'm sitting here thinking about if I had made the mistake of killing the love of my life. Every waking moment would be torture knowing the blood on my hands would never dry in memory. Some good ink indeed!
  1. Date: 10/12/2017 9:23:00 PM

    Excellent rendering of a grisly event, Richard. Your poetic breadth is resplendently shown. Another mighty fine piece of prose. Heart glow poetry. Love and joy always.
  1. Date: 10/10/2017 1:00:00 AM

    The poem is beautiful composed. The q words, the lines, the rhyme and it flow, are a true depiction of beauty. Brilliant!
  1. Date: 10/8/2017 1:27:00 PM

    Enjoy the wedding! Make wonderful memories. I'm so happy for you. Congrats, dear. May it be a blessed union for your son. Hugs....PS, Love to your Mom!
  1. Date: 10/8/2017 2:41:00 AM

    Great write, Richard. I think with William and Kate set to take on the Monarchy next, the people will still be enthralled by royalty. However, this is a great piece to show others who are dissatisfied with royalty. What a splendid write.
  1. Date: 10/6/2017 10:56:00 PM

    wow this is deep, I like the metaphor of blue blood. amazing, Rick, hope you and your family are well
  1. Date: 10/5/2017 5:40:00 PM

    A great metaphoric depiction on the so called blue bloods. As time goes on society dictates change A lot of my Canadian friends say they are British Subjects and (which they are) but too me most Canadians are live and let live. To me they are just Canadians.
  1. Date: 10/5/2017 12:30:00 PM

    Silent One asked about my metaphor. Here is my explanation. His guilt overwhelmed him and he wished to join her in death. Blue blade referring to blue blood and the death of the monarchy. It symbolizes a way of life in Britain which is being slowly cut away. The Reflection is the dissatisfaction with self and self loathing which results in the attack.
  1. Date: 10/5/2017 10:16:00 AM

    Great quintain Richard. I fave this too. It's fantastic.
  1. Date: 10/5/2017 8:37:00 AM

    Once love is lost we feel we can't go on... terrific Richard
  1. Date: 10/5/2017 6:59:00 AM

    Hmm.. I am trying to work out the metaphor.. I have an idea, but dont know whether to say it..
  1. Date: 10/5/2017 3:36:00 AM

    - Really great written Richard ... impressive and proficient ! - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 10/4/2017 7:16:00 PM

    What a take,loved this poem, and yes a Fav!