Richard L. Provencher

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I have 1906 stories published in 13 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 1052084 times and 135 of my stories have been cherry picked.
6 of my 2,195 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 6 votes

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Richard L. Provencher

Richard is from Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. His enjoyment of the woods combined with contemporary issues form the basis of his writing. Richard is now concentrating on his poetry, which he believes is like a global adventure in a land without borders. His background as a miner, welfare officer, supply teacher, newspaper reporter, and a further 22 years in social services provide him with ample article material.
Richard has work in print and online with literary magazines such as Inscribed, Hudson View, Short Story Library, Ottawa Arts Review, Paragon 111, Tower Poetry, Caduceus, The Danforth Review, Other Voices International, Rubicon Publishing, Writer's Block, The Foliate Oak, Parenting Express, The Penwood Review, and Blue Skies Poetry.

My stories

8 AM Again

Spotted my next door neighbour in his morning ritual – cig and a coffee and a deep breath of smoke whispering away with the wind followed by a gulp...


During a little chat with Jesus I asked why it’s so hard – my Pastoral life spent praising His name into a conversation. Today’s world is filled with...


(This poem acknowledges a parade of snow-ice storms descending upon Nova Scotia lately). Morning buried my feet in chills – was it really -21C as the...

I See Bones

When I see pastures I see bones – of settlers and families once occupying this land – with sweat through toil where potatoes and corn and vegetables...

A Blessing

Setting aside the snowshoes, I paused to catch my breath. Hiking in sub-zero weather does that to you. It’s as if air from the lungs has so many...


6 of my comments have received 6 Great Feedback votes

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Hello friend-writer, I took

Posted on Fri, 30 Nov 2018

Hello friend-writer, I took your kind and excelent suggestions. I am not sure whether I push the button for "a great feedback" which it is, or leave the ABC printed statement alone. Not many of my thanks are recordedIas great statements maybe...

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Posted in The Beginning of the Rainbow

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Love between a mother and son

Posted on Thu, 02 Aug 2018

Love between a mother and son is a true DNA connection. Great thoughts. 

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Posted in Happy Birthday, Mom - Part VI

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Posted on Tue, 05 Jun 2018

ThANK YOU EVERYoNE! for the Cherry, Inspiration you recieved, etc. Your encouragement and support remind me how much I am humbled by good people in this world -- you. I write - I write. RLP

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Posted in It's More Than Poetry

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Your descriptions are

Posted on Sat, 13 Jan 2018

Your descriptions are wonderful.  A really good pussy-cat read. My wife and I recently had to help our precious cat of 19 years stay with us, yes, had to help her on her way to heaven.  

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Posted in finding peace

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Hello PT, Grappling with

Posted on Thu, 12 Dec 2013

Hello PT, Grappling with words is part of the joy of writing. Sometimes I cannot discover the end of my changes, until I return to the very beginning of my poem and start over again. Infrequently there may be two or three versions I like and keep...

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Posted in Somewhere in between

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A powerful epic of love and

Posted on Mon, 09 Dec 2013

A powerful epic of love and caring. The best to you and may the memories and images of grand days follow the movements of your pen.

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Posted in Havisham