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The Old Wooden Bench

The old wooden bench with the high back
Carefully covered with a soft cushion
Drew her to come, sit, enjoy this morn's slack
And view the fog as it covered Orion

The bench held her in its arms many days
Her books and glasses felt comfortable lying there
On afternoons a scented shawl thrown blase'
He would visit her each day his life share

Today her scent lingered, her glasses lay
Nowhere was she seen; small footsteps led away
In his heart alarm bells rang with dismay
Rain pours 'pon the old bench_ grief display

If only he had not kept her confined 
And let her spirit with his freely align


Sponsor: Black Eyed Susan
Contest: On A Bench

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  1. Date: 3/29/2013 5:13:00 PM
    lovely to see this on the list. Congrats, Sara. Hope you are having a great day.

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 7:18:00 AM
    Wonderful and splendid write,Sara...Congrats on your superb win in this contest....Ride on pal.....

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 6:38:00 AM
    congrats on the win Sara :))

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 10:23:00 PM
    Sara, stopping by to say hi, and wish you an early Happy Easter, just in case I don't have time to stop by in the next few days. take care and have yourself a good one~ Always & Forever *LINDA"

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 7:53:00 AM
    Sara, I love sonnets in general and even more, sonnets as well written as this. It covers all the bases from image to metaphor and personification. I've read 4 times and see more in a different way each time. Faving this Sara!

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 3:56:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Sara love xx

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 8:29:00 PM
    Im going to be thinking of this story for awhile. Good for you..congrats. BG

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 5:42:00 PM
    Sara I loved your poem....congrats....Donna

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 5:22:00 PM
    Congratulations Sara. This is intriguing. I want to hear the rest of the story. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 1:29:00 PM
    Nicely done, clever twist. Congrats on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 10:23:00 AM
    I loved the twist at the end, a very good verse, too "If only he had not kept her confined| And let her spirit with his freely align". Enjoyed the read, Sara :)

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 5:44:00 PM
    This is good. I can just picture the bench all by it's self. Good for contest. Lucilla

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 3:47:00 AM
    Sara truly wonderful how your ending did unfold. I didn't expect it. That's how you keep your readers wide-eyed. Best wishes, Connie

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 11:57:00 PM
    This is really nice how you subtly brought out the sadness. way to get inspired by a contest theme!

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 9:47:00 PM
    Well done Sara ...good luck...Donna

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 8:23:00 AM
    I really enjoyed reading the finished version of this bench poem! You have entered a fantastic write for the should finish very high on the winner's list as this is an outstanding piece! A very enlightening poem, Great Work my friend!!

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 5:41:00 AM
    - Agree with Russell ..... I have great respect of what you write, you have always been the "large" poet in my eyes! - Thanks for letting me read your poems, Sara. - Have a nice day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 3:42:00 PM
    What you have done so far for this write is wonderful Sara! I really enjoyed reading what you have written in this short verse, perfect for the contest! I see you have your books and glasses on your bench too, seems like a good place to sit them doesn't it? This is a glorious write, Great Work!!