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Dead Man On The Bench

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Dead Man On The Bench

Once alive and very lively he 
was...?
He sat and watched the leaves 
blossom, hoping one day they 
would fall.?
Once alive and very lively he 
was...?
He fed the birds in turn hoping 
they would return for more.?
Once alive and very lively he 
was...?
He shared a secret with a 
person sitting next to him in 
hopes they would never tell it.?
Once alive and very lively he 
was...?
He gives the sad woman words 
of encouragement in hopes of 
her smiling.?Once alive and very 
lively he was...
?He sits on the bench waiting on 
the bus in hopes of it not being 
late.?
Who knew there'd be a Dead 
Man On the Bench who awaits.?
Once alive and very lively he 
was...

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  1. Date: 1/8/2013 2:03:00 PM
    Floyd :-) your poem has been a wonderful write to find on the soups front page... '"Congratulations"" with your awesome featured poem of the week... always~ LINDA