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On A Bench

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On A Bench

I was sitting on a bench, by the sunshine being drenched
When a strange situation took place
Someone sat next to me; from where he came I didn’t see
And I couldn’t get a good look at his face

Then he whispered in my ear, “Do you know why I am here”
And strangely, I thought that I might
I sensed his presence once before, standing in the bedroom door
When my father passed away in the night

I listened to a distant drum, knowing that my time had come
And asked if I could just bask a little longer
He said, “That beating is your heart, the journey we did start”
And I felt his grasp get a little stronger

They found me slumped on that bench and in my hand I had clenched
The pocket watch I inherited from Dad
Time means nothing more to me, now that I am history
Now my son has the watch we once had

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  1. Date: 4/5/2013 4:17:00 AM
    Big congratulations Joe!! Well done. What a fabulous write and read! Deb

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 4:24:00 AM
    Told you I loved it and so does everyone else....Seren

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 5:25:00 PM
    Great winning work..Congrats on your first place win..Sara

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 4:47:00 PM
    wow, such a sad one, joe! WELL DONE. a cleverly crafted poem for the bench contest.Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 9:10:00 AM
    Great poem congrats

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 8:03:00 AM
    Fantastic and awesome piece,Joe...Great job..Congrats on your super win in this contest..Kudos to you,pal...

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 6:17:00 AM
    wow! a great write and deserved the 1st place. congrats!

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 10:10:00 PM
    a nice winning poem..Pd

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 4:08:00 PM
    Congratulations on this win Joe. Take care, Regards Richard

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 3:08:00 PM
    Brilliant!

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 7:51:00 AM
    Great write! One of my new favorites.

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 6:41:00 AM
    Very creative take on the theme Joe! Congrats

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 3:40:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Joe xx

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 7:54:00 PM
    what a story..! it would be great written as a short soty. Congrats on your first. BG

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 7:44:00 PM
    Congrats Joe on an excellent write xxx

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 5:41:00 PM
    congrats on a great win

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 4:46:00 PM
    Joe your poem just gave me goose bumps...congrats...Donna

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 4:09:00 PM
    WOW! This is really amazing, I love the approach you took on the contest. Well done! Congrats :)

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 2:26:00 PM
    Great poem Joe. Congrats on your first place win. Rick

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 2:13:00 PM
    Well done, Joe! Reminds me of an old Twilight Zone episode.

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