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Benched

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Benched

What do you do when you're left sitting on a bench
Never allowed to play in the game
They say you're one of the team
It's hard to believe when your on a bench

Bench warmer
The nickname you dread
You've sat here for so long
No one knows this bench as well as you
The peeled paint
The warped boards
Ancient gum stuck underneath

Others have sat here but not for so long
This bench was never part of your dream
Still this is closer than many will come
In the end it will not be enough
just a guy sitting on a bench

On a bench contest.

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  1. Date: 4/4/2013 4:13:00 AM
    I like your approach on this one, giving voice to those who never played. I wrote for this contest and never got it in in time : ( Great write and win! Hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/4/2013 7:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cecilia, I'm going to pop over for a visit,
  1. Date: 3/29/2013 5:17:00 PM
    richard I just LOVE yours. One of the best reads for me on the list. Congrats. Glad I finally saw this one.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/4/2013 7:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What a nice thing to say.
  1. Date: 3/29/2013 7:21:00 AM
    Nice one Richard...Congrats on your well deserved win...Ride on pal...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/29/2013 7:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks
  1. Date: 3/28/2013 10:25:00 PM
    Hi Richard, another sweet win... goodnight...Linda

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/28/2013 11:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda,appreciate the visit.
  1. Date: 3/28/2013 7:59:00 AM
    Hey Richard, thoughts so true and seems deeper than just the game. Congrats!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/28/2013 8:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Craig.
  1. Date: 3/28/2013 4:00:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Richard xx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/28/2013 6:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mandy
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 8:25:00 PM
    I am touched by this one. My boys spent plenty of time on the bench and it is a hard thing to deal with. Congrats on your win. BG

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/27/2013 10:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Barbara
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 5:54:00 PM
    I really loved this poem Richard...congratulations on your win...always..Donna

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/27/2013 10:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Donna, so glad you liked my poem
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 4:03:00 PM
    Very touching. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/27/2013 10:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Joyce
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 12:58:00 PM
    Great write Richard, I too have been a "bench warmer". Congrats on your win. Rick

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/27/2013 10:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Much appreciated Rick.
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 5:59:00 PM
    Nice description of the old bench. It seems like I've been on the bench for a long time trying to earn what the big boys do.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/16/2013 6:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I hear you, thanks for stopping by.
  1. Date: 3/15/2013 10:07:00 PM
    This is awesome, what a fantastic write my friend! You have portrayed the perfect meaning of what being benched truly is! I've been there and done that! And it's not that great either, just as you described! I really enjoyed reading this delightful poem this evening! What an amazing piece, you have brought a smile to my face with this poem, Excellent Work!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/15/2013 10:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Russell I am pleased you are the first to comment.