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Her Special Bench

You'll find her on her special bench,
On every sunny day,
In the park that is quite near her home
Where children run and play.

We can only guess why she comes here
To sit on her bench alone.
Is she remembering when she brought
Small children of her own?

Did she sit on this her special bench,
To watch her brood with pride?
It's growing late, she grabs her cane
And hobbles back inside.

She sits beside her silent phone,
Knowing well it never rings.
She thinks about her Bess and Joe,
Small angels now with wings.


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  1. Date: 4/3/2013 12:35:00 PM
    A moving write that touches the heart......congrats on a wonderful write and win! Hugs

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 5:26:00 PM
    Congrats on your great win..Sara

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 9:12:00 AM
    Wow do touching. Loved it

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 6:22:00 AM
    Oh my... this a really sad poem.. as if i'm the old lady. :( congrats on th big win.

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 10:11:00 PM
    A sweet win, in Susan's contest... Good night Joyce, always LINDA

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 3:10:00 PM
    Another masterpiece! Thanks

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 6:44:00 AM
    A special write by a special lady, many cudos Joyce!

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

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 9:31:00 PM
    a touchingly powerful write, Congrats on the top spot:) Jag

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 7:55:00 PM
    OH, lovely..kind of like mine..but better..BG

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 7:45:00 PM
    Congrats on your big win Joyce, excellent verse xxx

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 7:07:00 PM
    Hi Joyce, Well done and congratulations on your win in the contest. I hope your keeping well. Take care, Regards Richard

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 5:58:00 PM
    congrats on a great win

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 4:49:00 PM
    Awesome win Joyce ...congrats. blessings Donna

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 3:45:00 PM
    Joyce, this was absolutely breath taking. Congrats on your special first place win! :)

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 2:23:00 PM
    Awesome poem Joyce. Congrats on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 2:16:00 PM
    Excellent Joyce! So sad to outlive ones children. Congratulations on the top finish!

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 1:21:00 PM
    Joyce, I knew this one was a winner when I first read it. I am honored to share the top spot with such a gifted poet and such a wonderful poem. Joe

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 1:09:00 PM
    Congrats Joyce on your win. Cheers

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 12:16:00 PM
    Very moving, Joyce. Congrats on your well-deserved 1st place win!

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