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On the Bench

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On the Bench

On the bench and eating lunch
I came across this little hunch
I wonder if she'll come on by
I wonder if she'll come say hi

Now everyday she takes a jog
While I sit and eat just like a hog
Corned beef on rye bought from the deli
My breath, oh no, its very smelly

Oh look at her he's just on time
Gracefully jogging, that's no crime
Racing to my bench so deftly
Seeing her she looks so sweaty

Sitting down she says"May I?"
I offered her my piece of pie
"No thanks" said she "I watch my weight"
Would she, I hope, go on a date?

"You're not my type, I'm vegan, see
When I see meat I go queasy
My rest is done I must be off"
No date tonight the news was tough

So now alone on my park bench
Some juice i have, my thirst to quench
What once a dream of love to be
Is now again lost fantasy

So should I change and be vegan
And work to be a new he-man
And then a woman comes so near
Smiling and saying "Can I sit here?"

Think I will just wait and see
What becomes of this new fantasy

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  1. Date: 3/29/2013 4:58:00 PM
    hey, this is quite nice how you did your entry!! I enjoyed the read. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 6:39:00 AM
    am interesting work, Rick. u left me wondering how it ends up? congrats on the win :)

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 10:19:00 PM
    Hi Rick, nice to see you on the winning list... congrats... Goodnight...Linda

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 7:07:00 AM
    Enjoyable story Rick--enjoy your veggie burger!

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 4:16:00 AM
    Beautiful poem, Rick, Congrats on the win:) Jag

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 3:50:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Rick xx

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 6:02:00 PM
    nice story...congrats on your win

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 5:27:00 PM
    Congrats Rick ...great win....Donna. :-)

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 3:59:00 PM
    I hope you didn't change yourself to please her. We are what we are. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 11:41:00 AM
    Gotta have meat...no vegan here...haha. Great win!

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 9:37:00 PM
    your very clever with words....loved it...Seren

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 11:37:00 AM
    Very lovely. Beautifully written, too.

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 7:01:00 PM
    Your a man after my own heart Rick lol. Really like this, good luck in the contest. Regards Richard

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 3:11:00 PM
    The bench, the lunch ,the hunch....l think this time ,it`s for real. It`s no fantasy. Great piece.

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 1:47:00 PM
    I like this poem very good rick...thanks for your comment as well.

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 5:29:00 AM
    Rick, thanks for your nice poem. - Have a lovely Sunday. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 6:25:00 PM
    Cute. Good luck - I hope she is a meat eater. ;-) This was a fun read and should do well in the contest.