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Off the Bench

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Off the Bench

my baseball playing days in Teeners league
I hardly played my main position was bench
by not playing I never had fatigue
use to dream of being like Johnny Bench

in the navy I wasn’t on the bench
I was a star during those times at sea
In France I even spoke a little French
my time out at sea I truly felt free

those days are gone yet I’m reliving them
poetry has been that light at the end
it has nothing to do with my brain stem
I admit this is my life no pretend

I have lived on a bench for a few years
it felt that way yet I never shed tears

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  1. Date: 3/29/2013 7:27:00 AM
    Beautiful piece,Robert...Congratulations on your well deserved win in this contest...

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 10:18:00 PM
    love your poem Robert..always...pd

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 7:03:00 AM
    Well done sonnet for the win Robert!

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 3:48:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Robert xx

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 5:24:00 PM
    Congratulations Robert ....great win....Donna

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 3:54:00 PM
    Congratulations Robert. This little contest spawned some mighty fine poetry. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 1:52:00 PM
    Great life experiences on the bench. Congrats on your win. Rick