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The Bench

                                           The Bench

This evening I walked through the park, the old wooden bench was still there
And the memories of meets after dark, rushed in of the times we would share
She said, I will meet you at eight, I knew she’d be true to her word
Not once, was she, ever late, by the strokes of the town clock I heard

Long before her, I would  always be, to rehearse what I wanted to say
To dream of her touch heavenly, how her hair on her shoulder would lay
She’d settle her light form close by, I ’d slide my arm round her waist
On her face I would fix longing eye, then her loving kisses I’d taste

And how I remember the night, I knelt, asked her hand could I take
And at first, she teased, she might, then at last my heart didn’t break
She’d say, you are full of romance, is easy with you, I would say
She’d ask, if there was a chance, we’d be here when we’re old and grey

So I find myself sitting once more, on the bench where it had all begun
Though the years, have passed double score, I still hasten the setting of sun
I hear, eight strokes singing plain, and soon she’ll be sitting close by
We’ll meet at the bench yet again, where my heart waits with same, longing eye


Entered into, Black Eyed Susan, contest, On a Bench
Written 18 March 13

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  1. Date: 7/31/2013 2:48:00 PM
    Thanks for visiting my poems so often, richard, and I look forward to seeing many more poetry posts from you!

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 11:55:00 AM
    Awww, Richard. I love it when you go all mushy. Your tender side is so .... tender. I like, very much. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 8:12:00 PM
    the bench id getting cold... lol... right back at you.. :-) Linda

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 8:12:00 PM
    you need to write another poem.... I''m flooding all your poems with my stare :-)

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 6:33:00 PM
    Hi Richard, stopping by with smiles. :-) :-)~ ;*) I hope, you enjoy them. I sure am... :-).. xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 4/27/2013 2:21:00 AM
    This was such a beautiful piece, Richard. It's ever so rare to find someone that still makes your heart skip a beat, after so many years. May the love grow and grow, and never stop growing. Love this piece!

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 4:55:00 PM
    I sure remember this tender poem. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 10:17:00 PM
    Hi Richard, miss seeing and following my many new favorite poets...I'll be back and pick up where I left off.. a nice winning poem..Goodnight..Linda

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 3:45:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Richard xx

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 5:11:00 PM
    Just lovely Richard !!!! Much congratulations....

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 3:44:00 PM
    I'm glad she is still expected at the bench. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 1:58:00 PM
    Very nicely done, romantic. Congrats on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 6:21:00 PM
    This is so sweet and romantic. It's a little bit like my own bench poem except that mine did not have the happy ending. Awesome write!

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 9:07:00 PM
    Hello Richard, somehow i found your poem touching.... and heartfelt.... a wonderful poem, to share, always~ Linda

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 8:35:00 AM
    A very touching piece, Richard. Nicely done. Jack

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 1:48:00 PM
    Lovely, Richard. Absolutely lovely! :) Romance always wins in the end...through the years...

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 12:55:00 PM
    With this poem - you have painted a beautiful picture for all of us to see. Thanks for sharing and I just know that you will be a winner. Blessings. Lucilla