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Met A Friend On A Bench

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Met A Friend On A Bench

The old woman shifted her weight from her hip.
As I sat down beside her she chewed on her lip.

I flashed her a smile and wished her good morning.
She did not expect me to speak without warning.

This old wooden bench had pulled us together.
on this beautiful morn of clear springtime weather.

Finally she grinned and she whispered hello.
I reached out my hand and she took it so slow.

"You have such kind eyes" she said with a smile.
So we sat on this bench and chatted for awhile.

All her years had made her enchanting to me.
I asked her if she'd like to come have some tea.

I made a dear friend for life that day
as I listened to all she had to say.

Now the morning waned but the friendship grew.
This bench had brought me luck I knew!



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  1. Date: 3/29/2013 4:53:00 PM

    this is so sweet and awesome. Congrats on your well deserved win.

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 10:14:00 PM

    A nice winning poem Deb... good night..PD

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 6:59:00 AM

    Brought a smile Deb--congrats on your top 3!

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 3:44:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win Debs xx

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 8:00:00 PM

    Sweet story...congrats on your well written poem and its success. BG

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 7:51:00 PM

    Excellent set of couplets Deb, congrats on your win xxx

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 5:06:00 PM

    Congratulations Deb...knew it was a great one.

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 2:29:00 PM

    Very nice, Deb! Congratulations on your fine win!

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 2:03:00 PM

    Well done. Congrats on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 1:31:00 PM

    We're all in this world together. Glad this friendship was born. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/26/2013 10:02:00 AM

    Deb; This is so beautiful. I so much enjoyed it. we never know when and where we will meet our friend for life. Thanks for sharing..... Lucilla

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 6:19:00 PM

    Wonderful Deb...lots of lonely people in the world..and we gain a friend too just like you said.....

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 7:21:00 AM

    So uplifting... Wonderful... Terry

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 2:12:00 AM

    Captivating piece, I love it. Goodwork ~A.O

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 11:46:00 PM

    That's a real BENCHMARK! Thanks

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 10:48:00 PM

    This is a phenomenal and remarkable write my friend! I truly loved reading this enchanting poem this evening! Your poem had a kindness within it, a tenderness left said in small crevices! You have written a dynamic piece, quite the illustrious poem, Great work!!

    Wilson Avatar Deb Wilson Date: 3/23/2013 11:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Russell ...you are always so kind and encouraging!