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I'm A Park Bench

I'm a park bench put here for people's well being.                                                                                                                             I don't sing or dance, talk or walk, but simply wait.                                                                                                               I have been placed near a Christmas tree for many to see.                                                                                           They always decorate and light up the tree and maybe even me.                                                                                    There's beauty all around, but sometimes needy people swing by.                                                                               Like this man, many homeless ones have come to sit and think about                                                                                  their plight or about their many childhood Christmases, and start to cry.                                                                             I sit and wait for them to recline and rest themselves from themselves                                                                   because it's not always what others have done to them.  And I don't quiz                                                           them about their lives and adverse circumstances that may have treated them coldly. Through rain or shine, sleet or snow, whether male or female, adult or teen, I am here for them. To me, they will often come, discouraged and tired, so trusting enough to fall asleep on me.  As they sleep, sometimes in the cold, many will pause and stare but will not give even a care. Still, others will dare to stop and say, "What a shame, but what can I do?", and walk on by.  But                                         there are those who will inquire and lend to them a helping hand, showing a little love.  Anyway, I just wanted to say, "I'm neither Miss Liberty nor Santa Clause; I'm just a Park Bench for you when you need someone to lean on.

11222018PoSoupContest, The Park Bench At Christmas. Sara Kendrick, Picture #1, Man sleeping on a park bench. 1P

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Date: 12/17/2018 3:18:00 PM
Very well penned Curtis, I love the personification of the bench, if only it could talk for real it would learn some very sad stories:-( hugs Jan xx
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Date: 12/17/2018 6:46:00 AM
Enjoyed reading your creative winning work. Thanks for your participation in my contest. I saw on TV the other day and I think it was either in the Atlanta area or in Macon where a woman started doing things for the homeless in her area by giving a gift to the number of people she was old. This year she gave a gift to 27 people. She had in the bag some hand sanitizer, one of those blankets that looks like aluminum, a poncho raincoat and some other items. We all could start out doing something. S
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Date: 11/22/2018 4:42:00 PM
Curtis, well done, super poem for the contest, best of luck ~
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Date: 11/22/2018 11:10:00 AM
I like this poem. Happy Thanksgiving. -Richard
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