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Relaxing in Central Park

Our park is a place of unnatural wonders A shirtless man wearing low-riding jeans Two women buxom and bold, stalking, While an older gentleman homeless, I suspect Stakes a claim on a rickety old bench. Teenagers are playing flag football nearby A tiny tot looks around lost and starts to whimper When his mama spots him and yells angrily. Numerous squirrels are chasing their tails. Four teenage girls are loudly kvetching, while A young man wearing a designer mask Seems properly afraid of catching the virus And I observe all, while trying to write a poem. HONORABLE MENTION written October 2, 2021 [in Central Park, Ashland, KY] "Write What Inspires" Poetry Contest All Poetry October 8, 2021

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Date: 10/6/2021 12:45:00 PM
It is as if you opened up your mind and gave us all a peek. Nicely done Hank.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 10/6/2021 12:48:00 PM
Why, thanks. I just wrote what I saw. And like my poetry, some was pretty and some was not so pretty.
Date: 10/4/2021 9:28:00 AM
Is a true poet L.Milton Not in fact a voyeur at heart Observing all in order to write
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 10/4/2021 12:07:00 PM
Oh, I think you are right, Christopher. Poets are born observers, especially people-watchers. Thanks for your read and your insightful comment.
Date: 10/3/2021 1:38:00 PM
ha! i was expecting to hear that you were in new york city visiting my central park! guess many states have one. i enjoyed your poem - i write many of my poems on a park bench where there's so much to see...
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 10/3/2021 2:04:00 PM
Ilene, if I were in New Yawk City on a park bench I'd be looking you up! I would need some help navigating. I don't often go to the park, but I was bored and couldn't think of any way to get my Muses working, so off I went. I think it was productive. Thanks!
Date: 10/3/2021 10:10:00 AM
Ooooo! So much inspiration going on here. Great job. God Bless, JB
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 10/3/2021 12:18:00 PM
I loved my hour in the park. The stimulation for writing was marvelous. Thanks, JB.
Date: 10/3/2021 5:58:00 AM
Sounds like a great place for inspiration Milton! I enjoyed your slice of life, your well expressed imagery had me feeling I was on a bench with you! Happy Sunday !
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 10/3/2021 8:52:00 AM
Thanks so much, Mike. I don't go there often, but occasionally I need the stimulation, and people-watching will certainly shake up the mind and, sometimes, the creative juices.
Date: 10/3/2021 5:27:00 AM
You have demonstrated the art of writing..When everyday images become a piece of free verse..well done...Delice
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Date: 10/3/2021 8:53:00 AM
Thank you, Delice. Yes, I have found everyday images are often the best stimulus for a piece of creative writing, poetry or otherwise.