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The Park Bench

The Park Bench I wish I was a poet With magical words To make people see all of the absurd Tears fly, paintings in pastel die When we look into our mirrors We sometimes miss What love dumps upon all of us We shed tears, for we forgot to shed fears I have no legs, nor any crutches So my voyage has ended I only observe Sadness upended When goodness is confused When gestures are refused When the kiss that could have been When a poets tear seems obscene The one who hears is often deaf The deaf sometimes have nothing left If I could give a kiss away I would give it to lovers with hearts that sway Drawing love on paper in may

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Date: 5/11/2017 9:58:00 AM
I am so glad I found this. You are one of my favorites, and this poem will certainly become a fav and 7 for me.
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arthur vaso
Date: 6/24/2017 11:10:00 PM
Thank you Sunlite, much appreciated!
Date: 3/30/2017 5:41:00 PM
Hello Arthur, you did a super job on this poem.I did enjoyed it.
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Date: 6/24/2017 11:10:00 PM
Merci, thank you, Darlene!
Date: 2/17/2017 12:43:00 AM
You have done a marvelous job here! I am so proud to have read this poem and the video was amazing too. It touched my heart ...A 7 and a fave from ~Red~
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arthur vaso
Date: 6/24/2017 11:09:00 PM
Thank you so much Red and sorry for taking so long so say so!
Date: 12/7/2016 7:39:00 PM
You had me with "I wish I was a poet", but was a goner with "Drawing love on paper in may". Fantastic! Park Benches rule!
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Date: 6/24/2017 11:08:00 PM
Very kind and thank you Raven!
Date: 12/3/2016 7:07:00 PM
Judge not as they say, you shine my friend
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Date: 6/24/2017 11:07:00 PM
I have to say so do you! :)
Date: 12/3/2016 11:58:00 AM
Nice write Arthur, kiss that could of been.
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Date: 12/3/2016 11:57:00 AM
Nice write Arthur, kiss that could of been.
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arthur vaso
Date: 6/24/2017 11:06:00 PM
Yes, exactly!! :)
Date: 12/3/2016 9:52:00 AM
Wow, you are second or third I think, on the best new poems list with this one. Way to go. I had not seen this one yet, and its message is so lovely!
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arthur vaso
Date: 6/24/2017 11:06:00 PM
Thank you Andrea, I missed that too! lol
Date: 11/22/2016 1:08:00 AM
You are such a romantic soul. I loved this!! Your words were such a treat. Tears fly....paintings in pastel die....but your words live on.
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Date: 6/24/2017 11:05:00 PM
Thank you Eileen, takes one to know one! :) Hugs
Date: 11/17/2016 1:57:00 AM
Its both moving and very romantic. Its extremely well written. Congratulations on your high ranking too
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arthur vaso
Date: 6/24/2017 11:05:00 PM
Thank you, somehow I missed comments here!
Date: 11/15/2016 3:41:00 PM
Just a wonderful video and poem to match exquisite work Arthur.A7
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arthur vaso
Date: 11/16/2016 6:42:00 PM
So kind of you , thanks John!
Date: 11/13/2016 2:30:00 PM
Drawing love on paper..I can see a heart there..or two...Loved yr poem Arthur..indeed do.
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Date: 11/16/2016 6:41:00 PM
Thank you Charmaine!! Hugs!
Date: 11/12/2016 8:17:00 AM
Stunningly! Left me speechless.
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arthur vaso
Date: 11/16/2016 6:41:00 PM
Nothing a bottle of wine cant fix! Thanks!! :)
Date: 11/10/2016 10:31:00 AM
If you wish you were a poet, what hope is there for the rest of us??
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arthur vaso
Date: 11/16/2016 6:40:00 PM
Ah but I am not Irish, so I wasn't born with it! You have the upper hand lassie!
Date: 11/9/2016 11:27:00 PM
Lovely write, Arthur, touching and beautiful. Much enjoyed. Regards, Viv
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Date: 11/16/2016 6:39:00 PM
Thanks Viv, :) cheers
Date: 11/9/2016 11:23:00 PM
So happy I saw this poem and video. It was amazing :)
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Date: 11/16/2016 6:38:00 PM
Thanks Carol! Hugs!
Date: 11/7/2016 2:16:00 PM
Wonderful poem and video, Arthur. So true and inspiring. Tears..... Carole A favorite.
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Date: 11/16/2016 6:38:00 PM
Thank you Carole, you are so kind!
Date: 11/7/2016 11:44:00 AM
A beautiful poem Arthur.
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arthur vaso
Date: 11/16/2016 6:36:00 PM
Thanks Tim! :)
Date: 11/7/2016 8:43:00 AM
Great work indeed ...
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arthur vaso
Date: 11/16/2016 6:35:00 PM
Thank you so much Probir!
Date: 11/7/2016 7:42:00 AM
Hello Arthur, The video coupled with your wonderful poem, for me, can be summed up in two words: Magnificent!! Superb!! I totally agree with everyone's comments below. A profound message indeed!! A "SEVEN/FAV"!! Cheers and Best, Gary
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arthur vaso
Date: 11/16/2016 6:35:00 PM
Thank you so much Gary! all the best!
Date: 11/7/2016 6:39:00 AM
Hi Arthur, What a touching short film with a profound message. I'm in awe of your poem. I agree with Jan, you are creative genius. The poem below his proof of that. Well done. A Big seven and a fav:-) Alexis
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Date: 11/16/2016 6:34:00 PM
Thank you so much Alexis! hugs!
Date: 11/7/2016 3:26:00 AM
Can I have a kiss then please? I am in love, and we sway. And no, I am not joking.. Thank you for this beautiful poem... Fave.
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arthur vaso
Date: 11/16/2016 6:34:00 PM
Thanks Darren much appreciated!!
Date: 11/7/2016 3:02:00 AM
You are a creative genius Arthur - am in tears here at the video let alone the poem - outstanding work my friend:-) hugs jan xxfave
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arthur vaso
Date: 11/16/2016 6:27:00 PM
Thank you, was a very touching video!
Date: 11/6/2016 11:28:00 PM
Absolutely beautiful
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Date: 11/16/2016 6:20:00 PM
Thank you so much Christy!