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Blog Posted:11/4/2012 8:36:00 AM

Still On A Wooden Bench

Silent,  still,

on  a  wooden

bench  –  I lie

still, andsilent.

an old wooden

parasol to block the sun; to keep from scorching

me; a cool lawn for bare feet to savor; well worn

and weary from visiting; a flag or some flowers, a

splay of color,

or  pink clover

should  do;  a

mature grown,

maple or elm,

to bloom, bud

and  leaf each

spring; simple

needs,  simply

met; my name

carved  deeply

in granite; it is

simplicity itself.

I posted this poem some time ago, but rearranging the words makes a big difference in the perception. Now, the poem looks more like the grave marker. We sometimes do this with people, try to shape them into what we want them to be. Just a thought.


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  1. Date: 11/4/2012 11:28:00 AM
    yes, joann.. i'll call this reframing; we can remold attitudes, perceptions, or behaviors, and shift these to refine ourselves and reshape the way we look at others and life... wonderful poem!..:) huggs

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  1. Date: 11/4/2012 9:50:00 AM
    this is a very perceptive thought you had and great poem, Joann. I really like it. How nice that your words could fit so neatly into the shape!

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  1. Date: 11/4/2012 8:48:00 AM
    "We sometimes do this with people, try to shape them into what we want them to be"! Interesting thought, Joann! I like this shape poem. The "cutie" on top you? : )

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    Grisetti Avatar Joann Grisetti Date: 11/5/2012 11:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes, that is me - 40 years ago, and when I am not looking in the mirror.

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