MJ Lira
MJ Lira
Nov 15, 2014

My bones became the
benches for the feeble.

A sparrow’s flight could
Take me off my numbness.

At least my bones are not
That brittle.

#bones   #fly   #benches   #sparrow   #dependance  
Sitting on this small park bench
Chase Hunter
Chase Hunter
Mar 30, 2015

Sitting on this small park bench
waiting in the winds while the trees undress
I look for a path that could change the past

All the words I speak are just continuous ideas I seek
Planning out my future like I am supposed to know who to be

Sitting on a park bench with the Autumn leaves
conversing with myself of what I actually want and need

Well I will truly never know until I succeed
but success is just an optimist of serenity
and sometimes even greed

So for now I will just sit on this park bench
with the calm and cooling breeze
Just being happy that I am me

#future   #happy   #me   #park   #bench  
Of the park bench
Oscar Mann
Oscar Mann
Oct 27, 2015

I will always think fondly
Of the park bench
Near the sad man’s statue
Whose beard of stone
Was sloppily painted
By a bunch of overenthusiastic pigeons

That silly park bench
Where we first kissed
And had our first public argument
About nothing at all
And at the same time
About everything we thought we had

At first our memories
Turned the grass greener
And the skies bluer
And sometimes it seemed
That sad man smiled
Though it might have been an malevolent grin

But soon it became tainted
A symbol of fleeting love
Of passion’s mortality
Its habit of swiftly disappearing
Like cagey, distrustful pigeons
And illusions fuelled by sentimentality

Now I understand the sad man
And consider his faith to be cruel
To want and crave and hope
Yet to be sentenced
His life writ in stone
Near an empty, broken bench

#love   #memories   #goodtimes   #park   #badtimes   #bench   #statues  
My bench
Steven Forrester
Steven Forrester
Jan 21, 2011

It's where I sit and smoke
No joke
I find my head
So I know I'm not dead
When I think
On the brink
Of the sanity which I dread
I think of my idle Poe
Which helps with all of my poems
Some things I know
Others I don't
I think of everything I wrote
The things about a s*ty year
Where I found the reality of my fears
Am I crazy
I don't know
Is it bad
Ask Edgar Poe
Who wrote words that spoke to my soul
And broke through in clarity
"I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity"
In this line my true sincerity
I think about this in my serenity
As the white wretch
Upon his pedestal
My bench

(c) Steven Forrester- From Diary of an Ominous Mind
#peace   #thought   #knowledge   #bench  
I'm sitting on a bench for two
Anthony Chahine
Anthony Chahine
Aug 7, 2015

I'm sitting on a bench for two
living words that have been heard but never spoken
I'm sitting on a bench for two
measuring time in cigarette butts
I'm sitting on a bench for two
looking for salvation in the form of bottled amnesia
I'm sitting on a bench for two
looking for inspiration like the last drop of wine in a glass I'm too scared to refill
you see
I was sitting on a bench for two
smoking cigarettes dipped in just enough
kisses to remind me why I started
smoking in the first place
when I came to the sudden realization
that you are the last ray of light
emitted by a sun that is setting
possibly for the last time
only to give way to a night sky
that laughs at my misery
I was sitting on a bench for two
asking myself questions I could
only answer with more questions
when in a moment of brilliant clarity
I understood that I don't know much
but I know that I miss you
and that there is a bench for two
crafted by a God I don't believe in
that fits us perfectly

#poem   #poetry   #two   #for   #stuff   #bench  
But the bench records my slouch
Liam C Calhoun
Liam C Calhoun
Jul 31, 2015

My flights come and go,
But the bench records my slouch
As I’ve already grown wings.

Flying for free, flying stand-by - But flying nonetheless.
#heart   #haiku   #flying   #free   #wings   #wanderer   #record   #benches  
for I am just a bench
Tark Wain
Sep 12, 2014

I sit here everyday
people pass, people visit
rarely do they speak when they do
imagine that
two people connected by something
yet they can not find the words to communicate
TALK i want to scream
but i can not

for I am just a bench

#talk   #speak   #bench  
Then I came along a bench
Amitav Radiance
Amitav Radiance
Oct 10, 2014

Started walking along the path
Where life was leading me
Towards a destination chosen
Not chosen by me
But was willingly following
To a predefined destination
Then I came along a bench
Weary I was travelling
The bench gave me respite
From the grueling march
I inspected the torn soles
As the pebbles were hurting my feet
Bleeding profusely
I thanked the bench
Where I could now rest for the night
Lying on my back
I connected the dots on the night canopy
Slumber took over
Dreams of a new road, I could see
Sleeping off the weariness
I woke up to a new day
The bench which taught me to wait
Another destination chosen by me
Clouds have cleared away
I knew the path to walk along
I was a traveler with purpose
My destination, waiting for me

Where are your old trees and bench
Patricia Holden
Mar 6, 2015

Oh, Acorn Park
Do you miss us there by your heart?
Where are your old trees and bench
That beckoned us way back then?
Now you've a stone surround.
No matter ~ new lovers will come
Your spring shines with silver spangled light
That is best when week's end is nigh.

#heart   #lovers   #us   #missing   #park   #bench  
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