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The Sitting Bench

Updated on October 13, 2014

Sit with me awhile, won't you?

The day is hot, the sun caressing

I need a little rest

Sit with me awhile, will you?

I long to glance and seize the scenery

With my eyes wide

Sit with me awhile can you?

Take in the flowers, trees, and bees

And birds who chirp and please

Sit with me today

Join me for a drink and let us think

On the good times we have shared

Sit with me tomorrow

Keep it up lest sorrow overtake us

Enjoying the greenery

Sit with me awhile

I love to watch you smile

And grin with those somewhat imperfect teeth

It's those quirky things those little imperfections that

I love most

Sit with me and drink tea

Sit with me and drink beer

Sit with me and just be.


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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      Hi Blondey,

      "Sit with me and just be"

      I love your poem. In this 24/7 rat race of a world we need to learn just to be and enjoy each others company.

      Voted up and away and sharing. :)

      Have a good day. :)

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      This was lovely!! And thank you Sueswan for sharing it!

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      schoolgirlforreal 4 years ago from USA

      Hi Sueswan, good to see you thank you too, sitting and reflecting IS a great thing to do as you say in this busy age...I went to eat out for Easter on Sunday and I noticed (some) people were kinda stressed, in a hurry, and a little demanding to the clerks there...and I thought....you know that....it would be better to "slow things down" and just "be."

      Hi Audrey,

      So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks and have a great day to you both.

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend Rose, loved your very beautifully written poem, well done !

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      Lori Colbo 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      That was just so lovely. You have a gift.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Sitting with the one you love and sharing the beauty of nature is always wonderful. Enjoyed. Passing this on.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      love to watch you smile

      And grin with those somewhat imperfect teeth

      It's those quirky things those little imperfections that

      I love most

      Sit with me and drink tea

      Sit with me and drink beer

      Sit with me and just be.

      Oh so wonderful!!

      Voted up and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      schoolgirlforreal 4 years ago from USA

      Thank you all, enjoy your day as well!

      It's a bit sunny out and looks like it will be a good one.

      I'm starting my new job Monday.

      See you all latar!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      LOVED this, Rose - it's so very Eddy-esque! lol..

      Benches seem to be an object of much interest of lately, me thinks..lol..

      You, Eddy, Vincent - Wellll - ya know what the greedy folks say: MORE IS BETTER...lol..

      voting up and sharing..

      How's the job going, my friend?

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      truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Yes, I would like to sit and take a time out from craziness. A nice way to remind us to appreciate life. Like the picture of the sweet, simple bench.

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      schoolgirlforreal 4 years ago from USA

      Hi dear Leslie

      Job starts next week

      Hi truthfornow

      Glad you enjoyed and the picture too!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      I love the idea of just "being" and not "doing" so much! Lovely write!

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      schoolgirlforreal 3 years ago from USA

      Thank you Audrey! Thank you so much!

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      What a pleasant poem....set a peaceful and happy scene....I enjoyed the read.

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      schoolgirlforreal 2 years ago from USA

      Thank you very much Jodah, I appreciate your comment!

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      Lori Colbo 2 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Rose, this is delightful. I am going through some very difficult things right now and it was as if Jesus was saying "Come sit with me." Thanks and blessings.

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      schoolgirlforreal 2 years ago from USA

      Hi lambservant,

      Why don't I know your first name?! ;)

      I'm glad you saw this in such a beautiful way!

      :)

      Thank you

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      agusfanani 2 years ago from Indonesia

      I would certainly sit there to have some tea you kindly offer.

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      schoolgirlforreal 2 years ago from USA

      Awww :)

      You are sweet!

      And thank you for reading my poem!

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