The Man On the Bench

The Man On the Bench

A Poem by That1Nerd23

One day in the park, I observed a man lying on a bench

He had no home, no place for shelter, only a dreadful stench

My heart was hurting for this man, his forlorn state made me cry

He looked up at me and I saw a tear in his eye

 

“Miss,” he said with a weary voice

“Yes, sir?”  I replied

“You are beautiful, and you are enough,”

“Thank you, and enough for what”

“You are enough to be alive.”

 

My tears began to pour out like rain

How kind he was, how this man survived

He never gave up, he ran with all his might

Toward the road of happiness

Toward the Gates on high

 

I thought I had everything when I saw him

But found out my hopeless state

This man, homeless and poor, had life and saving grace

He lived only one more day then saw God's face

© 2012 That1Nerd23


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I love the story and the lesson to be learned from this. You can be rich without money.

Posted 8 Years Ago


That1Nerd23

8 Years Ago

Thank you! I am glad you were able to catch one of the principles! That's great!

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The end is so.. AWEsome. I really really like it. :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


That1Nerd23

8 Years Ago

Awe, thank you, Nolee! :D
I really like it, it was inspiring!

Posted 8 Years Ago


That1Nerd23

8 Years Ago

I'm so glad! (: Thank you.
Poignant to the core! Great job! :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


That1Nerd23

8 Years Ago

Thank you, Zainab!
Awwww. Sad. Nice write, though. 100/100

Posted 8 Years Ago


That1Nerd23

8 Years Ago

Thank you!
Westminster Abbey

8 Years Ago

No prob. You deserve it. :)
This poem made me cry! It's so sad, but powerful. Good work.

Posted 8 Years Ago


That1Nerd23

8 Years Ago

Awe thank you so much!
Isobella Rose

8 Years Ago

You're welcome :)
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So touching that it made me cry! 100/100 Wonderfully written!

Posted 8 Years Ago


That1Nerd23

8 Years Ago

Awe, I'm so glad it touched you.
Thank you so much for your kind review and rate!
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8 Years Ago

You're welcome! :D
Very powerful!!!
Excellent work!! :D

Posted 8 Years Ago


That1Nerd23

8 Years Ago

Thank you!!!
 Soul Fire

8 Years Ago

You're welcome
Oooh, powerful

I have been homeless before. Thankfully not to the point where I had to sleep on a bench, but it was VERY rough.

So, yea, this hits home for me definitely.
100/100

Posted 8 Years Ago


That1Nerd23

8 Years Ago

Oh wow! I'm sorry to hear it!

Thank you for your honest review, I appreciate it.
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Steven Cash

8 Years Ago

Thanks and no problem

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