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JX Valentine
June 28th, 2005, 09:27 PM
The following is actually the result of an assignment I had done not too long ago in which I had to create a poem that told a story and involved situational irony. Since my norm is darker, more confused poetry, I decided to go with something a bit lighter and straightforward. Pretty much what you see is what you get, though if you'd like to find a metaphor in all of this, by all means, feel free to.

Upon the Bench

One summer day, a man sat down
In the park upon the bench
With his hands jammed in his pockets
And a tune in his head.

His eyes barely tore from the sky
As he sat upon the bench,
While the young woman in overalls
Slowly crept up to him.

She cleared her throat and addressed
That man upon the bench.
"Excuse me, sir," she said politely
Only to be met with an annoyed glance.

"What is it?" the man huffed and sighed
As he reclined upon the bench.
"Have you come for a coffee break?"
He hissed with a sneer.

Startled by this response,
Her gaze fell upon the bench.
Her face was red; she smiled oddly.
Then she shook her head.

"No?" he asked as he leaned back
While he sat upon the bench.
"Then do you ask for money, perhaps?
Maybe a chat instead?"

The woman held back laughter
Directed at the man upon the bench.
She couldn't say what she had to say.
She wondered if he had noticed.

"Then go away," he snapped again.
"Leave me alone upon this bench."
And then the woman burst out laughing,
Saying, "Sir, the paint is wet."

June 29th, 2005, 12:31 AM
Lol. That's kind of funny. You know, the fact this man is sitting on a bench that is wet.
You have done a very good job. =)

JX Valentine
June 29th, 2005, 08:49 PM
Thanks. I was hoping to get a chuckle out of someone over it. ^_^

July 23rd, 2009, 07:40 AM
Sorry but I want to ask.
If I want to type a poem on the pokécommunity do it have to be about pokémon?

JX Valentine
July 23rd, 2009, 07:51 PM
Sorry but I want to ask.
If I want to type a poem on the pokécommunity do it have to be about pokémon?

Dear God. How did you manage to dig up my old high school poetry? O_o

To answer your question, no, it doesn't have to be about Pokémon. In fact, in Other Writing (and its Poetry subforum), all poems and general writing have to be about anything but Pokémon. Pokémon poems go over here (http://www.pokecommunity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=20).

July 23rd, 2009, 08:10 PM
*is amused for many reasons*

My goodness, 2005? I was still in high school, and this thread was bumped from that year. The memories, everyone. Memories.

Closed, by the way. ShayminandTorchicKeeper, really check the date of the thread you're posting in. Bumping's not allowed after a month, and definitely not after four years. And if you have a question, a moderator is just a PM/VM away.