Mr. Bean

Bella Shepard



 He’s perched upon my goose neck lamp

As I sit this winters day

My fingers hovering over keys

Without a thing to say


He watches as I hem and haw

And dawdle to distraction

Aligning pencils on the desk

Unable to take action


His silly grin and floppy ears

Just mock me as I ponder

I briefly find a cogent thought

Then my mind begins to wander


“OK Bean, inspire me”

Be my muse today

But all he does is turn his head

And watch the snow at play


I hear the little sounds he makes

As he slowly looks at me

The grumble, mumble, squeak, harrumph

While he shakes his head so dismally


He takes Teddy from his pocket

And shakes a little paw at me

Then a smile spreads across his face

And lights his eyes with glee


Is he capable of profundity?

Can he guide me on my quest?

To find the something deep, profound

That lies within my breast


Alas, I find that he’s just there

To keep it light and gay

He encourages me to commit

A random act of silliness each day


So here it is, my silliness

For I’ve nothing else to give

For without a little silliness

What is this life we live?

  • Author: Bella Shepard (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 22nd, 2022 16:14
  • Comment from author about the poem: I have always loved Rowan Atkinson, and Mr. Bean is one of my favorite characters.
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 36
  • Users favorite of this poem: L. B. Mek, willowthewisp.


  • crypticbard

    Here is my year's sanity in a poem. A good way to end the year with!

    • Bella Shepard

      Thank you dear friend, so glad that you enjoyed. Mr. Bean, in his own inimitable way, seems to make some sense of life.

      • crypticbard

        That he does!

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      • Goldfinch60

        Well he brought some fine words to you in these one Bella.


        • Bella Shepard

          Thank you Andy, so kind of you. Several years ago I found this little guy dangling from a pull chain in the living room the day after Christmas. My daughter, a Beano also, hung him there for me to find. He's been on the goose neck ever since.

        • orchidee

          Good write Bella.

          • Bella Shepard

            Thank you Orchi. Have a good one!

          • Neville

            If I could offer an award for bringing a smile to this old fellas face, I would unreservedly award you gold for this magnificent take on one of my favourite characters
            .. Nine yes x9 perfectly formed rhyming verses and each one building on its predecessor and keeping to script is no easy task .. I rarely change my mind these days having once made it up, but on this occasion feel compelled to swap the gold star for a platinum one 🙂 x

            • Bella Shepard

              Thank you dear Nev, I am swooning from your more than kind words. I discovered Mr. Bean in the early 90's through our PBS station (public broadcasting system), even had a Mr. Bean sweatshirt which I proudly wore. He has a childlike innocence and impulsivity that you just have to love. I have always loved Rowan Atkinson in all his genres comedy to drama (did an excellent job portraying "Maigret" in the series). So I humbly accept this award, and thank you for always being so very encouraging and supportive. Without all of these wonderful friends, I wouldn't be here!

            • Fay Slimm.

              What a delightful picture to head your excellent rhyme dear Bella which I am sure Mr Bean would be honoured to read. Thank you for giving me such a big smile.

              • Bella Shepard

                Thank you dear Fay, so glad that it gave you a smile. And Mr. Bean thanks you as well, he's making his happy little sounds as I read this to him. Take care my friend.

              • L. B. Mek

                love this!
                'Aligning pencils on the desk
                Unable to take action'
                so relatable, in our procrastination
                all humanity is aligned...
                (just the other day
                I was reminiscing with someone
                about the mr bean specials on tv
                and how festive season tv, as a whole
                was such a central part of our childhoods
                how we would get the tv guides
                and circle everything we wanted to watch..
                I appreciate progress
                but I mourn for those nuggets
                that accumulated, to make
                our festive seasons that more special
                because it took effort to make them, so...
                oh well, my grey's allows me
                to nag a little, but only a little...
                (Hope you have a lovely festive season, dear Poet
                thanks for all the great reads you've shared)

                • Bella Shepard

                  Thank you my dear, dear friend, for I to love to reminisce about those halcyon days of yore. So many of the characters that we enjoyed way back when are timeless, and it's so nice that we can return to them when we need some comfort or just a laugh to ease the day. I love the camaraderie we share in this wonderful group of friends, it always makes my day. Wishing you a festive season in return, peace and love be with you.

                • rhmn_7

                  Well Mr. Bean is a bit silly in his own way, that's why we love him so much!

                  • Bella Shepard

                    Thank you my friend, you are so right. Maybe there's a little Bean in all of us, I hope. Take care!

                  • sorenbarrett

                    Bella I look forward to your poems and how they share the common beauty in this world that often goes unnoticed. My favorite episodes and movies by Mr. Bean were just that because he didn't speak. He needed no words to convey comedy and make me laugh. laughter is the best ,medicine.

                    • Bella Shepard

                      You are so right my dear friend. I find it intriguing that Rowan Atkinson has a speech impediment, which lead him to acting and comedy as a way of dealing with it. He really did use laughter to combat his disability, and as a result has brought laughter to millions around the world for many years. Thank for your kind words, it it always a joy to share thoughts and experiences with a kindred spirit. I love reading your poems because they have a rare quality of perception that goes beyond simply looking at the world. You engage, stimulate, challenge the reader to participate, and that is a gift.

                    • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷🐦😽

                      Wow fabulous poem so well expressed on mr. Bean, a fav comedian .! I have a poem on him too. Kudos for yours!

                      Plz also read and comment my newest poem too.
                      Wishing u a happy new year.

                      • Bella Shepard

                        Thank you so much for reading. I love that we share affinity for Mr. Bean and can't wait to read yours. Will definitely read your newest poem, I love finding new friends on this site. A very Happy New Year to you dear poet!

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