Girl On the Park Bench

Accidental Poet


Walking through the park

I noticed a girl on a park bench

A melancholy look upon her face

Just a hint of hidden fence


Needing someone to listen

But too reserved to share her grief

For fear of insensitive responses

Denying any relief  


So, she sits there

Held captive in her sorrow

Too distraught to know what to do

Unable to see a brighter tomorrow


Feeling her pain

I sat beside her

Not a word spoken

I gently embraced her


Some tears later

She suddenly moved

Getting up from the bench

In her eyes I saw her say “thank you”


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  • Author: Sharon\'s Poet (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 24th, 2024 01:30
  • Comment from author about the poem: A fictional poem of personal anxiety.
  • Category: Sad
  • Views: 27
  • Users favorite of this poem: Nubianpoet, Qurrathul Ain.
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  • Goldfinch60

    This can be so true in life AP, all it takes is for somebody to be prepared to listen, it is something that I do and it has helped so many people in my life.


    • Accidental Poet

      Thank you for the read and comment Andy. Much appreciated. 👍

    • orchidee

      I saw a tramp-like person on a bench. A poor state, but I thought: He looks more relaxed than I do, dashing about on a busy day!

      • Accidental Poet

        I think a vacation is in order for you Orchi. 🤔

      • Doggerel Dave

        Dangerous territory, my man...... Glad it's fictional.....

        • Accidental Poet

          Dangerous yes Dave, but no less in need of comfort.

        • Teddy.15

          A saviour of sorts 🌹

          • Accidental Poet

            A Saviour? Maybe Teddy, just an adult reaction at sight of someone not in a good way. I've been there myself, so I think it would be a natural to try to comfort someone in need. 40 years ago I might have acted differently by minding my own business. This is fictional so, if I were to come across this girl on a park bench today, I believe this is how I would react. You have to listen to your heart. Thanks for the read and comment Teddy. 😊👍

            • Teddy.15

              Well those type of people are very rare nowa days I'd like to think there were more, I hope I'm wrong so yes a saviour of sorts ❤️

            • 3 more comments

            • Neville

              anxiety in any of its many forms sucks doesn't it .. bloomin nice poem tho ..

              • Accidental Poet

                Yes it sucks. I see it firsthand in the time I spend with my sister. It's hard to know how to help them.

              • Cassie58

                A compassionate write. Responding to a soul in distress. Such a caring thing to do. Anxiety can be debilitating for some. A lovely, thoughtful poem AP.

                • Accidental Poet

                  Thank you Cassie, 40 years ago I like many others today would've looked the other way minding their own business. But I've been there myself, so I think this would be my action today. 😊

                  • Cassie58

                    My natural reaction is always to reach out to someone in distress.I have known many who suffer from this problem and have had a taste of it myself on occasions:) Hope yours has been kicked into touch.

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                  • Thomas W Case

                    Powerful and poignant. Great work.

                    • Accidental Poet

                      Thank you Thomas for the compliment of which I greatly appreciate. 😊👍

                    • rhmn_7

                      Sharing sadness is what brings happiness..

                      • Accidental Poet

                        Thanks for the read and comment rhmn7. 😊👍

                      • Meera Mere

                        Needing someone to listen

                        But too reserved to share her grief
                        These lines hit different. Keep up with that heart.💫

                        • Accidental Poet

                          Thank you Meera. I so appreciate your review. 😊👍

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