A Bench In The Hall & The Tree Of Dreams

 A two-fer Friday, a couple of “oldies but goodies” for you. Remember that bench in the hall? Somehow, it’s usually is associated with something unpleasant(at least in my experience)wherever it may be.

Think about it.

Jake.

            A BENCH IN THE HALL

                                                                            Do you recall,

       a bench in a hall,

             and the time, and the place,

           where you sat?

            I’d guess with a bet,

             and I’ll double, that yet,

             you weren’t happy,

             with where, you were at!

          ***

           Jack Downing

                                                                               June 2009

                        ……………………………………………………………………………………………..

                                                                   THE TREE OF DREAMS

               The tree of dreams,

             is ripe to pick,

                   it’s always in full bloom,

                       but the roots, they’re planted,

                in real soil,

                      let the fruit, your head,

                   not swoon.

                   ***

                                                                                Jack Downing

                                                                                   May 2009

                          …………………………………………………………………………………………….

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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10 Responses to A Bench In The Hall & The Tree Of Dreams

  1. Chuckling to myself… I never realized I had so many “bench in the hall” memories. Luckily, they weren’t all unpleasant, but they did all entail… waiting.
    The fruit of the tree of dreams… love it!

    • Ha,ha,ha. Just the waiting itself made it unpleasant. I honestly cannot remember one instance of euphoria sitting on a bench in a hall ANYWHERE! Thanks so much for your comments, you are becoming a favorite, frequent and important contributor and it is people like you that make this worth the effort. Thank you again.
      Jake.
      Ps. Happy New Year to you, your family, and friends.
      J.

  2. sally says:

    Always a treasure to read… Happy New Years Jack… I gave Wayne some of your stuff OK?

  3. Beth Ann says:

    I had to think hard about the bench in the hard memories….fortunately not too many and not too many were actually bad ones!!! But I am sure it varies from person to person. Great choice today! Happy New Year!

    • You are indeed, a fortunate person. Never a trip to the principal’s office? Certainly no “inivtation” to court. Buthow aboutthe Registry of Motor Vehicles? What about a job related incident? After all, both the bench and the hall may be metaphorical. lol Happy New Year to you too. (and of course tothe family)

      ________________________________

  4. Beth Ann says:

    Geez—that would be bench in the HALL, not hard. No coffee yet this morning…will blame it on that!

  5. That bench in the hall where I sat was outside the court room. Unfortunately the conversation inside was about me.

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