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Don´t Be Sad, Just Be Glad. For The Beautiful Times

Updated on November 26, 2012

For The Happy Times

Two empty chairs, rest side by side,

Placed midst a scenic view,

Two empty chairs without you and me,

lonely, despite the wondrous scenery.

How many hours did we spend head to head?

Talking till late in the night,

We could accomplish so much way

back then.

As we sat in those now empty chairs.

Your problems would pour out as tumultuous words,

feeling free to tell all when it was just

you and me.

I felt all your pain as we sipped

and expounded on when, how and why?

these problems should be.

Now and then we´d survey the awesome view,

sighing at the beauty around us.

Hurting inside, though surrounded by splendour,.

Life can be strange.

Need to re--arrange,

but the constant...... our friendship......

is life long and solid.

The incredible views from those now empty chairs,

still there for others to see,

Generations of humans, merely

dust wafting through,

The mountains and rivers remain.

Natures´beauty is strong, always the same,

if humans no longer interfere with its flow.

If humans appreciate its sparkle and glow...

Sun on the river sparkling by day,

Moon on the same scene at night.

Giving a glow and just enough light,

to walk to our now empty chairs.

As Tennyson wrote, so long ago.

´´Men may come and men may go,

But I go on forever.´´

( The Brook by Alfred Lord Tennyson)

Life is short, my beautiful friend,

We are blessed, even though I know,

You struggle that we cannot be,

physically close, as in the days we would sit

in scenic a view in our now empty chairs.

I love you no less, now that miles are

between us.

There´s not a day that I don´t think of you.

At the end of the day, let´s not be too sad,

Things have changed, but be glad,

That it happened at all. We are blessed.

Don´t be sad that it´s gone,

My beautiful friend, Diane.


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  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Hello i4u,

    Than you very much for reading and leaving a cute comment..

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    6 years ago

    It was so nice to read.

    I loved the title along with the entire poem.

    Life is to live with all the memories indeed.

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Hi acaetnna..... always gives me a lift to see your lovely smile on my page.

    Thank you so much for the beautiful, encouraging comment.

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    6 years ago from Guildford

    Wow your poetry is always so brilliant - always. I learn so much from you.

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Hi Movie Master

    I really appreciate you commenting.

    Thank you. I hope the stirred up memories were happy ones for you.

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    Movie Master 

    6 years ago from United Kingdom

    Your poem stirred up many memories, very beautiful thank you.

    Voted up/awesome

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Thank you Patty........

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    Patty Kenyon 

    6 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

    Very Nice!!

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Hello cleaner3,

    Your comment is a lovely compliment,. Thank you.

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    6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

    Dim, you have a way with words that just makes the mind remeber just like it was today. great write.

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Hi billybuc,

    So glad you liked it. I think we´ve all ´been there´ at some time.

    Take care.


  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Thank you Deborah,

    Glad you can relate. In a good way, I mean.

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    Bill Holland 

    6 years ago from Olympia, WA

    I love the two empty chairs....poignant my friend and provokes many memories.

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    Deborah Brooks Langford 

    6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

    wow so beautiful.. the thoughts and memories in this awesome poem.. had me from the first.. I can relate..




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