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The Empty Chair

Updated on February 21, 2016

The Empty Chair

A Christmas tree stands tall
Dressed with tinsel and lights
Twinkling out the windows
A beacon in the night

Gifts wrapped in colorful bows
A boxy nest surrounds the tree
Glowing under the fairy lights
They sit and wait patiently

Morning wakes with an excited flurry
Of family and loving embraces
They gather round to share a meal
At the table, they all have their places

In-between the joy and laughter
As they drink and as they eat
Everyone is astutely aware
Of the one very empty seat

Underneath smiles and chatter
There is something a miss
The memory held in their hearts
Of who's missing again, this Christmas

Like bubbles of champagne floating
The stories of her pop in to the air
It fills the hole in their hearts
As they imagine that day with her there

They reminisce of the days gone by
When her laugh would light the room
The tears flow amongst the laughter
As they wait to reunite one day soon

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    • Luna Blue profile image
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      Luna Blue 23 months ago

      Thank you all for the positive comments, I am glad you enjoyed the read

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 23 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wonderful sentiments. It is always that way that we miss the ones we love the most during the holidays but the memories remain.

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      manatita44 23 months ago from london

      Beautiful yet touching sentiment. Have a great weekend Luna.

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      Jonas Rodrigo 23 months ago

      Effective use of imagery, Luna Blue. Great poem!

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      Luna Blue 23 months ago

      Thank you Jodah :)

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      John Hansen 23 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Beautiful sentiments in this lovely Christmas poem.