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the chair where you were sitting

my angel you are with me
in a way i never knew
just sitting here thinking
and spending time with you

we recall the good times
and lessons that we learned
sneered at the bad times
and hours that they burned

both learning truths
as God helped us to see
a little something about you 
a little something about me

we were brought together
it was our destiny
and just like all beautiful stories
ending in tragedy

but only just today
have i found you in my mind
and now something tells me
that you were there all the time

my spirit has accepted 
that your body has gone
but everything you did
in my mind lives on

you made me someone
much more than i am
giving me presents and presence
being my biggest fan

i could never win anything
more valued than you
my gift from God
i was given to you too

the chair where you were sitting
beside me so so well
for a while it held an emptiness
a little piece of hell

but i have learned for the good
perhaps in the nick of time
that i can fold your little chair
and put it in my mind

and place it with my treasures
things i've had since i was a boy
with my most treasured memories
horses and toys

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  1. Date: 10/4/2013 9:14:00 PM
    nice win John, congrats......... SKAT

  1. Date: 10/3/2013 8:29:00 AM
    congrats on your win! thanks for sharing

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 8:17:00 AM
    beautiful write...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 4:33:00 AM
    Congrats on the win in the contest, John

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 11:02:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win xx

  1. Date: 6/29/2011 9:29:00 AM
    congrats on your win with this exceptional write. cory

  1. Date: 2/21/2011 12:59:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win John in Desiree's contest "Epiphanies". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 1:14:00 PM
    Hi John - A wonderful ode. Very impressive. Congratulations on your WIN in Desiree's contest. Best wishes, Kory

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 12:27:00 PM
    Congrats John on your HM in the Epiphanies contest with this brilliant entry my friend.. enjoy a special honor with luv..

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 9:02:00 AM
    high fives to you for this soulful 'epiphany' - always a winner in my eyes...

  1. Date: 1/29/2011 4:48:00 PM
    Congratulations on the HM win in the contest, john

  1. Date: 1/29/2011 4:15:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 1/29/2011 3:22:00 PM
    This is so sweetly sad. A heartfelt wonderful poem, john. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 1/29/2011 3:16:00 PM
    congrats on your win with this lovely entry

  1. Date: 1/29/2011 2:54:00 PM
    Beautiful. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/9/2011 11:04:00 AM
    What a fine piece of poetry, My friend! This is really Soup Mail! Enjoyed the read tonight! Have a nice one!...Gert

  1. Date: 1/8/2011 11:47:00 PM
    John - wow - this poem leaves me speechless - Beautiful and endearing - I'm sorry for your loss and sorry I wasn't here to help you through it - A favorite poem - God Bless you John, mj

  1. Date: 1/8/2011 1:35:00 PM
    Why not a tribute to the elephant. IF it did not die for the sake of ivory keys . They were slaughtered just for their tusks and I think they deserve to be recognized. yup that's my way of thinking. Phyl

  1. Date: 1/7/2011 1:19:00 PM
    You have Soup mail, John.

  1. Date: 1/7/2011 12:41:00 PM
    John a beautiful ode to the one you love, taken away too soon, beautiful memories shared.. Thank you for the smiles you always bring when you comment on my work :)