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A Simple Chair

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A Simple Chair

A Simple Chair

Me, a thing made of wood
just a simple chair
from the day you bought me
you held me with care

You sat me there 
in that special place
and decorated me 
with cushions and lace

Now, I watch you all day
as you go about
everything I see
there's not a doubt

For when, you're in a fight
I know your words are true
but if only I could speak
I'd be there for you

And if you take a rest 
upon my lap
I feel so happy
I want to clap

But my hands, 
they're made of wood
I cannot move them 
I wish I could

When I'm left
all alone
I'm always waiting 
to see you home

If you're not there 
to sit on me
how useless and sad
I'll feel and be

I'm glad you're there
to fill my empty seat
but to make you comfy
is my only treat

I can do nothing else
for I'm just a chair
one whom you kept
with love and care.

For D. Guzzie's " A chairs tale contest"

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  1. Date: 2/27/2009 12:16:00 PM

    This is wonderful, Maryam! I love the title. It is perfect for this sweet chair you have brought to life! Good luck! Love, Robin

  1. Date: 2/27/2009 4:23:00 AM

    Well done my friend. You captured the chair so well..Best wishes in the contest.

  1. Date: 2/27/2009 12:53:00 AM

    "And if you take a rest upon my lap" Nice lines my favorite ones and good luck in the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 2/26/2009 4:10:00 PM

    Maryam, it's amazing how you've succeeded in giving life to a chair! Very nice, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/26/2009 4:42:00 AM

    Aww, I truly felt the emotion of this chair! Great job. Good luck in the contest! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 2/25/2009 7:14:00 PM

    Maryam wonderful poem you have penned - Good luck in the contest - God Bless, MJ