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The Silent Chair

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The Silent Chair


Yarns and laughter once flowed through my father’s old chair,
With its smile shaped cushion that’s in need of some repair,
He laughed as he told his stories and reeled us with his charm,
As we wormy wriggled on his words with no fear or alarm.

He smiled with his eyes and blinked as the memories rose,
His tortoise shell glasses were perched wisely upon his nose.
Regal stories of yesteryear when he was in his prime,
For reasons lost or disregarded, now a shadow lost in time.

His smile made us happy as we sat and listened true,
Of friends he met, or grew up with, some we even knew.
Now the chair is silent, though its cushion tries to smile,
I hope to find a shadow there when I check once in a while.

Just memories fill the void where once laughter filled that chair,
With its smile shaped cushion that’s in need of some repair. 	



18th July 2013

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  1. Date: 12/14/2013 1:18:00 AM
    a great symbol you used as the reminder of your father. I love that picture of him with the tortoise shell glasses on his nose!

    De Burca Avatar Seosamh De Burca
    Date: 12/15/2013 12:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi and thank you for reading and commenting on my poem.
  1. Date: 11/20/2013 7:00:00 PM
    Hello...:-) This is a wonderful heartfelt write ...a lovely tribute...

    De Burca Avatar Seosamh De Burca
    Date: 11/21/2013 5:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Donna, thanks again for reading and commenting on one of my poems, you are very kind. Thanks for stopping by.
  1. Date: 11/20/2013 4:14:00 PM
    Seosamh, I knew you were an amazing poet my friend. The memories one sits on. I'm impressed with the joy and smiles your poem brought to mind. Then I remembered my favorite chair. It was a sad day when it was replaced by new memories. I wish the chair was repaired instead of replaced.... Glad to hear from you today. xox~ SKAT

    De Burca Avatar Seosamh De Burca
    Date: 11/21/2013 5:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your very generous comment. You are to kind :). Glad you enjoyed reading my poem.