The Empty Chair
The empty chair reminds me of how cruel life can be.
The empty chair reminds me of how joyous life once was.
It reminds me of how life once tasted sweet.
And how it can become so bitter.
The empty chair echo’s sounds of laughter,
The empty chair reminds me of how laughter can turn to ashes in your mouth.
It reminds me of when I asked for a flower and you gave me a garden.
It reminds me that there is another star in the heavens.
The empty chair says goodbye again and again and again.
The empty chair remind me, how life never gives it merely lends.
It reminds of how my tapestry is more unwoven and unpicked.
It says heartache, pain, suffering and stinging tears.
The empty chair is a reminder of battles won, but a war lost.
It is a doorway that opens to allow emptiness to roll over me.
Through the door I am in a land without sun.
This empty chair hangs on the edge of the Grand Canyon.
The empty chair begs a thousand questions but answers none.
The chair is revered and seldom sat on.
It is like a throne waiting for the return of a king.
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Comments about this poem (The Empty Chair by Tony Mushrow )
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
William Butler Yeats
(13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939)
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
(28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827)
(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)
(7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941)
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