The Empty Chair

2006 Poetry

Empty Chair at Thanksgiving Table

The Empty Chair

He wont be here

for Thanksgiving

this year,

nor others

that will follow.

All these years

he was a

staple at the table,

to give thanks

and joke with

the family.

No more

will we see his smile

across the feast,

though his presence

will be felt

until that day,

when we join him

to give thanks

in the great beyond.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Just had a death in the family

Gerry, Rest in Peace

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