That empty place.....

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Religion and Spirituality  |  House: Booksie Classic

With the passing of my dearest wife..I wrote this poem..

That empty place…….


There`s  an empty place set at my table,

With a wine glass, a knife fork and spoon

And the hi-fi`s  switched on, softly playing

The start of our favourite tune.


The supper is cooked and is ready

And I`ve taken the cork out the wine.

I am here my dear love, and I`m waiting

To say prayers, and then we can dine.


But my tears, they just won`t stop falling,

And my heart is as heavy as lead.

For I still can`t accept what they tell me,

That you`ve gone…..that you are really dead.


Yes I wait for that chair set beside me,

To move back as you smile, settling down,

And I feel your dear warmth and your fragrance

Invade my whole being like a crown.


Yes I feel that you`re right here beside me,

With your fingers tightly linked around mine.

As I whisper our prayer just like always,

And then I can pour out the wine.


Yes knowing you`ve gone on before me,

Is real hard for an old man like me,

But I`ll wait for you love… wait for ever

At my table, that’s all set for our tea……………


Geoffrey Kennell






Submitted: June 17, 2017

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Thank you for sharing your beautiful poem with us. By the sound of it, it won't be that long until you will be joining her in the world of light, where she is happy and well now. So just be patient. Meanwhile, I wonder whether the following message from her might comfort you just a little bit:

To The Ones I Love And Who Love Me

When I’ve departed from earthly life,
Release me and let me go.
You and I, we both have many things to see and do.
Do not tie yourself to me with tears.
I gave you my love and you will never guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you have shown,
But now it’s time for me to travel on – alone.

So, weep a while, if grieve you must.
Though not for me, only for yourself and
For the hole my passing has created in your life.
But then let your grief be comforted by trust
And the knowledge that
It’s only for a while that part we must.
Bless the memories your carry in your heart.
It knows that no love is ever lost.
Life is eternal – it goes on and on,
Not just for you and me, but everybody.

You and I are now closer than we have ever been
And I’ll never be further from you than a thought,
So whenever you need me, call and I’ll come near.
Although you can neither see nor touch me now,
I have not gone from you
And when you pay attention to your heart,
You’ll feel my love there soft and clear.

And then, one fine day –
When you are coming this way alone,
I shall be waiting to greet you.
With a smile I’ll welcome you home.

Fr. Pat Lennon
Edited by Aquarius

With love - Aquarius

Sat, June 17th, 2017 2:16pm


This is sincerely heart wrenching, the way it's worded is beautiful. I really like this

Sat, June 17th, 2017 5:25pm


Thank you so much, we were married and in love for 37 years, I still cannot play the music we listened to without my eyes flooding with tears......its been 10 years now.....I am 93 years old....soon we will meet again.....

Sat, June 17th, 2017 11:30am

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