The Empty Chair


I try hard to not realize,

to look away, avert my eyes;

for there beside me is a space

where there should just be your face.

Lonely now, I miss you much,

not to mention gentle touch,

there’s nothing there, a vacant gap,

that all my strength does surely sap.

I will not look, I’ll turn away,

wait for you another day,

but should you see the tears I cry,

that empty seat will tell you why.

Submitted: April 03, 2018

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Awww how heartfelt, Hully. What an amazing poem filled with emotions

Tue, April 3rd, 2018 8:44pm


Thanks, jayisbeth. This one wrote itself, tonight.

Tue, April 3rd, 2018 1:46pm

Sue Harris

Nicely penned, Hully. Full of raw emotion and so evocative... oh, that empty chair!

Tue, April 3rd, 2018 10:00pm


Thank you, Sue. It's still sitting there, showing it's emptiness.

Tue, April 3rd, 2018 3:30pm

Jeff Bezaire

It's difficult, coping with loss. No matter how long it's been, depending on the day or our mood, remembering someone no longer with us can set us off. Each person (and pet) has their place in our hearts.
A wonderful write, Hully. You nailed the feeling home.

Wed, April 4th, 2018 1:34am


Thanks, Jeff!

Wed, April 4th, 2018 5:08am

Adam L.

What raw and emotional poem, Ms. Hullabaloo

Wed, April 4th, 2018 2:30pm


Thanks for reading, Adam.

Wed, April 4th, 2018 8:00am

Mike S.

Beautiful, Hull, thank you!

Wed, April 4th, 2018 6:36pm


Glad you liked it, Mike.

Wed, April 4th, 2018 11:43am

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