An Empty Chair

I sit and stare
and stare
and stare
I sit here just staring
at the empty chair

A chair
once filled with love
with joy
and family things
a chair
filled with laughter
and everyday ordinary things

Those days are gone
there is no one there
and so I sit and stare
and stare
where love once sat
is now
just an empty chair
and so I sit
I just sit and stare.

© Leslie C Dobson

Published by Leslie Dobson

Leslie has been writing since she was a young child, first with poetry and short stories and later with song lyrics, young adult stories and inspirational sayings. She is a multi-genre author and her blogs and books come when and where the Spirit leads.

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  1. colincoles2016 – Frome, Somerset, UK – A novel writer, since 2014. Atlantic Hijack, an action thriller was first published then with the author name of Sam Grant. Professional seafaring experience from early life was incorporated into this novel and sea poems. Pre-sea training led to ten year service aboard eight merchant ships, as apprentice and deck officer, before training in retail management and marriage in 1973. The confinement of offices and city centre stores most likely contributed to resigning from retail management and applying to join Royal Mail-ultimately in the role of postal delivery. Later as a work place trainer. Between leaving the sea and starting in retail management, two seasons were passed in the role of deck chair attendant on sea front and beaches. "Dancing on the Beach," a romantic thriller by Sam Grant owes its authenticity in detail to these experiences, in the way that the two action, mystery sea novels owe depiction to earlier, professional sea-going experiences. Good review from Sea Breezes, an international sea journal. A recent novel has reference to the author's postal life experience - Persuasions Price Summer farm life experiences, helping on a relatives farm, is also relevant to background source. Galactic Mission, first (2017) and Part Two -(2020) https://amazon.co.uk/dp/B08LBKHB19 lacks known personal experience of aliens! There are space ships in both novels and innovative creations for earth air sea transport - AS Skaters in Part Two. The author an avid science reader in his younger life. About sixty poems are published by a national publisher. "At Home in Lockdown," a Sam Grant, poem, was chosen for a book publication, in September, 2020. Action mystery novel, River Escape is a sequel to Atlantic Hijack, but stand alone novel. There are sea poems in Poems with themed notes(2016) and short sea stories on Sam's Website with Word press. Point of interest. Latest novel is Galactic Mission Part Two(October, 2020). Editorial list of all novels by Sam Grant at end of story. Opportunity, from BBC Radio Somerset, October 30th, 2020, for Sam Grant to chat about his latest novel and sea life experiences with Simon Parkin, on Mid - Morning Show, was very enjoyable and much appreciated by author, although Facetime technique was amateurish by Author! Novels, are available through Amazon at URL amazon.com/author/grantsam. Good booksellers will also supply through Print on Demand. Author has posted novels to readers during Lockdown and holds a few copies of all publications. 3/01/2020. Direct distribution is available from Paragon Publishers, Rothersthorpe, on request to Sam Grant author. Email colincoles@hotmail.co.uk Please give title/ author and ISBN to order from a book shop and or visit and view Kindle chapters at URL amazon.com/author/grantsam Samgrantpublications.wordpress.com Web site for short stories, poems and commentary from Sam Grant, Author.
    colincoles2016 says:

    Potency of absent loved one. Memory imprint association. Person and chair, inseparable, yet all that remains is the chair – the person no longer in your life. No longer lived presence for you.

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