That Empty Chair

chairOh empty chair

Out on

The front porch,

How you

Rattle me.

You are a

Constant reminder

Of how lonely

The House

On the Hill

Has become.

That my home

Is haunted

By a

Heartbroken Ghost,

Who looks

Remarkably

Like me.

You are a

Throne

Without a

Queen.

The King

Wanders

His castle

Aimlessly,

More a jester

Than the

Rightful owner

Of the crown.

How long

Will you

Remain there,

Rocking

In the

Summer breeze?

I wish

I knew…

Will someone

Ever make use

Of you again?

I cannot handle

The idea

Of that

Chair

Remaining

Forever empty…

Just like

My heart.

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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31 Responses to That Empty Chair

  1. Reblogged this on idealisticrebel and commented:
    I had an empty chair. Very good blog. Hugs, Barbara

  2. hollie says:

    Someone will occupy it. It won’t sit alone.

  3. Do you want to borrow Butters for a while? :/

  4. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    HE NEEDS A REAL, SHORT-DISTANCE GIRL….ANY VOLUNTEERS???

  5. WE ENDED UP THROWING OUT OUR EMPTY ROCKING CHAIR….it was too small and two short for either one of us! You poor guy! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  6. ksbeth says:

    it will be filled again one day, mark my words. the only question is not if, but who?

  7. Rebekah says:

    Your heart is empty?
    I know you didn’t ask, but I suggest, filling it up with love. Love of yourself. It takes two separately happy people to make a happy couple.
    http://naturallyhappytogether.wordpress.com
    You’ll find out a lot about love here. This might shock you. So be prepared. Don’t say I didn’t give fair warning.

    • Austin says:

      You think love would solve the problem, Rebekah?

      You do realize that my heart is empty because of this whole love issue, right? I will check out your other blog and see if it helps…

      • Rebekah says:

        Love of self was surely not the problem. Or am I mistaken? I’m not speaking of being selfish.
        But you’re right. It is really non of my bisness. Sorry for butting in. I guess when you make things public it opens to comments. I won’t tell you what is right and wrong. I’ll just share with you my journey

      • Austin says:

        You’re not butting in, silly. I’m just saying that I filled my heart with love, and now it’s aching because the person I love is far away.

        I appreciate your insight and input.

      • Rebekah says:

        I know your heart is aching. I see that. You make it very clear in your posts.

        I’m glad that you don’t find me too imposing.

      • Austin says:

        I like you very much. It is always fun to get to know another blogger and see how her Deep Thoughts work.

        Yours intrigue me. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Rebekah says:

        That excites me… do I need to add, ”No pun intended”?

        Knowing you, I think I do. But I also see apattern here. At first I felt creaped out. But now I see that you are the same with all the girls. It puts me at ease.

      • Austin says:

        Creeped out? That hurts…

      • Austin says:

        It’s creepy that I’m nice to you?

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