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synum asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 1 decade ago

Would you like to read a poem about a woman who taught me how to me...?

"the chair by the wall" ... by Synum

The chair by the wall is empty in the shadows

but I imagine you sit there anyway

You could be standing in the hall, truely I wouldn't even know

it's been years since we ushered in a day.

I think about you daily, and I still go to call you

may seem silly, but it's something I accept.

I'm improving as best I can, I know its time to start anew

Hold my chin up because it's something you'd respect.

Took two long years to recall the sound of your laughter

but I was trying way too hard in hindsight

When we meet again I hope it will be forever after

I guess for now you're out there somewhere in the night

Although the chair by the wall remains empty in the shadow

I imagine that you sit there anyway....

Update:

our family lost a very special women way too long ago... sometimes it's still a little bit too fresh...

Update 2:

Hi "Alli"... as you are clearly new and probably still wrestling with puberty I will forgive your oversight... have a nice day...

Update 3:

yeah I know Mum.... feeling pretty miserable about it.... going to bed... love you.... xxxx

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I love your poem, I almost cried- but I'm at work right now ..so.

    I thought that you might appreciate this song.....

    Rosa Lee McFall

    Lyrics: Charlie Monroe

    Music: Charlie Monroe

    This was played a few times in acoustic sets in 1970 and then again in 1980. Garcia had also played it with the Black Mountain Boys on 7 March 1964.

    The title on the LP "Reckoning" was given as 'Rosalie McFall'. But the original Monroe Brothers' LP has the title 'Rosa Lee McFall' and that is what is used on the CD version of "Reckoning".

    Out on the lonely hillside

    In a cabin low and small

    Lived the sweetest rose of color

    My Rosa Lee McFall

    Her hair was brightsome color

    Her voice was sweet to me

    I know that I will always love her

    And I hope that she loved me

    A asked her to be my darling

    And this is what she said

    You know that I will only be happy

    When you and I are wed

    Then God way up in heaven

    One day for her did call

    I lost my bride, oh how I loved her

    My Rosa Lee McFall

    I've searched the wide world over

    Cities great and small

    But I've never found another

    Like my Rosa Lee McFall

    Out on the lonely hillside

    In a cabin low and small

    Lived the sweetest rose of color

    My Rosa Lee McFall

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Synum....((((((HUGS)))))))

    You would not even imagine how relevant the words you have written relate to how I am feeling...I am not kidding when I say I have tears in my eyes.

    They say time heals all wounds...not my wounds. They are as raw as they were 2 years ago.

    Your nan would be very proud of you....thankyou for sharing your poem...

    Its a shame answer 1 couldnt open her mind and take in the message and sentiments you just presented. Her loss.

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  • Dindi
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I think this is a great Tribute to someone who helped you at an important time in you life. You will always remember her. The poetry is very touching. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    What you say is very relevant to me. When I go to parents house I see my Mum then My Dads Chair. He has been gone nearly 6 years and it still hurts like hell

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  • Regwah
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Spot on mate, odd what memories can be frustratingly hard to recall, how elusive detail can be when we try & conjure the face of a lost loved one, their voice or their laugh.

    Beautiful words Synum, I think they could go with a photograph of a chair.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Am1kJM823Vk

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    Source(s): Hugs Lizzie*
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  • 1 decade ago

    Some people don't have the gift to put their feelings and thoughts into words, but you my friend have that gift.Thank you for sharing.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Not being a poet does not mean I can't like your poetry. And I truly liked it. Sad, but from the heart. BRAVO!!

    Source(s): mind of mine
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  • 1 decade ago

    Very touching.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    "A chair is still a chair

    even when there's no one

    sittin' there "

    Your poem is very good.

    Source(s): A House Is Not A Home Hal David / Burt Bacharach
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    after loosing my Dad I know what it is like to miss someone ..who is so important to you..hugs to both you and Lizzie..my thoughts have been with you both..

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