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A Chair

April 20, 2010
By IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"As long as there is open road, the familiar has the most formidable competitor." - Anonymous


A chair is a chair.
It is not high enough
to be a stool, nor
cushioned enough
to be a couch.
It does not imply
that there will ever
be someone
sitting on it,
or standing on it,
or kneeling on it
to reach the sugar
in the cupboard.
It does not beckon.
It does not call.
It stands,
wooden and peeling,
in the centre of the room,
being a chair.


The author's comments:
We do a lot of glorifying objects in Lit class (we once read a three-page poem about pumpkins). So this time Mr. Brown suggested we do the opposite - deglorify an object, and in describing what it is not, the reader gets a better idea of what it is.

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