An Empty Chair on Sunday

May 17, 2012
By Daros BRONZE, Davisburg, Michigan
Daros BRONZE, Davisburg, Michigan
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Countless tests and exams
To find a tumor
Leeching off his life
A parasite

But I knew
Everything would be alright
We would go back to the careless
Warm summers spent wandering
Through the tree covered flats
And the tamed fields of farm country
Amidst the blinking lights of fireflies
Hovering about our heads
Listening to an orchestra of crickets
Under the stars

Body decaying day by day
Strength fading
A ghost of his former self

But I knew
But it was just a phase
Everything would be alright
Someday soon we would be back
To running around lonely ash trees
Till it was time for Sunday dinner
And the family would gather
As we have for years

A horror of needles and bad tasting medicines,
A restless child trapped in a wheelchair
A drawn out death, a loosing fight
Hope dissolving

But he made sure we knew
He would be alright

The only testament to the battle
A stone in the ground
And the rest of us
An empty chair on Sunday
And a hole in the heart

The author's comments:
I wrote this piece about my younger cousin who died of an inoperable brain tumor.

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DanielM SILVER said...
on May. 19 2012 at 10:43 pm
DanielM SILVER, Kent, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"I would rather hated million times for what i did then loved a million times for what i didn't do." - Daniel Moto
" I've sought out to be the best i could posibly be but when i hit a roadblock in life what did i do, i had two choices either stay at the roadblock or i take this roadblock and make of it and go around it and achieve my goal. So, what will it be?"- Daniel Mathia

"People take love like its a four letter word or just a phrase that you tell people or your friends all the time. But in reality love is much bigger than a merely phrase or 4 letter word. Instead love is a genuine promise or covenant to that special person."-Daniel Mathia

“Why change yourself when you were made perfect and wonderfully by the creator of everything?” – Daniel Mathia

“If live is not hurtin then were really not living in.” – B. Reith

Great Job!!! I got hooked on your title that was awesome message. Keep it up

on May. 19 2012 at 11:42 am
Ecrivain SILVER, Minnetonka, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say."
--F. Scott Fitzgerald

"A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is very poignant and beautiful. The switching perspectives between what is reality and the fantasy of summer captures a melancholy tone perfectly. I especially like the line "To running around ash trees..." and so forth. It ties the whole piece together. The line "But he made sure we knew..." and so forth really digs into my heart, too. Very well done and well composed. 


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