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An Empty Chair

An Empty Chair

He sat at a school desk in a chair,

Pondering youthful dreams.

A chair that has long been empty and discarded.


He sat at a dining table in a chair,

Studying under an unshaded lightbulb.

A chair that has long been empty and discarded.


He sat in a chair in a Chicago plant,

Marking out patterns on metal.

A chair that has long been empty and discarded.


He sat in a chair in a tent,

Receiving squadron flight instructions.

A chair that has long been empty and discarded.


He sat in three waiting room chairs,

Waiting nervously for boy or girl announcements.

A chair that has long been empty and discarded.


He sat in a dining chair every Sunday afternoon,

Saying grace for his family’s bounties.

My long empty chair.

Sting-The Empty Chair

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