Monday, May 25, 2015

EMPTY CHAIRS AT EMPTY TABLES


Blue Umbrellas, Wrightsville Beach, NC

Memorial Day, 2015

Phantom faces in the sea mist,
Phantom shadows in the sand,
Empty chairs at empty tables,
Where my friends no longer stand.

There’s a grief that can’t be spoken,
There’s a pain goes on and on,
Empty chairs at empty tables,
Their songs and laughter are now gone.

O my friends, my friends I thank you,
For the good times we shared together,
Empty chairs at empty tables,
Where we’ll meet in a beautiful forever.

(with apologies to Les Mis)

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