Your Empty Chair

An Empty Chair

 

                                                                                             

 

Did you ever see me

Sitting there

The way I see you daily

in your empty chair?

Slouching, relaxing,

Leaning back,

Long legs stretching,

Reaching where I sat.

Your hands working

many a way

running often

through your hair.

 

Did you ever see me

Sitting alone

Catching sunbeams

Chilled to the bone

Feeling the touch

of your warm presence

With the cold fingers

of your absence

As I yearn for days

Now, forever flown.

 

 

 

 

  
About the author
In love with life, I am a retired gynaecologist and have always wanted to be a writer but there never was time; I loved reading but there never was time. A busy career and three children kept me away from myself. Even then I would steal moments and write, off and on. Many of my poems and stories are inspired by my patient's lives particularly one who was an actress. I have been closely associated with Mother Teresa's home and other social welfare institutions at Jalandhar, Punjab. I've been President, Lioness club, Jal. and was one of the two women in Asia to be awarded by International President of The Lions Club International in recognition of work done for women's welfare. I also was on the advisory board of A.I.R. & Doordarshan, Jalandhar and chairperson of several social and cultural organisations. I enjoy Sufi music, Gurbani, & Indian classical music. Have won many awards for theatre and oratory. Now 69, I finally got over my technophobia and am learning to operate this laptop by a hit & miss method, almost independently. I'm enjoying every bit as I've found this platform for sharing my writings. I also enjoy cooking and embroidery. Off and on I try my hand at sketching too. I'm sure to enjoy my love affair with Morsels & juices and savour each flavour and colour. Wish me all joy and fun.

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