Reflections of My Heart

The Empty Holiday Table ღ KKD ღ

The Empty Table

I sit at this empty table of memories
with loved ones so dear
Remembering the love and laughter
that rang out so clear

Burned deeply in my heart
is each and every face
Never to be forgotten
the love I so embraced

Today my heart is heavy
missing those who are gone
Those who don't come around
from my heart pain is drawn

As in years past
today we would have done our baking
but today there is no joy
no sweets are we making

I sit here gazing
at each empty chair
Remembering the joy that once was
today its absence.. Oh I'm so aware

There will be no invite to Christmas Eve
no not even a thought
No joy in hearing Christmas morning
"Nana come see what Santa brought"

Those who have passed
I always hold so dear
Those who choose absence
are the only true ghost here

My memories are mine
not a single soul can steal
The joy in remembering
is the only thing that's real

I scoot Mz. "P" from my lap
as I blow out the bright red candle
I'm forced to walk away
from this Empty Table

Maybe next year .....

ღ KKD ღ

Original by
Donna DeLong Matthews
(All rights reserved)
December 2010

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