An Empty Chair

41 years ago he gave me a ring…

i miss you in places we used to be
now an empty chair that i see
remembered watching the sun set with our day
reminiscing how everything goes our way

i had you the rest of our years
now only the breeze whispering my ears
your scents that linger in my senses
holds you back in my longings and loneliness
never thought how life goes so fast?
i have only your memories to last

i see you sitting there just looking at a far end
in your deep sigh through the sky you send
touching those distant stars with a wish
from our embrace, nothing will vanish
an empty chair, with an empty thought
in the stillness of time, to life it brought
can’t find a way, lost in the blues of the past
i cast my shadow, i have me and my life to last


in painting by suzette portes san jose

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About suzette portes san jose

ABOUT THE AUTHOR SUZETTE PORTES SAN JOSE She was born and raised in Cebu City, spent her elementary years at Stella Maris School, Franciscan Missionary Sisters at Mabolo, Banilad, Cebu City and her high school years at the University of San Carlos Girls High School, Holy Spirit Sisters. She went to college at the University of San Carlos, SVD Priest in Cebu City, Philippines. She is a University half scholar from high school to college. She was born with a passion for writing and living in her art forms. She started writing online in 2013. She now has joined 18 book anthologies from 2015 to 2019. Each of her poems is written with her painting as visuals and is now appearing internationally, namely in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, India, and the Philippines. She is also a recipient of multiple awards for her ARTworks and Literary works. She was awarded Poet of the Year in 2017 by one of the prestigious poetry site Destiny Poets International Community of Poets UK. Also, a regular contributor to GloMag a monthly issued magazine in India. She has also published her 2 narrative poem Chapbook book "As The Wind Blows" and "Whispering Silence" in the 10 part series. She has also done her first-authored book "The Dawning" along with other books Isle of Words and Colors Vol 1 "Footprints from Every Waks of Life", Isles of Words and Colors Vol. 2 "Journey to the New Horizon" and Kirky’s Adventure Vol.1. Now coming up with Isle of Words and Colors Vol. 3 "At The Rainbows End" and her 2nd book "Whisperings". It has always been her dream to leave her legacy as a fulfilled artist and for her next generation to follow her footsteps. A dream comes true. Thank you, Kirk Dominic (granddaughter) Wilyam Gabriel SJ Reyes (grandson) and Angelito Portes San Jose (only son) for dreams that came to reality.

6 thoughts on “An Empty Chair

    1. suzette portes san jose Post author

      what a heart keeps will always be brought out in ways with love…thank you, Sir, my honor as always 🙂

    1. suzette portes san jose Post author

      when love is true is finds no end… memories will linger as real as long as heart keeps on beating…always be a treasure to keep and to hold..thank you, dear, just missing my husband every time… 🙁


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