That Old Corner Chair
Over in the corner sits that old chair
That you occupied with your own unique flair.
Days would pass while you silently sat there
Without a single worry… no, not a care
Some days it seemed too hard to bear
As you silently and stoically sat there.
Did you notice us? Did you even care?
It just seemed that you were unaware.
So many moments did we share
Without one word...just a nod and a stare
Not much emotion was ever shown there
As you sat in that old corner chair
Now it seems cruel and unfair
Your presence will no longer be found here.
No longer will that curly “good” hair
Peak from beneath the caps you loved to wear.
With great sadness I admittedly declare
My heart has been very heavy with despair
Not knowing why you often sat there,
Without a word, in that old corner chair.
Then God’s Holy Spirit sweeps over me to share
Your purpose while you silently sat there.
Be assured God does triumphantly declare
Your loved one was always totally aware.
Yes, he sat in silence without showing a care
But you should not worry ... no don’t you despair,
With confidence did Johnny sit silently there
Knowing that his burdens I had promised to bear.
As you remember his days in that old chair,
Know that I gave him the strength to sit right there.
No grumble or discomfort did he once ever share
For he was entrusted to my loving care!
So in the future as my eyes rest on that old chair
I will always remember you sitting silently here.
And I promise that I won’t complain or despair
For I know I will see you again up there!