The Empty Chair

The Empty Chair

A Poem by Maddi

In classroom 2B,
There sits an empty chair.
It's at the back of the classroom, hidden
In plain sight, behind nooks and crannies.

The children in the class ignore the empty chair,
Get on with their trigonometry worksheets, but
Not hurriedly. Math is the perfect time for idle chit-chat.

The teacher saunters around the room,
Squeezes past the empty chair, not tucking it in.
The teacher bends down to help a student
Who is stuck. She ignores the empty chair.

But the chair is not empty.
It's like a pane of one way glass separates
Him. 
From us.

There is the same number of students as chairs...
Yet nobody sees him there.
They just ignore the empty chair.

The bell rings,
And the chair is tucked in; 
Neatly unlike the others.

But nobody sees him leave,
They don't even know he's there.


© 2017 Maddi



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It draws emotions out, very sad. Lovely.

Posted 1 Month Ago


I really enjoyed this, I think it reminds me of when I was at school at times, so thank you, its well written and concise but powerful

Posted 8 Months Ago



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Maddi
Maddi

The oak tree by the pond with the coy fish, Norfolk, United Kingdom



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I LOVE writing and reading poems, reading books and some fanfiction too! All literature is accepted by me! I'm also a cynical, sarcastic and rude person, but those who get to know me, love me for it. .. more..

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