Separate Chairs

Separate Chairs

A Poem by Phill Oz O'fee
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Longevity relationship ....

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Separate Chairs



Once the last offspring had fledged from the nest

Harry and Heather downsized their city address

Seeking a dignified new lifestyle of retirement rest

Bought a quaint coastal cottage in the south west


Those first summer months were heavenly bliss

Salt fragranced breezes carried a crocosmia kiss

Throughout the home in waves of soft floral mist

And ticked one of the boxes on their bucket list


An unspoilt panoramic vision stretched to the sea

Their picture postcard sculpted garden the key

Where butterflies and wild seabirds roamed free

All enjoyed by our relaxed couple sipping iced tea


The glorious sunset spilt an amber curtain call

Through the conservatory’s glass panelled wall

Creating stunning moments of congenial enthral

Wrapping our loving pair like a comforting shawl


Snuggled comfortably in separate arm chairs

Reflecting special memories they both shared

Announcing to the world a faithful love declared

Without even speaking like a silent sacred prayer


The space between chairs may have been a few feet

But their souls were an entwined singular heartbeat

Their relationship over years had been quite unique

A wonderful example of a couple’s loyalty complete


Copyright @ Phillozofee 2018


© 2018 Phill Oz O'fee



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"Salt fragranced breezes carried a crocosmia kiss"

That was my favourite stanza. It really painted a picture in your head of what it looked like in actuality. Similar stanzas soon followed, making the picture clear in your mind. As well as setting the mood. It was lovely and heartfelt. I enjoyed the rhymes and story-line that you went along. It was a lovely poem.
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Contentment, years of living and loving where silences not awkward, no need for words, just a glance for comfort.
You're good....

Posted 5 Months Ago


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"Salt fragranced breezes carried a crocosmia kiss"

That was my favourite stanza. It really painted a picture in your head of what it looked like in actuality. Similar stanzas soon followed, making the picture clear in your mind. As well as setting the mood. It was lovely and heartfelt. I enjoyed the rhymes and story-line that you went along. It was a lovely poem.
*drop microphone* THANK YOU

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very well written display of rhyme. Few others could do this at all (including myself). nothing forced and a theme carried throughout to the very end. It's good to read good writing.
thanks for posting Phill.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

this is sweet and beautiful. lovers growing old together. a satisfying write on any level. :)

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This was wonderfully penned. Smooth and satisfying, a keen piece of poetry

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Awe love this. A beautiful piece that’s flows great. My kind of poem. Love it

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Gear this piece, one in which I can relate. Visually appealing! Thanks.

Posted 6 Months Ago


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I think you really capture the contentment of lives lived together, comfortable in silence and happy with their lot in life. We can only hope to live life as well.

Posted 6 Months Ago


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We contemplated something similar but were too timid, too aware of likely incapacities in years to come. I don't exactly regret it, but I have more than a passing admiration and 'Way to go!!!' when hearing of folk who have grasped this nettle and seized the day. I had a sinking feeling the later stages of the poem might have ended sadly, perhaps as health worsened. I was glad it didn't go that way. But I also reflected that, what the hell, they didn't mark time - they LIVED.

Nice work
Nigel

Posted 6 Months Ago


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Nigel Newman

6 Months Ago

Correction - they're LIVING!!
wonderfully written...and another poem that makes me think of my folks...and their 70 years of marriage...growing old together in their two chairs...just like these...
a few feet apart...and the two of them, so connected.
j.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Phill Oz O'fee
Phill Oz O'fee

Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom



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I am caught in a time spiral of confusion; that period we all experience between birth and death. Somewhere inside hides a poet, writer, lyricist and/or whatever, laying dormant and suppressed by s.. more..

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