Each time that I sit down to eat
I notice there’s an unfilled seat
It’s been like that for quite awhile
I don’t feel ready yet to smile.
I wish your laugh and wisdom’s word
Were still the pleasantries I’d heard
For times have changed, you’re gone away
I miss you more, day after day !
Who’d ever guess that I should be
Alone at last upon life’s sea,
I never thought that I would share
My dinners with an empty chair !