Special Table

w c

Special Table


In a bit of creativity

We built a special table

It celebrated someone special to me

when I was young and able


Through the years we polished it

And it stood strong many days

For birthday parties and anniversaries

And the many meals we ate


There were family talks held there

As we discussed our lives

From his being out too late

To the tears when daddy died


We used it daily many years

Though I don’t know where it went

We somehow lost it as we moved

And we haven’t seen it since


If it showed up at an antique store

Collectors would pass it by

Unknowing of its history

And importance in our lives


Should the table ever be found

I would buy it for my son

And trust that he would polish it

While he is able and young

  • Author: w c (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 31st, 2018 00:13
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 19
  • Users favorite of this poem: Lorna, TrystanBehm.


  • orchidee

    A fine write wc.

    • w c

      Thanks for your support, orchidee!

    • FineB

      What a delightful poem WC.

      A family table within a house therein lies so many treasured memories.
      Keep writing

      • w c

        Thanks FineB! I appreciate your comment.

      • Lorna

        I'm sad for the table - that it had to leave the family.

        • w c

          Thanks Lorna! In part two i guess i should find the table, and return it to its rightful place.

          • Lorna

            Please do!

          • TrystanBehm

            This created a swell of emotion deep inside of me. What a great write, and the way you create a history than can be filled in with any of our personal stories while including your own - just fantastic.

            Very nice!

            • w c

              Thanks TrystanBehm. I'm flattered the poem affected you so deeply. I really appreciate your sharing your reaction.

            • Tony36


              • w c

                Thanks Tony. I really appreciate your support.

                • Tony36


                • dusk arising

                  Your piece is warm and comforting though it brings to mind that there are many here who haven't been favoured with such a wholesome family background.
                  Lovely story.

                  • w c

                    Yes, not everyone has a special table i feel fortunate to have had one.

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