Two Places At The Table | A Poem

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Two Places At The Table

There was a little table
With one sturdy wooden chair
There wasn’t lots of space
But one person sat happily there.

There was one set of cutlery
And a single solitary plate
Ready for the quiet meal
Where one sat and pondered one’s fate.

Now there’s a slighter bigger table
And it’s in a room with a view
With all the necessary requirements
For a perfect meal for two.

No longer silent and solitary,
Two contented souls sit there
Contemplating what life might be like
If there were another chair.

Two Places At The Table is a poem written by Ms Moem

I wrote Two Places At The Table as a short alternative wedding poem. It looks at the journey a person goes through from being a single individual, to then becoming part of a couple and finally, what comes next? The thought of being a family! That’s where the next place at the table comes in! It is a sweet little poem, and although I am biased, I really do like it!
I particularly like the way it fits with the simple cartoon illustration – sometimes less is indeed more!
If you would like to hear Two Places At The Table being read, then you can find the video on youtube!

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Ms Moem is an English poet. Since 2007, she has taken thousands of commissions for personalised poetry. Bespoke poems make the best personalised gifts for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and more! Commmission your personalised poem today!

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