The Corner – A Lonely Plate

The CornerConsidering the plight of the Melmac Dish recently, reminded me of a poor, lonely plate left at my home several years ago. Sitting in The Corner during a moment of quiet respite, I recalled how that poor, lonely plate just sat there, staring into nothingness. Its gaze was quite glazed. Its rim was quite dim. Its well did not swell.


A Lonely PlatePlate Framed

I am a little, lonely plate
Sometimes I am a bowl
Filled with food made from love
Food that warms the soul

But last night at another house
My owner left me there
Even though I was well looked after
I am filled with utter despair

So please my owner, my owner dear
Let my cry fall upon your ears
Recall the times we’ve had together
The mirth we have shared over the years

Let all the times you have reached for me
Come flooding back to your sweet and gentle heart
Raise your hand and claim me back!
For we should never be apart

An unfilled plate is a sad sight to behold
Even sadder when it is away from its home
For it was not meant to be without food
The food meant for the family it calls its own

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Plate – By Crown Derby (England, 1775-1890), William Billingsley (England, 1758-1828) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Header backdrop – By Enoch Wood and Sons (England, Staffordshire, Burslem, 1818-1846) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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2 Responses to The Corner – A Lonely Plate

  1. andy says:

    Bring the plate over, and you may be surprised to find it limited to acommodate all that I will serve 😀

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