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Constants

Constants

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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Drifting in thought

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Sun, moon and stars look down on earth,
these are the constants since our birth,
along with ocean's ebb and flow.

The biting cold brings bridal snow
which melts when warmer days appear.
And spring brings bluebells out to thrill,
red tulips and gold daffodils,
though these in time will fade and die.

Black storm clouds chase across the sky,
great chariots at breakneck speed.
Take heed that those you love the most
are fragile in the span of time.

On planet blue, our days are brief,
too soon, too soon comes onset grief
as each heart's clock will pause and stop.

How many years will we have here?
In truth our future can't be seen.
Some charmed, will age like fine red wine,
while some will hardly get the chance
to put their small feet on the floor,
before they exit out the door.

Our mark when we depart this sphere?
When we have reached our setting sun,
when we're about to cross the bar,
how will our Maker measure us?
Will he count our kindest deeds,
like cookies in a clear glass jar?



© 2018 Christine Anne Shaw



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I enjoyed reading this and particularly the question of how our Maker will measure us. My own personal belief is that love has one great measurement by which it can be determined and that measurement is called "sacrifice". I think it is what Jesus meant when He said, There is no greater love than a person who lays down his life for another. But there are all sorts of ways of "laying down our lives". Every time we put aside our own needs and desires for the well-being or edification of another we are sacrificing a bit of ourselves. The sacrifice of time is a sacrifice of life because life is nothing if not time and there is only so much allotted to each of us. The greatest love then, would be measured by the greatest sacrifice. And that, I believe, is the whole point of the cross..."For God so LOVED the world..." An enjoyable read. Bless.

Posted 3 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thank you Fabian for reading my drifting thoughts poem. Yes there is no greater sacrifice than layin.. read more


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This was a very deep spoken write about the measures of life the beauty and the wages of it leaving . Each thing must leave and a rebirth comes in new.

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

All things pass, and then rebirth, how true. thank you Jon.

Chris
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2 Months Ago

Your very welcome:)
Your poem is jam-packed with a trillion delicious ideas & vivid images. Despite the underlying current of “constants” there’s also a bubbling-over of so many ephemeral delights. When one reaches the final two questioning stanzas, it starts to feel like a person looking back over his/her life, at both the constants & the things that never last long enuf. Tiny glimpses of regret creep in, but are kept at bay with the rallying cry of hopeful salvation. I see our end differently, tho. I believe our evaluations are ongoing thru-out life, not something we face only at the end. Still, I appreciate this is how many see it & your words will bring comfort in familiarity (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thank you Margie. Written while in a sombre mood after hearing news about the rapid decline in a fri.. read more
Wondering about length of a life time, purpose of life, and dealing with the loss of life are a constant for all of us and you put those thought in perfect form in your poem. The philosophical attitude in your writing is universal! Your poem is wonderful.

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

I am truly grateful for your very kind words Mrudula Rani. I appreciate the time taken to read my wo.. read more
Mrudula Rani

3 Months Ago

Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts.
Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

It is my pleasure to do so.
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Jas
I enjoyed this, it brings a lighter tone to a conversation about life and death.

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thank you Jas. I am new here as well. Will look out for your work.

Chris
Jas

3 Months Ago

Thanks man much appreciated. Let me know what you think of my work
this is an amazing write i always felt the need to have answers to some queries about life that is perhaps the reason why i turn to philosophy for answers

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thank you sette. So pleased you enjoyed my poem. have a lovely day.

Chris
sette

3 Months Ago

thank you for that my friend
You hit the nail on its head again Chris... tis just as well we know not what lies around the proverbial corner and let's thank our lucky stars for them reassuring 'Constants'.............Neville

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

I think I suffer from compulsions too. Can you take a pill for that?
Neville Pettitt

3 Months Ago

Clomipramine is well proven & very cheap, just make sure you avoid alcohol & paintbrushes on an empt.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

I've never found paintbrushes very palatable, and I do like my glass of wine
I enjoyed reading this and particularly the question of how our Maker will measure us. My own personal belief is that love has one great measurement by which it can be determined and that measurement is called "sacrifice". I think it is what Jesus meant when He said, There is no greater love than a person who lays down his life for another. But there are all sorts of ways of "laying down our lives". Every time we put aside our own needs and desires for the well-being or edification of another we are sacrificing a bit of ourselves. The sacrifice of time is a sacrifice of life because life is nothing if not time and there is only so much allotted to each of us. The greatest love then, would be measured by the greatest sacrifice. And that, I believe, is the whole point of the cross..."For God so LOVED the world..." An enjoyable read. Bless.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thank you Fabian for reading my drifting thoughts poem. Yes there is no greater sacrifice than layin.. read more
I like it
So true
Hope does count our good deeds when it comes to it

Posted 3 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thank you Wild Rose. It would be good to really believe that your good deeds would be taken notice o.. read more

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