Gentle On My Mind

Gentle On My Mind

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

Let this planet be a place
of gentle thought and kindly deeds.
Extinguish all the fires of hate
that grow like mould on old stale bread.

Each one of us is doomed to die,
but let it be by natural means
and not by those whose hatred spills
to torch our world and flame it red.

While in their beds our young ones sleep,
what scope, what hope, no wonder I
search out for answers and for peace
when travelling in the pre-dawn sky.

A crescent moon blows me a kiss
and Venus winks but yet I hear
beyond the heavens hurtling down
an echo sobbing in my ear.


© 2018 Christine Anne Shaw



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A wonderful, hopeful message for the season. It is difficult to understand so many things about human choice and action. For example: why do we often choose chaos over peace? It seems counterintuitive.

But we still have hope and the freedom of will, and maybe every personal choice to pursue peace will advance ideas like these.

I really enjoyed the images in the last stanza. A nice touch of whimsy and imagination. I also appreciate this little message of light shining among the darkness. Great work, Chris!

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you Eilis for your thoughts. Good to have you here on my page. All good wishes to you and your.. read more
Eilis

1 Month Ago

Thanks for the wishes, Chris. Hope you and yours had a lovely holiday.



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Beautiful thoughts words wishes and i wish for it to be- a better place for you and me- if only there could be an intense change of heart in those who need it- wonderful words🌹

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Kelly. There needs to be a grand shift of ideas to make this planet a more compassionate p.. read more
Great poem with a lovely message

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much Frederika. I appreciate your visit. Happy New Year.

Chris
Thank you. It was a nice read. It is a beautiful place and we ruin it as people. I felt optimism in this moving forward. Thank you for sharing

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Ranger for this second visit today. Very much appreciated.

Chris
The prayer we all make , especially parents who see the future as not being very certain.

lovely sentiments Chris as a new year comes on the horizon... a clean and perfect canvas on which to paint a beautiful new picture.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks Stella for your lovely review. Happy New Year to you and yours.

Chris
I couldn't agree more Christine. But couldn't say it as beautifully. Bliadhna Mhath Ùr

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much Ken, from Scottish Gaelic to me and back to you as Happy New Year. With all good w.. read more
Such a lovely poem. This planet is a place full of wonder and such beauty it's just a pity we cannot see it for what it really is instead of destroying it through greed and war.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you George for your lovely response. Happy New Year to you and yours.

Chris
George David Hope

1 Month Ago

Wishing you and all your family a great 2019
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Here's hoping the new year is a happier more peaceful place, and Liverpool win everything :))))
Of course it was well written and a pleasure to read, why would it not be, it came from your quill :))))

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thank yous Gee, and him indoors will be very happy if Liverpool pick up all the gongs. Pleased .. read more
the positivity from this poem did override all the bad that goes on in life and the negativity, strong and powerful poetry with a tittle of a poem that throws the reader and really makes them think. great read.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks duck. I am wondering whether you are Philip duck from another poetry site? Just asking c.. read more
Words of wisdom presented beautifully. Living and loving is easy but humans complicate it. Thanks for sharing this lovely piece of writing.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Welcome to my page Anurag. I appreciate your visit and your thoughts. Many thank yous.

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Such a nice poem... I hope the world becomes a better place

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Crosby. Greetings to you, and yes we can all hope and pray for a more peace loving world. .. read more
Crosby  Idasa

1 Month Ago

you are welcome

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Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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So happy to be here at Writerscafe, have received such a lovely warm welcome. I am looking forward to reading lots of poetry and getting to know many of the talented poets here. Happy to review, but h.. more..

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