Without Conditions

Without Conditions

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

I love you most for your imperfections
and even more for those major flaws.

I can hold them like a spring bouquet
that you gave to me in early May,
wilted and torn, worn from the chill of winds.

Yet I'd gladly take those blooms
regardless that their stems are bent,
regardless that they're broken
and more so as they've lost their scent
for they are but a token.

They remind me of me,
quite often in a boat at sea,
struggling to stay afloat.

Quite often perceiving simplicity
as complex,
it's the wiring of me,
the way my brain functions.
I have my flaws too,
but my doors remain open,
accessible and true.

© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


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wow I cant figure out if this is you talking to yourself or you talking to another but i guess it doesn't matter for it is a beautiful set of thoughts... but the funny thing is it could be me talking to myself too:) I have a defective brain too... i miss the simple things quite often and when your processing is like that its hard to keep that door open for fear of the past mistakes. Very beautiful set of thoughts here Chris

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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Weeks Ago

Well thank you Bunny. It pleases me that you can relate to these words and you found them beautiful... read more



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There is beauty in a bouquet of broken roses, Chris, beware the pricks, I liked the analogy, good poem girl,
True love involves the good the bad and the ugly, I have a vase of dead flowers with dead pheasant feathers on my mantle and it is a work of art.

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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Hours Ago

Thanks gram. I like the sound of your work of art. Love it while it's dead and remember its former g.. read more
this is such a beautiful and powerful love poem.


Posted 5 Days Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Hours Ago

Thank you Edie. Sorry for late response.

Chris
Loved the flow and your words are like speaking to myself ;-] Wonderfully expressed.

Posted 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

4 Hours Ago

Thank you Weeping willow for your lovely response. Sorry for the late acknowledgement.

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After reading you for quite some time, I can say that this is completely believable about you & your way of perceiving people & everything in life. You portray everything you write about with equal reverence for the good, the bad, & the ugly . . . one thing that really attracts me to your point of view. Even the evil characters have to be lovable in the best writing. There's never any abrasive edge to your way of seeing everything in life & all people, in your writing. For some, I would say your poem expresses a hopeful goal, but for you, it's a goal attained (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Week Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Dear Margie, what a lovely review you have just left me. I can't thank you enough. Have a great day,.. read more
That's true love. So beautiful. Whether it be romantic or not it's clear that there's love, respect and acceptance. So rare to have unconditional love.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Many thank yous Ana, I appreciate your thoughts and your visit All good wishes.

Chris
wow...this is so sweet, 'i have enjoyed reading it

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Your smile is all that and more :)
Cassie

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Chris, really thank you. This has made my day
Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

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Beauty is always more beautiful in a broken soul. I really enjoyed this one. It is an ode of true love, accepting of all.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Loving without conditions, yes that is true love. Pleased you enjoyed my poem and I thank you for y.. read more
Unconditional regard, a prerequisite in Rogerian psychology and humanist teaching. Too often we judge by harsher standards of conduct and forget human frailty and our own fears and failings. Nicely put as the protagonist accepts the flaws of others and sees their own in equal measure.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

We are all flawed John, not one of us is perfect. Thank you for this welcome review.

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This is, at least in my humble opinion, one of your best, I have yet read.

Neville

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

High praise Neville, and I thank you for that warmly.

Chris
Wonderful - that’s to empathy and compassion - likewise I feel the broken as being balanced in a weird way but if it wasn’t for the wrongs there would be no right- wonderful way of thinking 🌹

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Many thanks Kelly for appreciating my words. Good to see you.

Chris
‘Thoughts In Time’🌹

3 Weeks Ago

Pleasure - yes I’m here on and off - hope all is well🌹

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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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