In Spirit

In Spirit

A Poem by Chris Shaw

We are in time a mote of dust,
a pin prick in an ocean sky.
While some may catch the comet's flare,
each one of us is doomed to die.
What causes some to burn so bright
when most live out their lives in night?

I'd like to dance above the clouds,
do cartwheels over mountains high.
Chase rainbows to the valley's end
and grow two wings so I might fly.
These things I may not do on earth,
but will in spirit with re-birth.

© 2018 Chris Shaw


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Beautifully captured thought Chris, which leads me to wonder if we remove religion and personal beliefs from the equation for a moment, leads to the wonder that seems so primal and ingrained into our dna, of why we all have the feeling of being finally free of bodily form so intense, that it leads to another thought of this "life" being an audition for whatever it is I feel and you felt strongly enough t pen these words.
The thought does seem to lead us somewhere beyond faith and into realms unspoken, felt and known.
I wonder why we wonder such wonders, beneath a starless night sky where even the atmosphere of our own planet can cover these night jewels, how we still sense them there, waiting for us to unchain ourselves from our gravity obeying shells and see and be them without the need for eyes.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'll go back to counting twinkles before that big twinkle returns (the sun) ☀️😊☀️

Posted 5 Months Ago


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Lorry

5 Months Ago

Was taken 22th May 2016 and just came across it again. I think it was taken at Loch Lomond but from .. read more
Chris Shaw

5 Months Ago

The image is spectacular. You know there are nutters everywhere. Both sides of the border :)
Lorry

5 Months Ago

Yep, it's like an explosion in a snickers factory up here when the sun comes out to play. Nuts every.. read more



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this puts me in a hopeful dreamy state that i will be able to fly too : )

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thank you Undecided. Appreciate your visit.

Chris
I truly love this poem, at the end it give me goosebumps. You write with such wisdom and special light, that the readers mind flows with each and every word as if enchanted by it. Marvellously written dear Chris.
Enjoy your weekend!
Hugs
Sil
:-)))

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Thank you Sil for such a lovely review. Have a great weekend yourself. All good wishes and hugs acro.. read more
Me too dear Chris. Would be nice to find a safe cloud to rest. Hello from Michigan and thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Thank you so much Coyote. A big hello to you and Michigan. A safe cloud would certainly provide some.. read more
Coyote Poetry

4 Months Ago

Good wishes to you dear Chris. You are welcome.
you do it every time you pick up that pen dear Chris I have seen it on the pages those wings that flight the soaring it all there all the time

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Dear Bunny, many thank yous. Sometimes I just like to take to flight and see things from a different.. read more
Well Chris
Sounds like you've got the next few millenia sorted.
Really enjoy how smooth your rhyme is
Also loved the sentiment in this
Super read
Ta
Ta

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Thanks Tepo. Really appreciate this very encouraging review. All the best to you up there in bonnie .. read more
Stunningly woven Chris...the time to do such will be when that veil lifts and the spirit can soar...I think the older one gets, the more they have epiphanies of these things - beautifully enriching and soul moving piece, stay well :)

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ruth

4 Months Ago

All is well Chris, thank you :) Blessings your way and most welcome...
Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Have a lovely day...... :)
Ruth

4 Months Ago

You too hon :)
This is so beautiful! Such a provoking sentiment. You always write with such wisdom and in a succinct manner too. Wonderful read! x

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Such a lovely review you have left me LE. Thank you so much.

Chris
You are in free-flight, no bounds that gather you in. Delightful.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

5 Months Ago

Many thank yous Watercress. Freedom is a wonderful experience, if you can find it.

Ch.. read more
True words.. Spirit rebirth..words that we can feel.. So nice 👏

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

5 Months Ago

Pleased you enjoyed this poem darshu and I thank you for your kind words.

Chris
A pristine poem shared by you.... And I appreciate it so much, as I, myself want to live that way. I get bored easily with the mundane way of life. But we are not bird to fly, nor an untamed river. We have responsibility, behind which we forgot an easy way of life sometimes. It's a free spirited poem that I liked very much

Posted 5 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

5 Months Ago

I think dear Sima there are times when we all wish we could fly. I appreciate you sharing your thoug.. read more

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Albert, my paternal grandfather introduced me to Tennyson when I was nine. I have loved poetry ever since but did not attempt writing a single piece until I was 40. It's never too late to try somethin.. more..

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