Some Things Remain Unspoken

Some Things Remain Unspoken

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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(my bible a birthday gift from parents when I was nine)

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At the back of my battered bible,
dusty and unused
I hide my precious mementos.
A pressed red rose,
paper thin orchid petals
of a deep blue hue
and a lucky four leaf clover.
Gifts from my grandchildren.

Last year I added a Christmas card,
greetings from my friend Jen.
Who had painstakingly penned
calligraphy lettering in green
with a jolly sprig of holly
between the card's buff covers.

My fingers trace lines where her
hand worked diligently

© 2018 Christine Anne Shaw


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When people give us such mementos as these, they give us a part of ourselves. How precious that part and a treasure for us to cherish always. Tucked away in the Bible, reminding us all our lives that we are, we were loved. Your words made sad and grateful at the same time. Appreciated reading very much Chris!

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Dhara_Ditzy Kat

1 Year Ago

I'm going to preserve every keepsake extra carefully and treasure them even more, now that I've read.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

You're young, don't fret about it. Sentimentality comes more as you grow older Ditzy :)

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Dhara_Ditzy Kat

1 Year Ago

Of course...Thanks Chris. Have a nice Sunday :)



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This is a very touching poem, Chris. I really love this. When we receive such things all the memories we have with them will always remain in our hearts and our minds so even if they are no longer with us, the moments we shared with each other makes it feel that they are alive. Wonderful poem.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Dear lovely Flowers of Eternity, your review so thoughtful. Thank you.

Chris
:( so sad .. so well said Christine .. draws me in with me own memories of that battered old Bible ..i congratualte you for using a bit of free verse my friend ;) i think it suites the personal story telling quality of this .. i feel the comfort of a close friend telling me small things of great importance ..and the turn with your friends card touches the hardships of such a situation ... i am old enough to have been there more than once with both family and friends ... so i take a lot of my own comfort from your closing of "eternal sleep" .. a place of peace and comfort for me ;) tho i am doing what i can to keep that wolf away as long as i am able :)))
E.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Hello Mr E. Yes you keep the wolf at bay my friend. Sometimes it's best not to use rhyme, on this oc.. read more
Sad but so meaningful - the end. Treasured memories treasured friends stay in our hearts forever.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Dear Kitty apologies for not thanking you sooner. An oversight on my part. All good wishes.
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Beautiful, and simple. the little treasures we never forget.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Many thanks for your response.

Chris
We look with glee the transition from this to that 'better' place where pain and suffering is no more bit when we see that the time is drawing near we tend not to want to let go of the things of this world. Facing that 'final curtain' becomes harder than we think !

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

I think you are right kitty. My friend Jen has since died, but she did her utmost to fight off what .. read more
kitty

1 Year Ago

You are welcome Chris!
Lovely keepsakes from loveones who give of themselves ..a sweet memory
to behold and cherish.

Nicely Penned ..
.


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Fran Marie. I appreciate your visit and your thoughts.

Chris
The little things are a treasure. Spark the memories. Some mean more than others.
Lovely write.

Jon

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Jon. Your thoughts appreciated.

Chris
Beautiful, and simple. the little treasures we never forget.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Yes, treasures indeed Lyn. Thank you.

Chris
So moving Chris. Momentos of spirit and love. Beautiful.:)

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Annette All good wishes to you.

Chris
I also have a worn, old Bible in which I keep precious bits of flotsam, like cards, bits of flowers and leaves, and prayer cards from the funerals of loved ones.
This is an old, retired Bible. The one I currently use is a small (6"x9") volume which I can carry with me.
I think that when I pass on, I will ask for the old one to go with me.

Thank goodness for that retired Book; not much will fit inside this little one, I'm afraid!
My original Bible was, unfortunately, lost in a fire in early 1981.
Thank you so much for sharing the story of your Bible and its modern, yet still holy, treasures.










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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Many thanks angel for your visit.

Chris

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Christine Anne Shaw
Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for a year now, so pleased I made the change to posting my work here. Have loved reading poetry all my life, but never wrote my first poem until I hit 40. I wish now that I.. more..

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