The Book of Us

The Book of Us

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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(one from the archives)

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That book of us, is slim it's true,
its hardback cover turquoise blue,
its title bold, its letters gold
and there upon a page inside
in print that's smudged by tears which fell,
the only words I wish to say
and why with pain I walked away.
"I loved you well but I could tell
that butterfly inside of you
had squandered us, had wandered on
with ease it seems and little fuss.
My dear you were the death of us."

© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


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isn't it a gift that we can pull up old pains, old hurts and turn them into poetry...even when we are feeling joyous that we are creating something..and also funny that others might read and think.."oh no, you are going through such a heartache, i hope you are alright!"

Hank is on my lap, and she says hi.

really strong piece of writing, Chris....she liked it as well...or i guess she does, she is purring pretty loudly.
j.

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Hello Jacob, pleased both you and Hank approve of this little write and yes it is a gift to be able .. read more



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enjoyed this a lot, your fine grasp of metre and rhyme showing through, (showing off,) lol, the book of us will be the death of many of us

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Ah, thanks for reading this one gram. There will be many who will relate to this type of scenario. C.. read more
.. 'but I could tell - that butterfly inside of you - had squandered us, had wandered on - with ease it seems and little fuss. .. .. My dear you were the death of us."

And there am I re.arranging my journal! How fine your writing always is, Chris, you have that skill of writing all you want to say without a tome of words; you pick language with amazing ability. What you say, whatever your thinking, touches salient thoughts and emotions. Grand poetry.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks Em. I have always been economical with words. You could say I am mean with them. Really .. read more
Memories are so difficult. If only the bad ones were so easy to forget. Only time will hopefully bring the healing we seek. Only time will make it possible to remember only the
happiness that has passed and be all that we cherish.
Take care - Dave

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

It is lovely to hear from you Dave. Hope all is well with you and yours. Many thanks for reviewing t.. read more
Dave

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I'm down visiting my daughter and grandsons in N.C. Except for the HEAT its' been really nice. I'v.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

All's well here Dave. Enjoy your visit to family.

Chris
It was a joy to read this lovely piece you wrote over a bottle of wine and a nice summer nights breeze, always good as always chris, such a easy reading mellow feel to you're poetry.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thank yous for your lovely review HadesRising. You aren't wrong about the vino. A glass of red .. read more
I have to say that I love the mechanics of the poem a little bit more than the content. It's no easy feat to fit a ton of emotion amongst the meter and rhyme scheme. The effort should be celebrated. I must have read it over ten times to get it all. Great work on your part.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

I have to give you full marks for patience CD. You must be the first person to read any of my effort.. read more
Very lovely !
Warm feelings are felt in between the lines *-*


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Dear Black Jess, that read more, is a computer glitch that you will see appear often. I wouldn't dar.. read more
Black Jess

1 Month Ago

I didn't understand what you mean ! o.O
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

You will soon find out:)
Thats a beautiful one.... the hardback and the golden letters and tears..... loved it 😘

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks Ardra, pleased you enjoyed :)

Chris
That was very moving and deep, i loved the little rhyme scheme at the start. This was very well written indeed.
And the end... i liked the way you ended this piece.
Great poem

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you. It's not easy letting go of someone you care for but knowing you have to do it.
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cimmy wuv xxxooo

1 Month Ago

Yer it does suck, letting go is painful.
'with ease, and little fuss', aye, it does seem that way.. and yet still, we keep revisiting those old memories.
Nicely worded, Christine.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Hi Dr Y. Yes we do, even though the hurt at the time was unbearable, we still go back there. Many th.. read more
Remembering the past hurts and rather than being swallowed again by the pain, expressing the experience in a beautifully written poem almost everyone can relate to is a gift, your beautiful gift, Christine.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thanks Mary. Yes writing about it can be cathartic. Really appreciate your thoughts.

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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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