In the Genes

In the Genes

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

thick rust gathers
on a padlock where English oak
holds memories of you

confined to corridors of my mind
in a Pandora's box firmly closed

barbed wire heart
those paper cut sharps
with a sticks and stones story

no glory there
mid the dust of us

yet your velvet brown eyes
and long lashes
still melt my butter

butterfly flutter in familiar features
three young faces look at me
inherited genes
and I smile

© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


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Well done, Chris. You've stepped into a different format and produced a beautiful heartfelt poem that blends well with the rest of your work.
Funny how genes produce someone so familiar and yet not...bits & pieces of the past combined into a future that will always contain that reminder of a love that was...even if no longer a part of life.

A good write.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Thank you so much Ted. Yes experimenting a bit to see what I can come up with. I am thankful for suc.. read more



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This is a great writing, Chris..
It's just one of a kind.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Many thanks Kay. I appreciate your review. All the best.

Chris
barbed wire heart
those paper cut sharps
with a sticks and stones story

I simply adored this part so much, Such a wonderful write here. Love this write

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Thank you so much Kit for the visit. Pleased to meet you on my page.

Chris
When you see your ex's face in your kid I am sure it can be bittersweet. At least you know your relationship produced something great.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Many thanks Dale. How true your words are.

Chris
Well done, Chris. You've stepped into a different format and produced a beautiful heartfelt poem that blends well with the rest of your work.
Funny how genes produce someone so familiar and yet not...bits & pieces of the past combined into a future that will always contain that reminder of a love that was...even if no longer a part of life.

A good write.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Thank you so much Ted. Yes experimenting a bit to see what I can come up with. I am thankful for suc.. read more
I just love how the last stanza's flow into each other, this is wonderful

Posted 8 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Many thanks choosen. Appreciate your comments and visit.

Chris

I like these words very much indeed.
Indeed, I think they must surely rank amongst my favourite written words of yours.

Neville

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

That's a really lovely review Neville and I thank you.

Chris
Neville

8 Months Ago

You are most welcome.

Neville
Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Have a lovely afternoon.
oh wow! well done Christine ... well done indeed .. packed with imaging and consonance that satisfies my ear and tongue ... strong theme of heartbreak and recovery .. in the face of one's children .. fine write says i ... a super keeper for sure!
E.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Dear Mr E. Experimenting with different forms. So pleased this little write meets your approval. Tha.. read more
I do like this very much. I like "velvet brown eyes and long lashes" in particular. A love poem of a different kind. Nicely done, Christine.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

How very true Amber, it is a love poem of a different kind. Thanks so much for checking this one out.. read more
Amber

8 Months Ago

You have a great day too.
Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Thank you :)
Lovely flowing form and loved the alliteration in the grand finale stanza.
Beautiful description of your love in the third stanza!

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Thank you so much for your visit and lovely review. Yes there is much love there.

Chr.. read more
I am withn you on this one. It is as always a well written freeverse with great rolling lines like 'still melt my butter/butterfly flutter'. My kids too share features of someone long locked in the psyche box.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Thanks John, then you will understand. I have learned to really love those features of his, although.. read more

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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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