Storm Brewing

Storm Brewing

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

Look at this collage of colour,
leaves swept in on westerly winds
while I was drifting in dream land.

There they lie in a bed of wet,
grass bejewelled from last night's rain,
more reds than greens or tangerines.

At peace they rest in harmony,
whatever shape, whatever shade,
they overlap and some join hands.

Oh goodness, what's become of us?
This week I've witnessed hostile scenes
from Parliament I've seen it all.

A Parliament that's truly dead.
A Parliament it must be said,
whose politicians heads are filled
with sawdust.







© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


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"some join hands" wish people did...and especially government, instead of all the fighting...
do they care about us?
i love your line "more reds than greens or tangerines" so colorful and rolls off the tongue so sweetly.
some beautiful images which is great irony considering the subject.
excuse me a second, Chris...oops...sorry....i just sneezed, from the "sawdust" getting in my nose...
j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Sorry that sawdust reached you across the pond Jacob. Yes sad state of affairs we have here. Many h.. read more



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I love the way you connect nature to life...The first part of the poem exquisitely treats us to the stunning beauty and order of nature and the concluding verses compare it to a disorderly, chaotic political event. You are so awesome at painting the beauty around us, in all its vivid colors and breathtaking forms. Kudos Chris!

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

8 Months Ago

You have the gift, my friend. Not all can bring the beauty around us to life, the way you do with yo.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

That means a great deal to me. Thank you DIVYA.
DIVYA

8 Months Ago

You are most welcome, dear Chris :)
a moment of calm beauty in a sea of turmoil. Nicely penned.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

Thank you Betty. We all need those calm moments. Your thoughts most appreciated.

Chri.. read more
Betty Hermelee

11 Months Ago

Your quite welcome, yes I agree
Well if it's any consolation our senate is probably even worse:( we have a president that has broken so many laws and met the criteria for impeachment 4 times over and still we do nothing and now we have just backstabbed an ally in Turkey as the puppeteer Putin makes his play and trounces all over our honor and respect:( I have been watching what has been going on in your parliament as well and have nothing but sympathy for you!

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

Dear Bunny, I have to say that politics is at an all time low in the current climate. We need an ele.. read more
Robert Trakofler

11 Months Ago

Oh how I pray the karma floods the halls of representatives for both our nations when yours bleeds s.. read more
It's the same here, Chris. The fall season is rolling in fast. Our temps are falling, finally, and the leaves are beginning to change. And in the midst of that beauty, our own democracy is dying. It's still hard for me to believe what's going on here. We have an arrogant, egotistical, ignorant, rich devil leading our government and our nation straight to Hades. He's turning the world against us. He lies, cheats, threatens, abuses his power to manipulate and craves chaos. If someone got lucky enough to get a punch to his face, you can bet there would be sawdust to ooze out. This man has no blood in his veins. Blood is the warmth and life of a body, the mix of many souls still branching out. Everything this man has, was given to him on a silver platter with blessings from his father. He was slowly sinking into debt oblivion until he found another outlet, the highest seat in the land that he conned people to get. The chaos that's going on here is enough to drive people to insanity. Dreaming of beautiful landscapes where there is peace and harmony, just like in your words, 'holding hands'. It's a place of hope. Maybe if enough of us dream it and gather there, wanting the same things for our countries, for each other, maybe we'll see that unification is the real answer. After all, this country is comprised of every nationality of the world. How can we call others immigrants when we are all immigrants here? I simply love your poetry, Chris. You subtly say in so many words what the rest of us scream.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

There:s something rotten going on in politics these days. I have to say I don't hold politicians in .. read more
A beautiful poem then you go and spoil it with mentioning those dickheads in Parliament. Come election day they'll get their comeuppance!!

Posted 12 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

12 Months Ago

Dear Augustus, yes this is a poem of contrasts. Thank you for your response. I have to say, I agree.. read more
pretty potent contrast and turn my friend ...your Parliament and our Democratic Party seem to be on the death wish trail ... so vicious and futile their battling .. swinging wildly at the breeze says i! ... i absolutely love how you have placed the falling leaves, hand in hand, in glorious differences .. falling asleep for the winter ... you Brits are up in arms aren't you!? and there is a storm brewing .. here in the US as well .. we have our opinions and process to hammer things out ... pity that the attacks here are so personal and unfounded ... our latest un-employment report puts it at 3.5% if I am remembering correctly ... the lowest it has been in over 50 yrs. ... hard to argue with policies that produce those kinds of numbers ... i don't know, Christine, it is all so wearying isn't it?! ... lovely autumn images .. creative/inspiring personifications ... sharp political commentary ... the sawdust literally is choking me throat!!! well done once again luv! ;)
E.

Posted 12 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

12 Months Ago

Dear Mr E, I am hoping beyond hope that by the 31st Oct, this will be done with. Three and a half ye.. read more
Einstein Noodle

11 Months Ago

yes...once elected do the job ... put it together together ... makes me feel weary .. but ... fall .. read more
Are politicians today for the greater good of the people, I don’t think so, they bicker and argue forgetting that people voted them in to perform to make life better. They perform to line their pockets only and the opposition reacts in a negative, destructive way to block all positive results on who is governing. Nice write Chris.

Posted 12 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

12 Months Ago

Have to agree with you Andrew. Self serving, that's what they are. What a shambles. Thanks for shari.. read more
There is indeed a storm brewing, perhaps these hapless fuckwits should wake up and smell the leaves, good one Chris,

Posted 12 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

gram linski

12 Months Ago

unfortunately who you gonna vote for the Corb or the Dude, I vote SNP and look at what good it's don.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

12 Months Ago

They are all w........ers..
Gee

12 Months Ago

Chritine, tut, tut. Never knew you possessed a pott mouth :)
Such a beautiful sense of self-acceptance here
"At peace they rest in harmony,
whatever shape, whatever shade,
they overlap and some join hands."

and then we get to reality.
Laura XO

Posted 12 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

12 Months Ago

Many thanks LauraKate. Yes from peace to chaos and quickly as well. Appreciate your thoughts and you.. read more
Wonderful write, Chris! It is not just politicians in the UK that have heads filled with sawdust, sadly. It seems something happens after they are elected! Beautiful metaphor. If we could all blend as the colors of the leaves do, what a wonderful world we would inhabit! Lydi**

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

12 Months Ago

Thank you Lydi**. I think many of us despair at their antics. It is difficult not to get drawn into .. read more

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