Someone Else's Winter

Someone Else's Winter

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

Why I had a sudden urge
to place a single rose
upon an unkempt grave
of a soul I didn't know,
came as a surprise
even to me.

So strong that tug on
heart strings as I passed by,
I had to stifle a cry
before moving on.

Though not before I left
behind, a part of me
in the shade of a grieving tree
and before I choked
on my own sadness.


© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


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The depth of emotion in this write is stunning! I have to say that when I visit the graves of loved ones, I often stop at a random stone....one that looks unvisited.....and wonder what sort of life that person had. Who did they leave behind and why is no one ever here to remember? You are such a compassionate soul, Chris. A beauty of a write. Lydi**

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Dear Lydi**, your review is lovely. You do what I do. Ponder on the dead as we pass through. Trying .. read more
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1 Year Ago

Great post about chronic about work I Get more help from your post I found so many blogs related to .. read more



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a n apt title
for this lovely
poem that captures
the heartfelt emotion
felt for unknown graves
I too often wonder what
stories they have to
tell ..

beautifully penned


Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Fran Marie. I appreciate your thoughts.

Chris
very well done and something I can totally relate to, I love those kind of moments and such a great job capturing it in words.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you dear Patricia for your valued thoughts.

Chris
Someone else's winter became like your own, my dear compassionate friend. What a unique, original and beautiful title this is! How amazing the emotions felt. Loved.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Ditzy you are such a great Kat. Tha k you for cling in. Treats for you.......... Chris
Dhara_Ditzy Kat

1 Month Ago

Thank you dear Chris. Your treats keep me going happy always!
A visit to the graveyard doesn't happen often for us except in circumstances unthinkable. Yet once long ago, on one such visit, I remember feeling sad and thinking about all who were buried and I contemplated on the life of each and every grave I came across so I feel your compassion and depression very clearly here and add to it your way of writing down your feelings is very moving. Anyone who reads this will stop,ponder over this poetry and go forth richer of feeling. Thank you.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

It is a pleasure. Thank you so much for taking time to read me. I will be sure to visit you. Hope yo.. read more
Sabrina M

1 Month Ago

I am just starting out and I find everyone nice and welcoming here and the poetry is of very high st.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Good to meet you too :)
A lovely write Chris whether fiction or not, just resonates beauty and compassion.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Andrew. This one happened. Sometimes spontaneity just takes over for no rhyme nor reason... read more
This title of your poem inspired me to write a little something. I hope you leave your comments on that.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Dear Fairy I will be sure to look. Honoured that my pen can inspire you to write. Thank you.
.. read more
An act of kindness from your beautiful heart.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

What a lovely thing to say Ana. Thank you.

Chris
The living dying thing can be very difficult

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

It can be that way Dave. Thank you for checking this oldie out.

Chris
I like to think that each flower grown in todays world of death is a flower earmarked for the grave of someone lost. In fact, a flower is our only instance where the soul tries to make that human connection. Beautiful poetry and thanks for sharing it with us....dana

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months Ago

Dear Dana, thank you for giving this older poem an airing. It is much appreciated, as is your visit .. read more
The enormity of each word made me swallow hard, and I found your title to be just as beautiful. Good to know I'm not the only one who feels this way!

Posted 8 Months Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Thank you Kelly. Yes, I truly believe you think this way too. Very much appreciate your visit and se.. read more

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Christine Anne Shaw
Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for two years now, content to be in the company of like minded souls who love poetry. There are many talented poets on this forum. Have been reading poetry most of my life,.. more..

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