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 3 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

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

3 Months 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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They just dont get any better.. or sadder, or real than this lady poet...

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Graveyards touch my soul. They bring out intense emotion. I try not to go there often. We are all a .. read more
Neville

1 Month Ago


You are welcome, my pleasure

Neville
Suppressed grief, perhaps, at humanity's starkly desperate condition; an emotional recognition
of the blindness of our journey--the seeming finality of death.
Too many individuals quickly forgotten; indeed, if they were ever very much remembered.
Took a great soul to discern these things, and more.
Took a gifted artist to portray them, so movingly.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Fabulous response Jimmy. Great insight. I very much appreciate your support and encouragement. All g.. read more
This is a beautiful piece of writing

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Many thank yous for your visit and lovely review Jasni.

Chris
I try and stay away from graves as I'm sure they will be my resting place when I'm dead and gone. Your poem strikes at the heart of sadness!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you augustus. I have to admit that I tend to stay away from graveyards too because I find them.. read more
Every word of this is so fresh, vivid, heartfelt, & dumbfounded . . . you capture the wonderment of being compelled to do something inexplicable. Your words also resonate how there are many connections between souls that science has not been able to define or measure! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Margie thank you for your lovely review. Who knows why we do what we do or why we feel for people we.. read more
I love to walk through graveyards If I am out picking for antiques I will stop at old church graveyards and explore them often. Much like a found piece of art or a bauble from a second hand store they have a resonance to them... Im mentioning this cause yesterday I was out looking for more antiques for my store and I did just that:) every once in a while I see a headstone and it whispers to me and i look at it but more feel it... seems this happens to you too so I am not alone in my craziness:) this happens with objects I find for my store too something just sparks and I have to have it sometimes i use it for making something else and sometimes the dreaded it must come home with me happens but it always speaks to me. love this story Chris keep those eyes and heart wide open sometimes someone else's winter becomes your spring!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Bunny I am so pleased to hear we both share some graveyard craziness lol. Thank you for sharing ab.. read more
Grandma and grandpa are buried next to each other. Like Lydia, and probably like a lot of people, I often look at other graves, the monuments of loved ones passing.

A lovely poem, chock full of empathy and human kindness.

Beccy.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Many thanks Beccy for your encouragement. Most appreciated. All good wishes.

Chris
Beautiful write! Shows so much compassion. Love your choice of words, “ I choked on my own sadness”

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Lovy review from you Betty. Thank you so much.

Chris
This write you have created is so unique and emotional. Beautiful poem Christine! Well done!
-Shoshana

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thank you Shoshana, I appreciate your encouraging review. All good things.

Chris
Even in the empty earth....

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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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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