Someone Else's Winter

Someone Else's Winter

A Poem by Chris 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 Chris 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 Years Ago


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Chris Shaw

3 Years 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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3 Years 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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This went straight to the heart. As our child was learning about death and expecting the passing of her ailing grandfather, we visited a cemetery, complete with flowers and short 'lectures.' It was still moving for all of us participating, even when we paid respects at some random person's grave. We all learned valuable lessons that day. And this beautiful poem envelopes all that and more. Thanks for having shared this gem. /Frederick.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

7 Months Ago

Thank you Frederick for that touching share. A double thank you for giving this old poem an airing. .. read more
On Memorial day weekend. I go on Saturday. Less people. I walk the graves and I thank the old soldiers who allowed me to know freedom. I understand the poem. Sometimes the heart knows more then we do. Hello dear Chris and thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Coyote for reading and leaving a comment on this old poem.

Chris
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

You are welcome dear Chris.
ive felt the want to do that a few times myself upon visiting my late father in laws burial site. to spread a bit of joy to someones memory. But then i look around at all the others and find myself in a predicament for theres more just like it sitting lonely. sigh, if only i could share with them all

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you. Sounds as though you felt what I felt.
Azifwecare

1 Year Ago

yes i think so too, thank you for sharing it
Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

You are welcome.
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 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Years Ago

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

2 Years 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.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Years 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
Anastasia

2 Years Ago

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

2 Years Ago

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

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Years Ago

What a lovely thing to say Ana. Thank you.

Chris

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Chris Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Albert, my paternal grandfather introduced me to Tennyson when I was nine. I have loved poetry ever since but did not attempt writing a single piece until I was 40. It's never too late to try somethin.. more..

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