Forever Summer

Forever Summer

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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(Remembering Jen. First Anniversary. The skies lit up that night, 5th November, in a blaze of fireworks. She did it her way)

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her infectious smile greets me daily
beaming on my mahogany mantle
where she is free from death's dust

amid a flurry of forget me nots
that match her pale blue eyes
whose sparkle is forever summer

the melancholy of autumn days
followed by winter's wicked freeze
will not diminish her radiance

she of that lucent capacity
could lighten a darkened room,
gloom dissipated in her presence

it lifted like mist concealing a lake
taken away by a bold burnished sun
Jen my dearest childhood friend

remembering you always,
life goes on, though the song of you
remains strong and unforgettable

© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


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How beautiful that you still hold so much love for her.

Friends made in childhood are often the ones that also remain close all through the years even if miles separate that bond is still there .

A lovely tribute, thank you for sharing your dear thoughts of her...

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

10 Months Ago

Thank you for your comforting thoughts Stella. She and I were very close. Her loss is still keenly f.. read more



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I like the way you portray every good feature of Jen. She's so lucky to have a friend like you.
I'm having so much fun reading your poems.. it's like reading a book of a girl who made so many memories and regrets nothing. You're good, Christine.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Jen was such a special friend. Knew her for many years and I miss her so much. Thank you for the int.. read more
Lale

3 Months Ago

You're welcome. It's my pleasure.
Your words make death sound peaceful. I don't even know if I am supposed to feel that way. Beautifully written lines.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Death was certainly a release for Jen who had a long illness. Thank you Fairy for your valued though.. read more
Some anniversaries are pleasant, others somber. This work describes one of the latter category. A friendship of such duration bespeaks a deep bond, and the individual who is the poem's subject apparently had very special qualities. The beautiful imagery employed highlights those qualities. Hopefully time will provide some amelioration of the pain of loss.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

Thank you John. She was a special friend. Miss her a great deal. I appreciate your thoughts.
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Gee
To have such friendship is a wonderful thing and this poem to highlight it beautiful :))
Good morning Chris

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

Thank you Gee for your lovely review. It's a good afternoon from me now. Just starting to get dark. .. read more
Gee

9 Months Ago

Ready and waiting. Did the last bit of Christmas shopping with my daughter yesterday, have 1/2 a day.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

All ready. Did the food shop today. Have a great break. All the best to you and yours Gee.
You know when I was reading this... I couldn't help but see you in those words You have a smile like that too me thinks:) but the expression of your fondness to her is strongly penned and I love the image of her heart's smile clearing the fog. what a fine thing to carry with you in your heart

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

Her loss is huge Bunny, and this review from you is quite lovely. Thank you so much.

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This is a most beautiful dedication to a much and always loved friend 'Jen' posted here it seems on the first anniversarial eve of her passing and what I imagine must still be a painful time for you Chris.. Although I did not know 'Jen' .. having now considered these fine and fitting words, I do feel she must have been someone very special and you have given this reader a glimpse of her intrinsic beauty..

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

Thank you so much Neville for this lovely response. If you had met Jen, even once, you wouldn't forg.. read more
A beautiful testimony and remembrance of a lifelong friend. My sympathies for your loss.
T

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

She was a treasure Tom. Lucky me to have had her as a friend for so long. All good wishes.
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This was very beautiful and close to the heart. I felt your emotions.
A friend is the best thing life can give you. Someone who understands you like no other.
Certainly even better when they stay in your life.
But for some of us it's not like this. We have yet to find that friend.
Good memories remain if they were good to you. If not only sad memories remain.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

What a thoughtful and beautiful response. I really appreciate your visit. Thank you.

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WOW! What a tribute! I felt every bit of this & I'm sure your angel-friend does too. I love the title phrase as a way to describe a person. That really hits home, becuz some people are like a steady season of sensations. I love how this feels more like a ceremony than a celebration . . . there's a somber serious quality that speaks of your heart's mood (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

Thank you Margie. I was fortunate to have her friendship for so long, but I certainly miss her. Appr.. read more
A beautiful tribute to a lost friend. Your words show the dailiness of her presence for you. Her photo resting on the mantle ready to be greeted each day. Her familiar face always on your heart.

Those friends made early, if kept, do hold such a special place. They permeate so many of the corners of our minds and form a large portion of the landscape. Your words offer us all a sense of how special she was to you and how much she’ll be missed.

I’m sorry for your loss, Chris. Poetry is such a gift in helping to face and express the impact of the hardships we encounter. This lovely work is a great example of that.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

10 Months Ago

Thank you Eilis. A special friend deserves a special tribute. I am fortunate to have her twin sister.. read more

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Berkshire, United Kingdom



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