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BELIEVE

BELIEVE

A Poem by Chris Shaw

a petal pink moon
in empathy
draws closer

her softness
a beacon of light
on the longest of nights

for those who mourn
whose souls are brimful
of dark sadness

a promise
that your sun will rise
with each new day

for surely as dawn
puts to bed the sleepy
starlit heavens

rays of warm healing
will be yours
as time passes


© 2020 Chris Shaw


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Your lovely poem imparts a whisper of much-needed hope in these hard times Chris. So many of us now facing "the longest of nights"... My younger brother is just now recovering from Coronavirus, thank God. He has been battling it for two months now. It has been two months of these dark nights shared. He is in NY and I'm in Florida...an agony of nights passed. This virus is a fierce beast. But, as you beautifully describe, the sun rises anew with "healing rays" each day and the "petal pink moon" bathes us with empathy. Beautiful thoughts. Beautiful poem. Thank you.

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Chris Shaw

2 Years Ago

Dear Annette. How difficult a time for your family when your brother has been so ill. I am aware of .. read more



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The softness of the moon and rays of warm healing - great visual and feelings of the warm rays of healing -
I loved it….wonderful
Barbie

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Thank you for giving this old poem an airing Barbie. Pleased it's been given the light of day and pl.. read more
Barbara Meistrell

4 Months Ago

My pleasure to meet you and to have read your poem..it was warm and I liked it…barbie
Hope it's what keeps us alive. We have to believe in ourselves first and then on the other matters.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thanks intothemilkyway for sharing your thoughts. You are appreciated.

Chris
A comforting poem of hope and healing, the moon and sun assure us are part of the cycle. Time does heal "as time passes." I enjoyed this poem, Chris.



Posted 1 Year Ago


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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Your thoughts are most appreciated Anthony. Thank you for sharing. All good wishes.

C.. read more
Oh, this caught my breath. Such a lovely piece of the promise of hope. Beautifully penned, Chris. Simply worded, soft, tender and caring. Nicely done!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Seriana. Pleased you enjoyed the read. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Ch.. read more
This is such a frickin' breath-taking poem!!! The imagery in this is so beautiful and serene, Chris, Thank you for sharing!

Kindly, Nix ❤️️

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Nix. Your visit and thoughts truly appreciated. All good wishes.

Chris
Nix is typing...

1 Year Ago

You're very welcome :) All good wishes to you as well :)
I love the positive vibe of this poem. We must endur when faced with tough times to get to the light at the end of the tunnel.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Dale. Pleased you enjoyed the read.

Chris
Really? did I miss this gem? magical dear Chris just magical... again your pen flows with a graceful spell filled with kindness and gentleness, a healing to the troubled world.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Yes dear lightsong. Cicero said there is no grief that time doesn't loosen or soften and I do know t.. read more
Such a reassuring energy in this poem, Ms. Chris. Your writings are carefree and caring, a hopefully cheerful mix of the two. Thank you for uplifting worn out souls by channelling the moonlight through your beautiful imagery.
Cheers and wish you all things great.


Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Your review is so encouraging. Makes me want to pick my pen up and write something new. Many thanks .. read more
Your first line sent shivers down my spine. I've always seen the moon as a sign of starting over . . . infinite chances to become full again. I love how you use imagery to make this point & your lunar observations are as graceful & hovering as she is! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Margie for your lovely review. Most encouraging. All the best from across the pond.
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Gentle with wisdom and beauty

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Patricia for your thoughts.

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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