Silver Linings

Silver Linings

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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(Sorry the stanza breaks didn't appear. Must be a gliche. This poem was written in four six line stanzas, and a final stanza of three lines)

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within the confines of my living room
vibrations from an undiscovered source
caused a plate glass shelf to shift
flip on one side to launch a fine set
of champagne flutes with spiral stems
into orbit
disbelief in my startled eyes
what a racket as they crash landed
on the unsuspecting wood stain
smashed to smithereens
shattered shards of sharpness
spread far and wide
no sticking plaster repair here
a disaster has taken place
my face broken my heart heavy
steps with care to survey the carnage
destruction of wedding gifts
cut glass everywhere
through an undraped window
a curious morning sun peeped in
prisms of rainbow colours danced
delight on left wreckage
turned our room into a disco
of rotating lights, ceiling to floor
softening the disappointment
a silver lining moment
they have a way of doing that

© 2020 Christine Anne Shaw


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This was absolutely lovely, Chris. Rainbows hold a special place in my heart, because you seldom get to see one. For me, they are the ultimate symbol of hope, and for someone who deals with chronic pain and the resulting frequent depression, silver linings like rainbows are powerful reminders of God's sovereign promise of His love for me, as well as for hope, renewal, and peace.

If that truly happened, I'm so sorry that your glasses shattered, Chris. It must have been terrible to watch, particularly since they were cherished wedding gifts. Again, I felt badly about it indeed, but you managed to turn a sad experience into a happy one, even if it was only for a moment. I am grateful for your example, and promise to remember it when I need a pick-me-up on a difficult day.


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Dear Laura, thank you so much for your visit and leaving such a beautiful response. I am sorry to le.. read more
Laura M.Emerson

2 Months Ago

Thank you so much for your warm wishes, Chris.My pain is much better controlled when it's sunny: unf.. read more



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a bittersweet moment i suppose but i know how heartbreaking it can be to lose something precious.
i love your rich descriptions here in recreating the scene with deep imagery - the disco for example, great way of describing it

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Ana. Not a recent event, so the pain of losing the precious glass, has long gone. Replaced.. read more
A lovely and unique perspective.
Except, of course, for the deep personal loss, this unfortunate incident was--in one significant way--
worth it.
It did, after all, Chris, produce a magnificent poem.
That "silver lining," if you will.



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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Jimmy. The loss was sad, but far worse things happen at sea. I think that is the expressio.. read more
That had to be a real shock
Likely an earthquake (?) jet plane (?) which no one is ever prepared for and then the broken glass wear
Very unfortunate but congrats for finding a silver lining
not sure that would be my reaction but it did created a poem
Should it happen again for another poem?

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thanks Dave. We never found out what caused it. It was quite a while ago and thankfully it hasn't ha.. read more
when I hear the words silver lining I always think of gray hair. I wrote it in a song once and it was about a girl with prematurely gray hair she was abused by her father and her hair was grey by the time she was graduating high school. It was very beautiful hair and inside the fact of her abuse that produced this premature grey hair was a sublime beauty that came from wretchedness and it glowed in the bunny's eyes. for she was kind in spite of her pain and those silver streaks were a gleam. a lot like this poem was chris

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Dear Bunny thank you for sharing about your song for the girl with the gray hair. If silver linings .. read more
This one is super amazing, I like the feelings and imagery in this write.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much for another review. Appreciating your visits.

Chris
lol,i doubt i would have shared that silver lining

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Ron. I try and find some positivity in a bed situation. It helps with the pain :)
 wordman

1 Month Ago

understood,you`re welcome

You did good to find the silver lining in this particular cloud... but you did and you painted it so vividly here that my tired old eyes were opened even wider to let some of that sparkle in.. Nice one Chris.

Neville

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Pleased your eyes sparkled Neville. Thank you for your lovely review.

Chris
Neville

1 Month Ago


a real pleasure..
This was brilliant writing. I enjoyed the moral, metaphor and double entendre. And not to worry about the verses, I enjoyed the entirety as a block write.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Dear Fabian, many thanks for your generous review. So encouraging for me and so much appreciated. Al.. read more
smashed to smithereens
shattered shards of sharpness
love the alliteration of these
selected lines..and it's always
a good thing to see the prisms
of rainbow colors dancing
I like the disco.description
you create here....nicely
penned piece.Chris

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks Fran Marie for your visit. I am llking your new avatar. Take good care of yourself.
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your warm heart made that mysterious tragedy into a smile as the light worked its magic on all those shards - -- my sincere sympathy if this was written from such a sudden experience my friend - - an intriguing read.

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you Fay. Yes an experience in real life, although some while ago now. It was a disappointment .. read more

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Christine Anne Shaw
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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