It Don't Matter To Me

It Don't Matter To Me

A Poem by Chris Shaw
"

Don'tcha just love Bread

"
it happens so infrequently
some would have me believe
that tinnitus had paid me a visit

that intermittent ringing
in my ear that fades almost
as soon as it starts

travelling from a distance
light years away maybe
yet makes me feel connected

that makes me feel joined
to something i do not have the
power to understand

my Dad with his love of physics
superior knowledge of sound waves
always said to me

if there was a way
he would do anything he could
to send me a signal

so when i hear that high pitched
vibration i smile and say
Dad's tuning in to my frequency

it doesn't occur to me it's all
in my head, call me mad, bad
or completely sad

It don't matter to me

© 2020 Chris Shaw


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it is true Chris, specially that "tinnitus" You are speaking about here, it's his voice speaking to You from his dimension, and I am glad You believe in what You believe and don't care about anything or anyone, what's your heart know, it's the truth, and our loved ones connect with us in their own ways knowing we will feel it by heart not by what logic or anyone else says. I feel You dear Chris... Thank You for sharing this, it warms my heart❤️

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Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Dear lightsong, many thanks for your thoughts. You are appreciated.

Chris



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dear Chris... as Easter is near and buds are breaking out with fresh air and light rain... the Spirits of our loved ones are sending us hope eternal with notes of music 🎶 from a heavenly Choir... Wishing you the best of Blessings...
gently, Pat

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Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Dear Pat, thank you so much. Sending you all good wishes and blessings for a wonderful Easter. Keep .. read more
I don't know why but I do feel that I have some old connection with you... Because two people can't think in the same and similar fashion anyways! You know I lost a dearest friend of mine and whenever I saw her in my dreams I used to think that she wanted to connect with me through dreams, though waking up realising that, that was mere a dream was quite shattering but still it gave me an uncanny feeling! So, I can feel your situation.... It's a way of connection... Much love to you

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Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Dear Sima, thank you so much for sharing and your much appreciated visit. Your lovely comments so we.. read more
I like this a lot Chris - 'Jesus said 'He who believes in me shall never die.' ' Your true voice is starting to come thru, nice and clear. Excellent.

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Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Thank you Red93 for your thoughts. All good wishes.

Chris
it is true Chris, specially that "tinnitus" You are speaking about here, it's his voice speaking to You from his dimension, and I am glad You believe in what You believe and don't care about anything or anyone, what's your heart know, it's the truth, and our loved ones connect with us in their own ways knowing we will feel it by heart not by what logic or anyone else says. I feel You dear Chris... Thank You for sharing this, it warms my heart❤️

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Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Dear lightsong, many thanks for your thoughts. You are appreciated.

Chris
I learned something today. Many causes for this condition. I hope you are coping well and finding ways to deal with it like this poem states. Thank you for sharing and bringing our awareness to those things.

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Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Thank you Sami, your thoughts are greatly appreciated. All the best.

Chris
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Sami Khalil

4 Months Ago

You are welcome Chris.
Chris - what a wonderful thought. I think you and your dad must have been very close. I wouldn't care what others may think. I think it's great that you believe this is your fathers' way of saying "hello, I still love you." Being an outrageous romantic, I believe it is too.
Take care - dear friend - Dave

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Dear Dave, yes I was very close to my Dad, now thirty years gone. Died at 60.far too soon. I have wa.. read more
Dave

1 Year Ago

Believe it or not of all the relatives I miss the most, I miss my mother-in-law. She was truly an a.. read more
What a beautiful way to interpret reality. Sometimes I decide things are certain way just because it makes for more beautiful world. Like, "I don't care what you think, a fairy moved my glass" or "that strayhorn it is a demon". When the water tastes sweeter and the hornet flees at my cries of "apage daemon" (all demons speak Latin of course), I know I was right. So yes, I'm sure that rigging is communication. And thank you for putting it into poetry.

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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

So pleased to have met a like minded soul. Certainly makes life easier to deal with when the going g.. read more
They used to tell me someone was talking about me whenever I'd get it. Then one day it didn't stop. That was twenty years ago. There must be a conference going on somewhere with me as the subject. ha

I like your way of looking at it. There's love in between the lines.

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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Oh yes Tim, there is love inbetween the lines. That makes it easy to deal with and almost welcome. I.. read more
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I had to first find on internet what word tinnitus mean. Then i have to read 3 times to really catch meaning of your poem. But it's really worth it . Our mind can always find way how we can connect with our loved ones who are not longer with us. This poem have very bright flow . I can see what's really matter here . Your deep connection with you father.

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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Many thanks for persevering with this poem. Pleased you found it worthwhile, because without doubt y.. read more
Love the reference and title from Bread and love this poem Chris! What a novel twist on giving an annoyance a positive meaning. I very rarely experience tinnitus, but now I will consider it a communication from a loved one. Yes, let madness prevail I say! Brava!

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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

I was listening to Bread as I wrote this poem Annette. The title was perfect for the message I was t.. read more

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