Heart Darts

Heart Darts

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
"

(for Nicky, Sue and Jen dear friends, early departed)

"
where once we took tea
in a leafy green hall
airy bright cheerful 
with ceilings of glass
surrounded by buildings
of floral displays, teapots
and china presented
with class

rosemary, basil with ivy
a trailing, assorted clay pots
on floors with no doors
why am i weeping for all
that is gone
for ruins now bleeding
in silence i pause

trees have now seeded
a forest grows tall
conservatories battered
no people at all
while only the spirits 
have joined me today
to remind me a time clock
is ticking away

© 2020 Christine Anne Shaw


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this is seriously sad Chris, one can sense the mounting loss as it overflows from the first to the final stanza .. and such significant & premature losses too ..

I have been there and stood in the same spot before .. nevertheless, one almost feels guilty for reading such well crafted words whilst also being aware of that clock ticking away ...

... Neville

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Better than a visit to a graveyard dear Neville. Pick a place where they lived and laughed. That's h.. read more
Neville

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I reckon that too ..



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"Those were the days, my friend. We thought they'd never end."
As we age, we suffer loss--even of our own personal "golden age."
Unspeakably sad. And yet, thank God for the warmth and grace we were, once,
so privileged to know.



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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Ah Mary Hopkins from Wales. Remember that song well Jimmy. Yes sadly, we lose our friends but retain.. read more
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Gee
Beautifully written piece Christine tinged with sadness.
Reads so well.

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Gee. Pleased you enjoyed the read. All the best.

Chris
The time thing is relentless no matter what has or will happen, it carries on quite indifferently.

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Can't stop time can ya Dave? You just have to go with it even though you wanna stop sometimes. Many .. read more
this is so beautifully said. a touching tribute, hitting it's target, directly on the mark. you brought a tear to my eye. bullseye ... :)

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

What a heartfelt review Pete. Many thank yous for your visit. Here take a hanky.

Chri.. read more
Friends and family with whom we used to spend joyous times. They left us with memories. Sometimes walking past or going into places they spent time with us, well, it is a bit too emotional. What a beautiful tribute to your friends. Drink a cup of tea for them, Chris....they are watching. Lydi**

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Lydia Shutter

3 Weeks Ago

We are at that age, Chris. So many of my friends have passed. I remember them fondly.
Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

When we are young, we are sheltered, when we age we learn to grieve. Thanks Lydi**
Lydia Shutter

3 Weeks Ago

Too true, Chris!
Where the clock used to tick down time until the next adventure, uncertain days make the sound all the hollower for those that are gone.
Add to that the uncertainty of todays and what once pleasantly kept us company in the wee hours, sounds more and more like a countdown all of our own.
Yet those same memories that bring tears are a memorial to the joy knowing their presence brought us and can so readily bring smiles of the fondest and most unforgettable of memories.
Picturing that group of classy lassies bringing the tone down of such fine establishments with their giggles of hilarity.
'twas the bestof times,' twas the worst of times feels so apt.

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Lorry

3 Weeks Ago

Ah, the best clotted cream, as well as ice cream. You know it'll be good when they tell you the diet.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Ha! The good news is have lost 12 pounds in weight. I have to keep focusing on the pluses. Me sweet .. read more
Lorry

3 Weeks Ago

Ach, ye'll be floatin' away before long. Best keep lots of loose change in your bag to keep you grou.. read more
I feel this poem
as I have lost
many dear friends
not all to disease
some were accidents
via car crashes

still pain of losing
them early on
remains..this
write brings those
memories to
the fore

nice w ork




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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Fran Marie. Sorry for your losses. Losing friends is painful, regardless of when or how it.. read more
  Fran Marie

3 Weeks Ago

so true..Chris
you're welcome
we are all on that time clock...and I felt this poem, Chris.
For those friends I have lost...I wonder why several of them had to part so young...
we were all suppose to grow old together.
lovely tribute...i am sure they would come for tea if they could.
j.

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Cancer took them Jacob. I survived they didn't. I sometimes think why them and not me. Many thank yo.. read more
Very beautiful write as I felt so many things. Such memories cling to me as I read your words ;-] Lovely

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Weeping willow. Your visits always cherished.

Chris
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Powerful and chill inducing poem Chris! So many heart penetrating lines--I felt my spirits join me while I read and the clock tick tocking at my desk...but I moved it to the other room...

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Best not to look at clocks dear Kira. I haven't worn a wristwatch for years now. Thank you so much f.. read more

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Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for two years now, content to be in the company of like minded souls who love poetry. There are many talented poets on this forum. Have been reading poetry most of my life,.. more..

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