The Way Things Are

The Way Things Are

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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(life as we currently live it, covid style, )

"
there you are
you little star, walking
carefully around furniture

smiling at new found
confidence, legs wobbling
a trifle

oops steady now, steady
come nearer the phone
still prone to the odd fall

what a poppet
that mop of dark curls
growing by the day

look at you
blue trousers, matching top
stop and wave

kisses from nanny
and lots more
see you at Christmas

© 2020 Christine Anne Shaw


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I've always felt the deepest sympathy for my friends with grandkids that live too far away to visit. I've often thought I'd rather have NO kids/g-kids than to have ones I could never see & touch. Your poem sorta fools us into thinking that we are blessed to have all this electronic sophistication so we can keep in touch with loved ones we can't be with, but to my childless eye, a screen can never satisfy the sense of touch & smell & taste, etc. -- feeling a child grow up! Your poem doesn't complain at all, but there's an embedding sense of how dissatisfying it must be (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

I am thankful for small mercies Margie. Believe me the tech is better than nothing, but it can't rep.. read more



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We have a few friends with new grandchildren that are yet to be seen and cuddled up close and personally. So many missing out on so much, and so many dead.
Morning ma'am

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Hello Gee. We are hoping to see our Danny (grandson) and his one year old who I have written this po.. read more
Aren't they amazing! So innocent in nature. So pure and curious. My son was very much the same. He had a big head though, so he was always bumping his head on the furniture. Not anymore though! He's mastered it now (: Truly my sunshine. Thank you this made me smile.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

So you have a son? How old is he? Thank you so much for checking this one out Broken. So pleased to .. read more
Broken.

4 Days Ago

Sorry for the late reply- He just turned 6 on the 1st. My new years baby (: Thank you!
I believe that this is a great gift to your family. Especially since you can't see them right now.


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much. Hoping to see them at Christmas. All good wishes.

Chris


................... this is smashing .. and I sincerely hope you are something of a prophet when it comes to Christmas

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thanks Neville. Well it's still three weeks to go, so I live in hope that I will get to see the rest.. read more
dearest Chris... a darling depiction of a toddler learning to navigate... he may grow up to be an Admiral someday. What we are all learning about the seven seas of COVID is part and parcel of Christmas time when we become like Wise Men who travel afar following a Star... gently, Pat

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Dear Pat, his nan would be so proud if he became an Admiral. He is practicing quite hard at the mome.. read more
Aww this is precious and how wonderful you keep the faith and positivity when loved ones can only be reached through tech. I hope you will have a beautiful holiday. Nicely written.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks Patricia. Looking forward to Christmas when I will see this precious little boy again. A.. read more
He or she, most likely he, must be a dear child. I know you miss this little star.

Christmas is less than a month away.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you nval. Yes, I miss this little boy very much. Thank you for your review and visit. Much app.. read more
can't remember the last time we faced to faced with our two youngest who live quite far away
they sat antidotes are coming so it can't last forever

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Let:s hope those vaccines will be available soon Dave. Happy Sunday.

Chris
Guess we have to
take whatever we
can via virtual reality
not the same as hugging
and kissing those sweet
little grands holding
on tightly.making each
moment count

nicely penned piece

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks Fran Marie, technology is better than nothing. Keep safe and well.

Chris
LOL I am lucky that my grandkids still come around to the store occasionally with there little masks on (how sad) but the first 6 months of quarantine i didn't get to see them it was only facetime chats and videos:/ now that it is spiking here again looks like we will be back to the phone chats again:(

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

What a sad state of affairs Bunny. Kissing a phone screen just doesn't do it for me. I like a good o.. read more

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Christine Anne Shaw
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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