When The Heart Chooses

When The Heart Chooses

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

love defies all logic
all boundaries, land and sea
it permeates through walls of rock
through doors without a key

unafraid of any borders
undeterred by darkest night
it doesn't need two wings to soar
or eyes to give it sight

love settles where the heart says
it's carried on each breath
it burns as if by magic
it can't be killed by death

in truth it's unrestricted
not caged within a home
it can float into the heavens
it can comfort when alone

its fervour undisputed
true love remains unshaken
its diamond strength enduring
its presence unmistaken

© 2021 Christine Anne Shaw


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rew

A pawn to love
Love it -a singalong well, I sang it - instantly. In fact I was looking backwards for a two line refrain to add to it - and just a letter dropped here and there it then, becomes, captivating.
The tune? I can't remember the name of the song but it goes:
'' let him go go go let him tarry - let him sink or swim - i don't care for...''

Well penned.
regards from rew



Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you rew. Pleased you found some musicality in these lines. I do write lyrics every now and the.. read more


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Like be creates so many other emotions and adventures throughout life. It can soar or be grounded it can be free or caging it is limitless

Posted 20 Hours Ago


I suppose we all suffer from it in one way or another! Love can be all things! Thought provoking Christine!

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Dear augustus, thank you for checking in and reading my poem about love. Yes, it means different thi.. read more
This poem fills me with love's enchantment.
In five simply elegant, heartfelt verses you convey its boundlessness and its undisputed supremacy over all else in the universe.
Kudos dear Chris!
Love is so magical, I feel it must be treated with such reverence lest it vanish like a phantom in the dark night.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Hello dear Ditzy. Thank you for your lovely visit and thoughts. Pleased you enjoyed this one. Love i.. read more
Very beautiful, this one. I was reminded of First Corinthians 13: "Love never faileth." That is essentially what you have said here.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Many thanks John. Pleased you enjoyed my lines. All the best.

Chris
Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals there of are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.
Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.

Song of Solomon 8:6-7

After reading your poem I instantly thought of these verses.. and they actually fit quite well.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you for that lovely share light and Ashes. One I will remember. All good things.

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light and ashes

2 Weeks Ago

You're welcome, lady. :) Your poem was lovely.
So nicely written Chris and it’s funny how the heart chooses, it’s all about timing, the right place and in the right mind.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Andrew, appreciate your thoughts. All good wishes.

Chris
Powerful love poem here. The romance is genuine. This is exactly what real love it....long lasting love that does not get scared off when something goes a bit off. Diamond strength indeed, Chris....the power of your words has just that. Lydi**

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you dear Lydi** for that lovely review. Hope you are keeping safe and well. All good wishes.read more
dearest Chris... A Pearl of wisdom surrounded by
diamonds that sparkle like eyes that can move mountains.
"Love can unlock doors without a Key". Pray my Soul to Keep.
tenderly, Pat

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

What a beautiful and poetic response Pat. Thank you so much for gracing my page. Always good to see .. read more
Your poetry is so relaxing, and gives me a warm feeling inside. It is so true, you cannot rationalize love, I have tried to many times, and it never ends up working. Love is a feeling, an intuition. Beautiful write.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much Velvet for your lovely review and fir checking in. All good wishes.

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this is a beautiful poem, Chris, like an eternal pray of love, like a glorious hymn to Love that conquers All.
thank U for this delivery, from deepest of my heart. big hug. (Amber)

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Your lovely review Amber lifts my spirit. Thank you so much.

Chris

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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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