Calls A Graveyard

Calls A Graveyard

A Poem by Chris Shaw

far away in southern Devon
as the crow flies to the sea
where white crested waves are rolling
where green hills are rising gently
where thick red clay cakes the wet boot
in a graveyard lies my father
with a wish to speak to me

"close your eyes your heart will guide you
do not pine for long lost loved ones
do not wish me back to find you
with your grey eyes sadly misted
in a world i don't remember
nurture all who struggle daily
in your living family

stand beside your little sister
as you did when you were children
when her tears spilled out in sorrow
when her knees were grazed and bleeding
take her hand and lead her forward
through her darkest days of grieving
serving her, you do so me"

© 2021 Chris Shaw


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This poem touched my heart, Chris. I go to the cemetery where my parents are buried frequently. I bring flowers and "talk" with them. They still lead me in the right direction as your father does for you. I think every parent wants to know that their children will lean on one another once they are gone. You obviously loved your dad very much. Beautifully written. Lydi**

Posted 6 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Thank you so much Lydi** Yes, you are so right.

Chris



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Never be the richest person in the graveyard. I've forgotten where I heard that saying.

Posted 6 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

You can't take it with you. Better to spend it. Thank you Dave.
What a sweet poem filled with emotion.
This touched me. I lost my mom two years ago.
Nicely conveyed.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Absolutely beautiful
Loved this

Posted 6 Months Ago


Hello, Christine! :)
I really enjoyed this poem. The first section stands alone with imagery and texture. It is haunting. All together this is a lovely expression of your love for your family and your feeling of duty. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Thank you mattavelli. Pleased you enjoyed the read. Your thoughts so encouraging.

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Brilliant. It's been a while since a piece of writing has made me feel something.
This reminded me that I have a heart, a joy to read.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

What an encouraging review. Thank you so much.

Chris
This poem touched my heart, Chris. I go to the cemetery where my parents are buried frequently. I bring flowers and "talk" with them. They still lead me in the right direction as your father does for you. I think every parent wants to know that their children will lean on one another once they are gone. You obviously loved your dad very much. Beautifully written. Lydi**

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Thank you so much Lydi** Yes, you are so right.

Chris
Powerful poem. Descriptive without over doing it, good imagery too. I really enjoyed reading this. Thank you.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Thank you my friend. Appreciate the visit.

Chris
I feel some sadness in this, but yet is written wonderfully...

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

7 Months Ago

Thank you Kim. Yes, there is sadness, but there is also a message filled with wisdom.

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dearest Chris... it is true... I Believe our Spirit lives on... in some ways through the Spirit of those we leave behind. When my Mother passed... I felt so much of her would live on in me.. and that is where my best comes from.
She really loved the birds and flowers and children. She stood by her family through good times and difficult times. She was always there to listen and understand. That is the true essence of Life. A lovely poem with deepest revelations. truly, Pat

Posted 8 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

7 Months Ago

Dear Pat your lovely review is so much appreciated. Thank you for gracing my page. Your footstep is .. read more
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Gee
Beautifully put together Christine. This my fav of all read of yours so far :))

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

7 Months Ago

Aw that is kind of you to say Gee. Pleased you enjoyed this one. Have a good weekend.

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Chris Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Albert, my paternal grandfather introduced me to Tennyson when I was nine. I have loved poetry ever since but did not attempt writing a single piece until I was 40. It's never too late to try somethin.. more..

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