Confessional

Confessional

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

i address my dead loves
and some of those living too
i confess my desire
to hold on to you 

memories are fine when
you are sound of mind
but then there are occasions when
unremarkably streams a need
to feel you again

bring you closer to me
a comfort feather to suage
all longing

that strong bond of mine
of loving and belonging
to each of you i hold dear

you will find you are buried
for safekeeping between
case bound thumbed  pages

my old sleeping bible
the backbone of me even though
these days we share less 
company

there are momentos
dried flowers cards and letters
poems and little treasures for
my soul

to replenish any
split seams of my whole
as time passes by

© 2021 Christine Anne Shaw


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Memories of people and things may be long gone. but not forgotten. Thankfully, if we are lucky, those are the pleasant ones that still shine in our minds like the bright flowers of our youth and not the dried-up petals turning to dust in some stowed away book or album. Fond memories and people that we will ever cherish.
Take care - Dave

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Dave. All good wishes.

Chris



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again.... You bless us with a rare gem, and again You reach private places inside us... and again You touch me deep and true, the title itself is a whole magnificence. what a masterpiece from a Master Poetess ✨

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you lightsong for your glowing review. You have certainly raised my spirits. Pleased you enjoy.. read more
"i confess my desire
to hold on to you ...
there are occasions when
unremarkably streams a need
to feel you again"

These lines cut deep.
Anyone that's loved, really loved, will understand the longing expressed here.
These days one often hears advice such as "just move on" - as if it was a simple choice one could make.
I think sometimes we just have to learn to live with the dull pain of absence; it's not something that one gets over.

I like this poem not just for its content, but for the mature way it expresses its theme.


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you for your understanding words Laz. Not easy choices to make, I agree. I appreciate this vis.. read more
Memories of people and things may be long gone. but not forgotten. Thankfully, if we are lucky, those are the pleasant ones that still shine in our minds like the bright flowers of our youth and not the dried-up petals turning to dust in some stowed away book or album. Fond memories and people that we will ever cherish.
Take care - Dave

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Dave. All good wishes.

Chris
I put things inside the case to my Bible which was my grandmas. It is one of my dearest treasure and my grandma kept things in there as well which is where I have left them

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you for sharing PB. I know you understand. All good wishes.

Chris
This is wonderful and very relatable. My memoirs and my memories are that hold those old loves are priceless but memories are fading even with the journals. The shared experiences make us who we are and one must respect them. I don’t consider it a waste of time to look back time to time and give them ink. Aside from one old flame I have remained friends with them, well maybe two now that I think of that but it’s more their part than mine. I love poems like this and thank you for sharing and don’t let them go

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Such a heart warming sharing of thoughts Patricia from a fellow poet. Thank you so much for checking.. read more
What a moving and touching tribute. Those we love become part of us and we cannot amputate their being from us without ripping out our own hearts and souls. We must hold on to the good and let our memories keep the good in our love alive. Bless.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks Fabian for that lovely review. Keep safe and well. Good to see you.

Chris
Holding on to what we can in this harsh world through memory and kindness is never an easy thing. Poets write to keep our memories and loved ones alive in poetry, but more wonderful I think are those rare souls that find a way to evolve their love into a kindness of caring and concern. It's a rare and noble thing to appreciate the people that change our lives with love though we might find our paths no longer the same. A very touching reminder. Thanks~


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

So good to have a visit from you. Lovely review and so much truth in what you say. Take care in thes.. read more
Beautifully expressed, as memories of a loved one flows through every word ;-].

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks dear Weeping willow for your valued visit. Take good care.

Chris
A lovely write on all things closest to us, loved ones and family.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thank yous Andrew for checking in. Always good to have a visit and your thoughts. Take care.read more
This reminds me of things I used to do in the past. The term "dead loves" reminds me of hobbies and passions I used to have. Or the person I used to be. I sometimes feel that longing to do those things once more when the memories just aren't cutting it. This was a beautiful poem with a good flow. Well done.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

I appreciate your visit and your thoughts Dianne. Many thanks.

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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