Division Bells

Division Bells

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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(there are always two sides to every story)

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while confrontation and contempt
make futile bridges that's for sure
cement on stone builds by the day
tall walls are thickened with manure
division screams across the miles
away those smiling faces now
it's blistered hearts and tears that smart
when love is all but torn apart

© 2021 Christine Anne Shaw


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When reading this. I think of the city street scene when I shoot my Los Angeles, street photography. Most of the time I’ll find a place for the shot. And I’ll wait for the right candid moment to capture a picture. And in the waiting I see all of what you have so cleverly written in expression.

Chris, Thank You for sharing.

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Days Ago

Thank you Arthur for sharing Los Angeles with me and how you approach your street photography. So pl.. read more



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When reading this. I think of the city street scene when I shoot my Los Angeles, street photography. Most of the time I’ll find a place for the shot. And I’ll wait for the right candid moment to capture a picture. And in the waiting I see all of what you have so cleverly written in expression.

Chris, Thank You for sharing.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Days Ago

Thank you Arthur for sharing Los Angeles with me and how you approach your street photography. So pl.. read more
Walls of division, how ugly and divided! we need to really think about human life and how, at least in the U.S. , it tears people apart, "Blistered hearts" and what to do? we must be more compassionate to human life and stop this breaking up of families. I watched the Berlin wall come down, and even though I'm American, I was so happy and smiling that, because there was some semblance of unity.
Well stated Chris!, All the best, stay safe, Betty

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Dear Betty, thank you fir your thoughtful interpretation of my poem. How compassionate you are. All .. read more
Betty Hermelee

2 Weeks Ago

My pleasure dear Chris, love reading your poems , always so soft and meaningful
Take good ca.. read more
Well there is certainly enough manure available worldwide these days, and the walls seem taller than ever. Hate to sound like a scapegoater, but I think the internet is responsible for much of it. This goes for both countries and individuals.

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

You know John, I have to agree with you, the tinternet is a pain in the backside. It has spread more.. read more
Pennywriter

3 Days Ago

Having been a kid in the 90s, I do believe that communication technology can create a divide. I mean.. read more
what a world it would be if as much effort was put into tearing them down as building them up. bridging divides is such a noble thing. the thing about walls is that it not only keeps others out but keeps the builders blindly in. after a while they get so high and thick that the truth can no longer be seen. course those on each side believe that they hold the truth. the final straw is 'love torn apart'. understanding with compassion goes a long way but that takes heart... :)

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks Pete. Bridges not walls says I works best. All good wishes.

Chris
dear Chris... I love the song I learned in my youth... “If I have wounded any Soul today... and caused them to hurt... please Lord..
Forgive. Amen. Pat

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Patricia Wedel

3 Weeks Ago

Lovely to hear your thoughts... we can always by example show that being humble can bring us to our .. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

So pleased you have had one vaccine and Roger has had two. We have had the first and are waiting for.. read more
Patricia Wedel

3 Weeks Ago

Yes, we are fortunate... it helps to pray together for healing. Love and blessings.
Pat
futile bridges for sure Christine .. the contempt part anyway .. sometimes confrontation is unavoidable .. not speaking up may create more harm .. but there is a line and i think your poem addresses those who seek it .. confrontation that is .. they have been in the streets rioting and looting this past year .. building those futile bridges for sure ... i kind of really like L4 ... all that fertilizer nurturing surprising plant life ;) thick wall or no :))))))))
E.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Wherever we look there are pockets of this going on, throughout the world. It doesn't help resolve a.. read more
Honest and strong thoughts shared dear Chris. Some walls are built for safety and some walls are built to keep people away. I liked the meaningful and honest thoughts shared. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Coyote for sharing your thoughts. Alwats appreciated.

Chris
Coyote Poetry

2 Weeks Ago

Hello dear Chris and you are welcome.
As much as I like to say what a sweet soul you are I also know that you are a formidable sweet soul as well:/ I think very little could, would, or should get past you:/ and I for one wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of your frying pan or rapier wit:)

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Ha! Dear Bunny, I thank you for noticing the other side of me:) When I have a bee in my bonnet, I do.. read more


........ this is a little belter .. hard hitting and very much to the point and of the moment ... but .....it must be remembered .... every now and then.. there just might be more than just two sides to the story ...

:)


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thanks Neville. Now you will have to enlighten me as to when there are more than two sudes to a stor.. read more
Neville

1 Month Ago


................ I guess I suda knowed betta :)
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

:).............
Many things crumble when love is left to the wayside

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks PB. How true that is. Appreciate your visit.

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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