Temporal

Temporal

A Poem by Chris Shaw
"

(lyrics, muse is singing )

"
so what use is anger
inflicting self pain
let it drift from
lost remnants
there's nothing to gain

let it sail on the high seas
let it fly in blue sky
for life is for living
there's no time
to cry

veiled mists have now lifted
those ghosts have now gone
once haunted it's over
oh yes it's all over
along with your song

what remains is a memory
a flower's last bloom
pink petals have faded
there's no sense
of gloom

© 2021 Chris Shaw


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let it sail on the high seas
let it fly in blue sky
for life is for living
there's no time
to cry

I love that staza. we can't dwell on disapointments and tragedy for life goes on and we must live it before our time is up. I could hear these lyrics being dung to a very hauning tune.


Posted 7 Months Ago


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Thank you for stopping by Dale with your generous comments. Pleased you enjoyed.

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Hi Chris, what good is anger, it is a waste of one's energy. We must move on from all disappointments and find some peace. I love the content of this write. Your thoughts are so gently flowing down the page in wonderful lines, your words painting such realistic visions. You paint a canvas with poetic grace. Have a wonderful Wednesday. Hugs always....Mike.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

You always leave such encouraging reviews Mike. I thank you so much. All the best.

Ch.. read more
Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

You always leave such encouraging reviews Mike. I thank you so much. All the best.

Ch.. read more
shadrach hah

2 Months Ago

You are always welcome Chris. I love your work. Have a wonderful Saturday. Hugs....Mike.
The opening stanza really spoke to me in this wonderfully written poem, Chris. As fallible as human beings are we do tend to cling hard to our rage. Especially in those little things that are not important to hold onto. It's their accumulation that darkens the heart and stifles our progress to be better people. To let go of that pettiness of anger is an empowerment of the soul one will find liberation in. And the purity of enlightenment. Thank you for your beautiful art.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

3 Months Ago

Carlos, many thank yous for your continued support and encouragement. I am delighted with your revie.. read more
Life is for living. Though I do look back at times, I try hard to live in the present, accept what I can't change and make the most of the life given me.
Well said Chris.
(Forgot to ask how your day went today.)

Pauline.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thanks Pauline. Sunny day in Brixham. Your thoughts, similar to my own. Appreciate you stopping by.<.. read more
what remains is a memory
a flower's last bloom
pink petals have faded
there's no sense
of gloom

This verse has a hint of sadness in it, life does go on, rather I like it or not.
who knows tomorrow may be a better day, nicely expressed and written

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thank you Katzie for your review. Most appreciated.

Chris
Anger sometimes has it place, but yes, it's a tough one to shed.
I like your notion of setting it adrift. I enjoy your lines that spark my thoughts.
Dylan









Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

A little anger is OK. Alot of anger is not. It has the habit of upsetting the applecart. Best treat .. read more
Dylan Macadham

4 Months Ago

Maybe applecarts need upsetting now & again,
for what are apples anyway, but a nice chew til .. read more
We are all just passing through..just a "veiled mist" that lifts with the morning sun...lovely work..I enjoyed this very much..thank you. Caroline 🙂

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Thank you Caroline for your lovely review. Pleased you enjoyed the read.

Chris
Such meaningful words in this poem. Anger is poison for the soul and blinds our rational thinking, creating chaos for oneself and those around us. Anger is unsustainable-it appears like a black, powerful cloud in the sky but when you go through it- is nothing but water drops floating-nothing solid. In your words- " so what use is anger
inflicting self pain
let it drift from
lost remnants
there's nothing to gain" .Absolutely! Thank you Chris for sharing beautiful poetry!

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

5 Months Ago

Mani thank yous Lourdes for checking in and leaving me such a wonderful review. You are appreciated... read more
Lourdes Pessetto

5 Months Ago

Absolutely! Thank you, for sharing your art 🌷🕊!
simple but so, so powerful. is it ever really the end of the world ? life goes on… whether it be consumed by pain and tragedy is ultimately our decision. Your poems have a very realistic feel to them, bringing forth real life issues… I love them all. Thank you for another beautiful shared piece
Xx
Marina

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

5 Months Ago

Thank you so much lovelymarina for stopping by to review. Much appreciated.

Chris
the simplicity here belies a more serious benignant. There is a festival somewhere, over there, where poor people use to sue for some sort of traversable joy if they could just get there. Be rich. Be more slender. Have nicer hair or a bigger car. "life is too short", (the expression, not the reality) has an iron yoke when fastened to our circumstances. But poetry is about how we dream the world could be not how it should be. But your last stanza is the expressive resolve that most poetic combatants wish for: the ever forgiving, always resolving entrance into jubilee. What Dickinson called it "The letting go". You're magnificent here. dana

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

5 Months Ago

Dana, great to see you stop by. Thanks for that awesome review. Best always.

Chris
Nicely written Chris as are all your writes I might add. A pleasure to read and digest.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

6 Months Ago

Thank you so much Andrew for your encouragement. Pleased you enjoyed my muse changing to lyrics.
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andrew mitchell

6 Months Ago

i did think that too.

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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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