A Losing Game

A Losing Game

A Poem by Chris Shaw
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(A tribute on the 10th anniversary of her death, Amy Winehouse)

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           somehow
.
it seems a tad distasteful
that raised wine glasses
       clink for amy
.
especially when her crusade
against alcohol addiction 
    became a lost cause
.
ten years gone while our
bluebird of happiness swings
    in its usual place
.
            suspended
from a central wooden beam
    over our summer deck
.
     in silent appreciation
as back to black plays its dark
              lament
.
     as lantern light flickers
honeysuckle vines shoot strands
        from beehive chaos
.
saluting the mistress of song's
        creative vowels
       in scented respect

© 2021 Chris Shaw


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Im not sure if I already reviewed this but don’t think I did. Amy was a rare talent that I adore! Many of her songs are in my playlist. Such a shame and broke my heart that she outwardly portrayed herself as ok with her choices when I am sure she wasn’t. It seems talents like this muse from the pain and recreate it over and over. A vicious cycle of addiction. This is an amazing write, a tribute actually to that sad beautiful talent

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

8 Months Ago

She was an amazing talent and her music lives on in our household. Pleased you enjoy her voice too P.. read more


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incredibly beautiful and appropriately poignant words .. sadly recalling one of the worlds most anticipated of premature demises .. such a dreadful loss to the world of music, her adoring fans and beyond .. N

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Yes an incredible talent lost so young and as you say Neville, sadly forseen. Thank you for choosing.. read more
I was a huge Amy fan. A nice remembrance here. Thanks fir posting this

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

3 Months Ago

I loved her too. Such a loss. Thank you for your review Ranger.

Chris
Ranger Kessel

3 Months Ago

You're welcome
Amy was such a beautiful soul and this was a beautiful tribute to her legacy. As I'm writing this, one of her songs came on...

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

7 Months Ago

Thank you for stopping by. Delighted Amy sang along while you read my tribute to her. She was a grea.. read more
beautiful piece ! kind of sad. but i enjoyed reading !

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

8 Months Ago

Thank you for stopping by Cheyenne. You are appreciated.

Chris
cheyenne s garcia

7 Months Ago

you are welcome!
Well, I'm just a half educated hillbilly. I don't know who Amy Winehouse was. But these are beautiful words well spoken. I lift my teacup in salute. Nicely written.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

8 Months Ago

Amy, died ten years ago. Troubled from addictions and yet she had an amazing talent. Singer, songwri.. read more
Im not sure if I already reviewed this but don’t think I did. Amy was a rare talent that I adore! Many of her songs are in my playlist. Such a shame and broke my heart that she outwardly portrayed herself as ok with her choices when I am sure she wasn’t. It seems talents like this muse from the pain and recreate it over and over. A vicious cycle of addiction. This is an amazing write, a tribute actually to that sad beautiful talent

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

8 Months Ago

She was an amazing talent and her music lives on in our household. Pleased you enjoy her voice too P.. read more
Gosh 10 years.. wow.. interesting Poem..
Makes one think..and for me that is what is most important when reading a poem..

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

9 Months Ago

Thank you so much Lisa for stopping by. I was a great fan of Amy's music. A talent lost too soon.read more
What a beautiful poem for such a beautiful artist. She was truly a talent that I personally miss every day. Her whole body of work is astounding and I wish we could have seen what she would have continued to do. Really a lament tale and beautiful piece of work.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

10 Months Ago

Many thanks for stopping by with such an encouraging review Hayley. All the best.

Chr.. read more
I must admit that ‘Love is a losing game’ is my favourite track of hers. I like the way that you have been able to convey not only the passing of time involved here (I was shocked that it’s been ten years!) but also the tragic circumstances she faced whilst creating beautiful music, losing her own battle along the way. A lovely tribute to Amy and the music she created.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

10 Months Ago

A life cut short, but what a legacy she left. Tragic Amy. Thank you Lathe.

Chris
It's a moving poem Chris. Death is a bitter reality. Every human being has to pass this stage.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

10 Months Ago

Many thank yous for stopping by Abdul and leaving a nivmce review.

Chris
ABDUL WAHAB

10 Months Ago

You are welcome Chris
Chris Shaw

10 Months Ago

Then I thank you again. Have a good week.

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