Tattered, Torn and Somewhat Worn

Tattered, Torn and Somewhat Worn

A Poem by Chris Shaw
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Inspired by my dear friend Jabob's Avatar - written some months ago

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would your thesaurus tattered
well thumbed and torn
consider a companion
who's equally worn
battered and bruised
with the passing of time
despondent with life
in a state of decline

do you think that their shelf life
could benefit from
a friendship of sorts
as we both work our pens
do you think they would chatter
and natter like we
about the world's state
and our own poetry

would they adorn themselves freely
with garlands of flowers
drink to the rain
of past summer showers
reflect on the sixties
the years we loved best
before those old pages
eventually find rest

© 2021 Chris Shaw


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Wonderfully nostalgic, Chris :) ...I'm a big fan of Nostalgia.
I miss my old tattered thesaurus, now replaced with a finger-click; he's around here somewhere, buried in a cardboard box, maybe wondering how ole tattered me is doin'.
Ever seen Woody Allen's 'Midnight in Paris'? ...If not, I guarantee you'll love it. I watch it about every 6 months. ( ... Golden-Age thinking :)

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Chris Shaw

2 Years Ago

Nothing wrong with golden age thinking :) I haven't seen Midnight in Paris, will have to search it o.. read more



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there's nowt wrong with that, now is there .. sounds about write to this old fella ..... n no kidding but truly :)

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Chris Shaw

2 Years Ago

You know I could buy a new thesaurus, but the old one, bought for 50 pence in a charity shop has se.. read more
Love this poem! The words and the rhyming flow perfectly together.
Amazing work!

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Chris Shaw

2 Years Ago

Thank you Lykos for the review. You are appreciated.

Chris
drink to the rain of past summer showers..Love this line..
Really loved this poem...
Was searching for something I had not read of yours dear Chris and found this...
Lisa, sunny now in Spain...

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Chris Shaw

2 Years Ago

Thank you for checking this oldie out Lisa. That's both the poem and the poet. Pleased you have love.. read more
Lisasview

2 Years Ago

You are very welcome..
Lisa
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I like the personification; the ending gives me a warm glow; I can picture two lifelong friends enjoying each other's company.

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Chris Shaw

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much. I really like your comment on this poem slfisher89.

Chris
love it! ... books poets make use of the most befriending each other up there on the shelf. ... it's an interesting thing to consider ... what companion for that thesaurus? .. a dictionary (boring) .. one of the greats??? (intriguing, alluring) ... something educational hmmmmmmmm (good possibilities) .. two poets in love ... similar backgrounds and age ... hmmmmmmmmmm i think keeping that one at the friendship level would be a wise choice .. i am not studied but i don't think many such loves are able to sustain the bonds ... wonderful tribute to your inspiration .. enjoyed your poem immensely .. love the personifications and images it brings to mind ... smooth natural flow and rhyme says i ... such grace and peace in your closing ... life, just as past experiences finds rest at last ... also love the layers in this ... thanks for sharing ma'am!
E.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Years Ago

Thanks Mr E. Just a fun piece about two old thesaurus propping each other up on the shelf. Pleased y.. read more
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Wonderful poem, dear Chris! I doubt the kids even younger than myself would even have a thesaurus to hand nowadays, let alone know how to use one! I have seen Jacob's avatar and his thesaurus. It's certainly well worn and looks like he has beaten the hell out of a few ill mannered poems in his time! They are a wonderful resource to lean on so it's not surprising they end up so tattered and worn. I am sure two thesaurus' on the one shelf would get along just fine. Such an inventive piece, Chris. ⚘

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Chris Shaw

2 Years Ago

Hi Jamila, thanks so much. Yes this is a nod to our friend Jacob whose thesaurus is as battered and .. read more
great poem great write keep up the amazing work never stop writing

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Chris Shaw

2 Years Ago

Many thank yous for all your reviews today Jennifer. I appreciate your time.

Chris
enjoyed the nostalgia in this write...
such a wonderful little gem here,
love how the words strike when i read this.
wonderful poetess

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Chris Shaw

2 Years Ago

Such a kind review from you Lady K. Many thanks for the visit.

Chris
do you think that their shelf life
could benefit from
a friendship of sorts
as we both work our pens
do you think they would chatter
and natter like we
about the world's state
and our own poetry

There is just something about this part of your write I really adore,
this is so wonderful and creative

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Years Ago

Your lovely review is so encouraging. Thank you so much Beckies.

Chris
This is so beautiful Chris....Such touching notes to a poet friend. Yes, two poets with their thesaurus....those well worn pages know their poets so well....their loves, lives and tribulations. You're such an amazing poet, my friend!

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Chris Shaw

2 Years Ago

So pleased you enjoyed this one DIVYA. Yep, the old, well thumbed thesaurus has its place in poetry .. read more

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