Be Kind he said, be kind

Be Kind he said, be kind

A Poem by Chris Shaw

glory be for damaged things
for butterflies with broken wings
for birds that can not chirp or sing
on mornings when the sun
won't shine

and for that rose whose petals fell
upon the crazy paving's path
whose loveliness you
once did praise
don't let that memory slip away
with thoughts of tincture and
decay

or for the friends who broke your trust
like rust upon an iron chain
increasing with the falling rain
don't focus on the sorrow felt
but more upon the joy they gave

for all the hurts that wound your mind
whose marks have left behind a scar
recall the positives instead
regardless of the damage done
don't harbour all the tears he said

reach out to grasp a smiling sun
consideration is a plus
compassion in this world a must
be kind he said be kind

© 2021 Chris Shaw


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to say this is a masterpiece would be underrated, I don't know how You even managed to compose the first two verses, they are not only beautiful, they hold rare beauty that beauty where life's essence flows, perfect poem in these holy times... heavenly written from again such a wise elegant and fair Lady.

Posted 5 Months Ago


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.

lightsong

5 Months Ago

NEVER apologize for such a thing my dear, please take care of yourself and recover soon🤗
Chris Shaw

5 Months Ago

Many, many thanks.
lightsong

5 Months Ago

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you have a wonderful way with poetic words that weave interesting images!
i don't believe in having regrets, 'cos you make decisions in life with the information on hand, there's not always time to do fact-finding before making a decision, & i think age & life experience is also a factor.
cheerio carola

Posted 1 Month Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Your lovely review Carola is so encouraging. Thanks so much :)

Chris
I really enjoyed this poem! I love the imagery and the flow. Each and every stanza is beautiful. The ending sums it all up!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you for your lovely review. You are appreciated.

Chris
KAREN

2 Months Ago

You are very welcome!
Indeed. I offer my applause for this gem. There's so much sweet and gentle wisdom contained within your lines. I love the final stanza. It finishes up the poem quite nicely and ties it all together with a bow. Thank you for sharing this outstanding poem. F.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you Fabian for your very generous review. Pleased you enjoyed the read.

Chris
I would like the poem to end at s2. There's too much preaching in the rest. The first two stanzas say it all. You have to let the reader do some work, not serve it up on a platter.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you for your review and apologies for my late response. Your thoughts are appreciated.
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This is breath-taking!

reach out to grasp a smiling sun
consideration is a plus
compassion in this world a must
be kind he said be kind

Now that is a stanza that we all need to memorize! Be kind!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thank you so much Imagination. . Pleased you enjoyed the read and that you stopped by on my page.read more
KATHY SUE SILLS

3 Months Ago

You are welcome!
This is a wonderful poem. I loved the theme and the images were excellent. It left me with a beautiful feeling and a sense of lightness. I truly enjoyed the poem.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Thank you for your lovely review. All good wishes.

Chris
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Ada
Nice message in a time where it's common for people to act out their hardships. It takes too much energy to be nasty plus it makes for a tense environment when making the world a better place should always be the goal.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

I share your thoughts Ada. Thanks for stopping by.

Chris
"reach out to grasp a smiling sun
consideration is a plus
compassion in this world a must
be kind he said be kind"
This is such a great ending to a wonderful poem.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Many thank yous Falcon for your encouraging review. Means alot.
All the best.

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This poem is so well versed and rich in meaning. I like how the ending came down to the simple thematic word "kind". I enjoyed reading this poem of yours. Tyfs

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

I appreciate your visit Cyprian and your encouragement. Thank you so much.

Chris
another great poem loved reading it keep up the good work and never stop writing

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Many thanks Jennifer for your kind review.

Chris

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Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw

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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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