Mind Speak

Mind Speak

A Poem by Chris Shaw
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(Spontaneous write) I don’t do love poetry

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this heart of mine
hasn’t yet recovered
it still weeps for the ache
that would have quenched
its thirst

four chambers beating in conflict
with those stretched strings
in my mind
why don’t you let go
it says
why can’t you let go

snow white
do what’s right
promises aren’t made to be broken
hear that moral compass
speak out loud
the moral fibre has spoken

but still after years I weep
for the deep feelings felt
melt away moments
yes it was love though not fulfilled
an unexpected surprise
not a cheap give away token






© 2024 Chris Shaw


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i like where this takes us - down into those deep crevices we tend not to want to talk about. has a bit of a sting - but is necessary to jolt the heart back into rhythm when 'tis fibrillating. unfulfilled love - not an easy medicine to swallow. well done.

Posted 3 Days Ago


Chris Shaw

2 Days Ago

Thanks Pete, yes sometimes the muse chooses to dig deep. I appreciate you stopping by big time.
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i like where this takes us - down into those deep crevices we tend not to want to talk about. has a bit of a sting - but is necessary to jolt the heart back into rhythm when 'tis fibrillating. unfulfilled love - not an easy medicine to swallow. well done.

Posted 3 Days Ago


I love the lyrical quality of this poem as much as the emotion, imagery,and effective rhyme. I've read it numerous times and see it as a ballad meant to be sung, not just read. Lovely. The third stanza is the refrain I hear in my mind as I read/sing this poem. Really effective.

Posted 4 Days Ago


Chris Shaw

2 Days Ago

Dear Victor, I am touched that you read this poem many times and that you also sang it in your mind... read more
A deeply spiritual and introspective poem

Posted 1 Week Ago


Chris Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you so much.

Chris
A very nice poem reflecting conflict within. so many times we face such discord and disconnect, ty :)

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Chris Shaw

1 Week Ago

You read this poem so well. Thank you for your review.

Chris
dear Chris... our Heart is so intricately given when feelings are flying like a summer shower. We remember how we were drawn to close encounters that linger in our golden years... where tears can nourish our understanding. softly, Pat

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you dear Pat for leaving your thoughts. Much appreciated. All best wishes.

Chr.. read more
hear that moral compass
speak out loud
the moral fibre has spoken
..........
(My favorite lines, up there)
The most important thing about love seems to be that it just exists. Yet it can end in any second of the day. A wonderful breakup poem. Keep writing (although you seem to have no trouble with that-!) and thanks for this wonderful poem! ;P


Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much for a thoughtful review. Pleased you stopped by.

Chris
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Only love allows us to get mistreated. I do not have enough words to explain how it does touch my heart. Beautiful!
-mou

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you dear mou. Your visit much appreciated. Have a lovely Wednesday.

Chris
Brilliant use of language. You create the scene perfectly here.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much. Your words of encouragement much appreciated Thomas.

Chris
Dear Chris Shaw,
I really like what you have to say,
the ending keeps me lingering,
great write! ---Maynard

Posted 1 Month Ago


Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much for stopping by. Pleased you like my poem. I appreciate your thoughts Maynard. read more
1809 Black Plague December

1 Month Ago

thank you, Chris, I will. :P

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Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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