Two for the price of one

Two for the price of one

A Poem by Chris Shaw
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Something different

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Rooted

an open window
escape route for those confined
apathy laughs loud


Revenge

volcanic meltdown
an eruption of hatred
brutal in extreme





© 2024 Chris Shaw


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Very interesting Chris - 2 rather 'dark' senryu in regular 5-7-5. How well you conjure the inherent frustrations in these situations. Complex and resonant. Excellent ✨️✨️✨️✨️✨️

Posted 1 Week Ago


Chris Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you Tony for checking these pieces out. Totally unrelated and found in an old notebook.
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Oh dear Chris, an escape route to what tho'? .... even more danger !
I do like the volcano eruption as frustration blowing its top ..... or that is my interpretation of it .

A lot to dwell on and read different images into each senryu ....

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

I dig my oldies out too Stella, when I am pushed to find inspiration. My writing style has also chan.. read more
Stella Armour

2 Weeks Ago

hahaha... that's it exactly, anything goes when the well is dry ... i read my very first stuff from .. read more
Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Ha, must go - duty calls 🌹
I rather go either, or, but I guess its all the same. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Mauricio. Always good to have a visit from you.

Chris
Very well crafted. Excellent work, Chris.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Thomas. I don’t do these often. I appreciate the visit.

Chris
Very well done, when I reread them I did revenge first then rooted so I could imagine escaping the volcanos rage.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Lore Keeper I appreciate you. Pleased you stopped by.

Chris
dearest Chris… your poetry has a way of sharing Concern for the State of our World. Too much Evil has become the Status Quo. We rely on the Spirit to guide our days. The Rays of Sunshine warm our Soul and the Rain nourishes the Earth. We pray for Miracles and a Change of ♥️ Heart. Softly, Pat

Posted 1 Month Ago


Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much Pat. We are certainly living in difficult times. Yes, prayers for a miracle. Sendi.. read more
I read the second one as war or conflict and the first one as an attempt to escape the war zone.
Two strong pieces that stand well alone and together

Posted 1 Month Ago


Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

I really like your thinking Ana. Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope Monday is a happy one.
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Indifference is very finely inked in so few words.
I love how the first and second stanza seem independent of each other to me, I can't connect them with each other, but I love the single line 'Revenge' which separates them.
I enjoyed reading.
Thank you for sharing, dear poetess...

Posted 1 Month Ago


Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you kindly Marie. I appreciate the thought you have given to both pieces of brevity here. Have.. read more
Marie

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Chris. Wishing you a very happy, blessed and wonderful new week too - Marie
Hi chris, happy advanced Mother's day !! Hope this day brings joy and with your blessings we will be ever happy together.

Jessy jacob
🫠🫠🥰😍😘💜❤️

Posted 1 Month Ago


Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you dear Jessy 🌹
JessyJacob

1 Month Ago

You are so sweet chris.


................. Ouch now aint that what they call a dubble whammy :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Totally unrelated and the second refers to recent conflict overseas. An ouch is for stubbing your to.. read more
Neville

1 Month Ago


Get outa here, no way ..

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Added on May 9, 2024
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Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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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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