Casting Out The Shadows

Casting Out The Shadows

A Poem by Chris Shaw

i do not fear the darkness
though i much prefer the light
while moonshine mid the scattered stars
are friends i meet by night

the sun’s rays on the garden
are a wonder to behold
dispelling all the gloom of shade
replacing it with gold

yet the flickering of candles
as they drip their life away
will usher in a peace of mind
whatever time of day

so surely what we seek the most
is a life of harmony
with those who hold us in their hearts
our friends and family




© 2024 Chris Shaw


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To the dearest Chris. Hope you are doing great. People are haunting me in dreams, that too they are fellow indians, i feel disgrace to them. They are like backstabbing me as they cant face me,
anyhow, i love and being loved by me is my whole purpose of my life and birth. He is really a God, his nature every other men envies,a dream boy to.women, for few he is like hot cake. For his caring heart, yielding everything of his' people wants to have him in their life as he is very soft and just listens, because most of men are like controlling, dominating, need women for social reason or either on bed. But he just cares truly from heart. A man such is like a kid, is more often missused by many for their advantage. I adore him, he knows.me very well. I dont hurt him and never taken advantage, he cares and adores me back as the lines you mentioned about sun, for the harmony they want to hav in their life

Loving you , 💙
Jessy jacob💙

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you for leaving love Jessy. Kindness is so important.



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Couldn't agree more. Am now at a time in my life where the love of family and friends is the bedrock of my living.
Love the third verse :))


Posted 1 Week Ago


A life of harmony, balance and peace is what many people seek and live bg for. I love the way you wrote this idea with the contrast from day and night.

Posted 1 Week Ago


dear Chris.. the Harmony of friends and Poets keeps our Heart 💜 untangled. We celebrate the Moon and Stars and wake with the Sunrise. The Summer showers keep flowers forever in our ♥️ Heart. Softly, Pat

Posted 1 Week Ago


Wonderful imagery (the sun’s rays on the garden; the flickering of candles as they drip their life away) and a very life-affirming tone here. Also, it speaks of wisdom to acknowledge the shadows as they are an integral and unavoidable part of our earthly garden, and our psyche.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


We all want a life of harmony with loved ones
a perfect poem to write

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Chris, shadows provide a contrast between the beauty of the unfilled day and the moon and star-shining night. There is bountiful beauty to be seen and appreciated, and the love of family and friends makes it whole. Thank you for your insight.
Take care - Dave

Posted 1 Month Ago


Chris Shaw

4 Weeks Ago

So pleased this poem spoke to you Dave. Thank you leaving your lovely thoughts. Have a great Sunday... read more
Dave

4 Weeks Ago

Thank you - for us it's Father's Day and my younger daughter is coming over, Have a good day yourse.. read more
Chris Shaw

4 Weeks Ago

Hope you had a wonderful day Dave.
Such stellar, sublime brevity, rhymes and flows of the reader's tongue so eloquently and indeed, thoough we do most of our activities during daylight hours, the night is not to be feared rather embraced when the world and skies above take on a contrasting but still charming allure... Yep, we all should appreciate these precious times, our families and friends as human lifespans here on earth like that flickering light of the candle ephemeral!

Posted 1 Month Ago


Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Tom for stopping by to leave your thoughts. Very much appreciated. Pleased you enjoyed t.. read more
I’m a bit late here, but your writing is so pleasant! The way this poem sounds, especially because of the rhymes, put a smile on my face. Thank you

Posted 1 Month Ago


Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Hello Bunny, how lovely to find a visit from you. So pleased you enjoyed this poem. Many thanks for .. read more
The various shadows of life and how the poetess relates to them is insightfully inked in this very refreshing and original write. I love how the poetess sees the beauty of the night, not visible during the brightness of the day and is equally comfortable in either day or night time. So pleased to read of your love of candles, Chris. I too, love candles and the relaxed light they bring to evening time. They give their lives to bring light to ours. Wondrous thought! The final verse is the icing on the poetic cake for me, Chris. It speaks volumes about the necessities of life which truly are very few: Family, Friends, Harmony, Love. I truly LOVE this poem, beautiful in its simplicity. Thank you for sharing, Chris. It made my day so special to read it...

Posted 1 Month Ago


Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you kindly Marie for such a thoughtful review. I’m so pleased you enjoyed my stanzas here. H.. read more
Marie

1 Month Ago

Most welcome, Chris. Thank you for your kind greetings. I too, wish you a very happy and blessed Mon.. read more
well done .. very fine rhyming and rhythming :) ahhhhhhhh the sunshine! i lived a long time in South Dakota where the winters can last from Oct.- March .. even April at times .. lots of grey days .. bitter cold and snow and always the wind ... those days of sunshine with temps the neared 30 were like being in Florida ;) wonderful uplifting read for me ma'am!
E.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Mr E. We haven’t had much sunshine ourselves this year and here we are in June. However .. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

:) ...................

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Added on June 1, 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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