Archive for ‘Martha’

September 5, 2013

Come!

by Martha L Shaw

I tremble.

You hold me close.

I sigh.

I rest.

by Martha L Shaw – © 9-2-2013

August 6, 2013

Feathered Blessings

by Martha L Shaw

Sweat drips from every pore

And sun blinds me.

So much work unfinished

As my heart pounds.

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August 6, 2013

Heaven’s Happy Tears

by Martha L Shaw

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Dedicated to Kim and Paul Yecke

on what would be their 27th anniversary

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Dewdrops on my roses this morning

Were surely tears from heaven

As all the angels join with us

In celebrating our eternal love.

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July 29, 2013

Poetry Challenge – Loop Poetry

by Martha L Shaw

Within – A Loop Poem

I hunger for you.

You, present, is all I need.

Need I keep seeking?

Seeking to fill a void, but . . .

But perhaps the answer is here?

Here within me waiting to be set free . .  .

Free me to be myself . . .

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July 17, 2013

HOPE – An Acrostic and Prayer

by Martha L Shaw

H = How I long to know you more but

O = Oh these blind eyes and deaf ears!

P = Pleasures unknown await me beyond the wall . . .

E = Empty my soul of all but you and set my spirit free!

————–By Martha L Shaw – © 7-14-2013

July 13, 2013

The Sojourner

by Martha L Shaw

The noise was deafening.

I didn’t really hear it, though.

Some spoke later,

“did you know?”

“Oh, did you hear?”

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July 7, 2013

Peace

by Martha L Shaw

I prayed for peace.

Here I sit on this holiday

And the house is in silence

But for the humming of the fan

And the vrrrrrrm of cars in the neighborhood

Heading out.

I found myself wondering . . .

Do they have a better life than me?

Ah, but that is the tempter’s question

And not my own.

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July 2, 2013

Persistence

by Martha L Shaw

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Sprout

Leaf

Thorny stems

Buds

Blooms

Aroma of love

by Martha L Shaw – © 6-30-2013

June 29, 2013

It Begins With A Seed

by Martha L Shaw

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I will speak of your love

Even if it seems nobody’s listening.

I will love more gently.

I will proclaim your truth more loudly.

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June 25, 2013

Arise

by Martha L Shaw

Laughter

Without a smile

Words

Without a thought

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June 17, 2013

Sunk?

by Martha L Shaw

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Endless days of thunder . . .

Wind blowing,

Trees falling,

Roofs flying,

Mud rising,

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June 13, 2013

Poetry Challenge – Tanka Poem

by Martha L Shaw

What Jesus Sees

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I so dislike worms.

I just tried to step on one.

It slithered away.

As I frowned, so disgusted,

I spotted a butterfly . .  .

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By Martha L Shaw – © 6-11-2013

June 10, 2013

Notes of Hope – A Haiku

by Martha L Shaw

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Oh, storm ravaged ground

Peace and hope unrecognized

Until the robin sang

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By Martha L Shaw – © 6-4-2013

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June 3, 2013

Stand Firm: Tanka.

by Martha L Shaw

As the tide comes near,

I stand on the sandy shore.

Though I cannot swim,

I remain and feel no fear.

Its power and voice amaze!

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June 3, 2013

Resurrection – A Haiku

by Martha L Shaw

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Newness of Spring-time . . .

Your first fruits have filled my soul.

Oh, strawberry jam.

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June 1, 2013

Faith – Poetry Challenge – Nonets

by Martha L Shaw

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I tremble . . . my life is undefined.

Seeking something more, yet unknown

I mounted the diving board,

Walked slowly to the edge,

Took a long, deep breath,

And reached upward.

You were there.

I’m yours,

Lord.

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By Martha L Shaw – 5-20-2013

May 27, 2013

Poetry Challenge – Self Portrait

by Martha L Shaw

A Princess

I am royalty as daughter of the King,

Though grandchild of a peasant girl.

I am flawed

Yet perfection is within me.

Said perfection, however,

Is not my own.

I am weak,

Yet strength beyond measure

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May 23, 2013

Poetry Challenge – Landscape

by Martha L Shaw

The Garden

Returning from the grocery store,

Heavy hearted and with less than I need

I saw the weeds overtaking the stoop

And knew I lacked the strength to fight,

As well as the funds to hire help.

Having put away my meager provisions

I sat by the window and rested my swollen foot.

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May 23, 2013

My Pentecost

by Martha L Shaw

It came suddenly.

This gift so long-awaited,

Yet its arrival startled me.

I had grown accustomed to my hunger

And suddenly knew it no more!

In its place came a new excitement,

A new purpose,

A new understanding,

A new path,

And a new experience of grace

Filling me to overflowing.

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