Captivating – A Poem

July 16, 2014

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Captivating

Life,

Like the earth around me,

Often seems hard,

Dry,

Barren.

Where is the rain?

Where is the fruit for which I hunger?

Ah,

But when you squeeze my hand;

I am reminded that I walk this path

Not alone but with you.

Suddenly,

I am enchanted!

The Light in your eyes

Illuminates my world anew.

I hear you  . . . I see you . . .

in the flora and fauna . . .

in all that surrounds me.

How could I have failed to see?

These human eyes,

Why do they betray me?

As I gaze into yours,

I see myself

Changed by your love.

I am captivated by the opportunities

Suddenly my own,

By the beauty you’ve laid before me.

I wonder,

How could I so long have missed it?

By Martha L Shaw  – words and pictures © 3-2-2013

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The Reminder

June 9, 2014

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Memories of your touch

Fill me with a longing

None can satisfy but you.

I listen to the silence

Remembering the sweetness of your love

Spoken in a whisper

Only I could hear.

You told me I was your princess

And made me believe it’s true.

The warmth of your embrace

At once electrified me

And brought such rest to my soul

As I curled up with you

Knowing you would be with me always.

I am safe,

I am yours,

You are mine

Eternally.

By Martha L Shaw – © 6-20-2013


Waiting In Hope

May 26, 2014

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Where is the sun?

The sky is angry and dark

With clouds overtaking my world.

The sweet music I crave

Has been drowned out by

Clashing and rumbling.

Will the glow . . .

The warmth return?

No!

For, you see, it has not truly left at all.

It is merely shielded from view

And will smile again soon.

By Martha L Shaw – 5-27-2013

Words and image by the author


 Six Word Friday – DRIVE – An Acrostic

May 2, 2014

DIRECTION

RESURRECTION

INSPIRATION

VICTORY?

ETERNAL LIFE!

By Martha L Shaw – ©5-2-2014

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Joyous Departure

March 4, 2014

Sometimes the list is so long

And the clouds depart

Leaving a burst of sun

After such a long damp spell.

So, today I did nothing

And it was EVERYTHING.

I enjoyed the Son

And thanked Him.

By Martha L Shaw – ©3-4-2014

 

 

 

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Hope In Him

January 19, 2014

Life is full of what . . .

of why . . .

of why not . . .

But, the real question?

It isn’t why not me,

but why not me!

by Martha L Shaw – Copyright 1-19-2014


Illumination

October 13, 2013

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 I can’t be sure

If the stars still lit up the night

Before I met you

For the eyes of my heart

Were not yet open.

Now,

The tiniest spark

In the darkness of my fear

Fills me with your Light

And warms me.

By Martha L Shaw – © 10-13-2013


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