In His Image

May 11, 2016

In the quiet

I felt your arms around me.

I smiled.

I sighed.

I knew your breath,

So close to me,

Was filling my lungs

And giving me strength

To grow . . . to go on.

I was you.

You were me.

By Martha L Shaw – © 5- 30-2014



February 5, 2016


The Coming

Sitting here,

I know today is a dark and cold wintry day

But yesterday

It looked and felt like spring!

Only the bare branches betrayed

What the calendar on my wall tells me.

A knowledge of all that is to come

Heals my soul.

By Martha L Shaw   –  © 2-26-2014

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Let The Children

October 12, 2015

A child’s hand reaches,

Her eyes filled with wonder!

Her heart has wings!

By Martha L Shaw ©10-15-2015

me and debby

When I Stray

September 25, 2015

In the night

I gazed at the light streaked sky

before the raindrops even touched me . . .

Already concerned about damaging winds

which never came my way.

By Martha L Shaw ©9-25-2015


Thoughts For Thursday Over Morning Coffee

September 24, 2015

Don’t be disheartened by a cloudy day.

The Light radiating from a single candle dispels darkness!

SHINE! – Martha L Shaw​

Candle Lighter Award


Rays of Light

September 19, 2015

I can hold the light

shine, share, and warm you with it

and it never fades

By Martha L Shaw ©9-18-2015


Scattering Joy

September 16, 2015

Clouds among the blue skies

Hint at scattered showers

On the way.

I can choose to frown

But I prefer

To laugh at the puffs of white

And dance between the droplets!

By Martha L Shaw ©9-14-2015





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