We allow our illusions to crush our hopes. Isn’t it time we reversed the equation? Where does YOUR hope come from- Martha L Shaw 8-7-17 #mondayramble
I live in hope of the Light,
Therefore, it is mine.
The illusion of darkness
Is no more!
By Martha L Shaw – © 2014
Tears are like refreshing rain
Restoring the parched land of the soul
And welcoming new life.
By Martha L Shaw ©8-29-2015
You say you love me.
You say you are casual,
yet your list of rules to live by forbids me to be me!
In sadness I tried to be
but in relief and joy
I WALK AWAY WITH MY CREATOR
yet never unaccompanied.
A disability disrupted my career and forced me to face my lifelong dream, insane? POSSIBLE!
‘It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.
It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain!I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it, or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own, if you can dance with wildness and let the…
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I would like to crave your indulgence and support. You know the greatest hurdle that lies before any indie-writer is not about getting the book written and published; it’s selling the book. Marketing is a humungous task.
Most of us would be enthralled to simply focus on spewing out the words and hoping the books will somehow sell themselves, unfortunately in the self-publishing business, it simply doesn’t work that way and all the best wishes from others don’t sell any books. What works is a pragmatic approach.
As most of you know, I just published my second poetry book ‘Unbridled,’ and going by experience gained from the first book Out of The Silent Breath – which was supported by several friends in this space and helped to instil my confidence to forge ahead – I have to buckle down, dig in my heels and jump into doing the needful.
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the applause of many angels
reign down on a dance floor
with the stars in gentlemen’s eyes
as the ladies danced in satin gowns
and their best diamonds!
No other light was needed.
By Martha L Shaw – © 2017