September 30, 2016

All life is poetry!

If we let it,

Sad becomes glad

And glad releases

Heaven’s tears of endless joy!

By Martha L Shaw ©2015

When We Call


March 30, 2016

The voice of change,

of peace,

of growth,

of renewal

comes in a whisper.

We must make the choice to listen.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016



March 2, 2016

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If from ugliness comes such beauty,

Can there truly have been ugliness at all

Or was the veil simply removed

From my heart?

By Martha L Shaw © 2-29-2016


Six Word Saturday

August 29, 2015

Doors open and close

Celebrate life!


Branch Out!

June 23, 2015

If a tree were to resist

shedding her colorful autumn leaves,

when would come spring?

When would come summer?

If we resist change

we cannot question why

we do not grow.

Do not choose death – choose life!

By Martha L Shaw – ©  6–23-2015 Words and Image

tree resized


January 15, 2015

When I was a child, I loved laying in the grass looking up at the sky . . . I thought of who else, in some distant place, might be sharing it with me.  Birds flew about tweeting and I wondered what they said..  When clouds came in, I thought not of storms but of the interesting shapes . . . “that one looks like a bear!”  Even when it rained, I loved watching the droplets bounce off surfaces looking like tiny mirrors reflecting a world that fascinated me.

Clouds over my head

Whisper opportunity

Gentle wisps of change

By Martha L Shaw – © 1-145-2015


From The Other Side

November 23, 2014

I stand here by the window,

My curtains drawn but sheer

Cover closed blinds.

Here I remain,

Yet wondering,

I reach out and peek between the slats.

By Martha L Shaw – © 11-23-2014

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