IF HE LEADS YOU TO IT . . .

July 24, 2018

 

 

HE WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH IT!

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“You can never cross the ocean

until you have the courage

to lose sight of the shore”

― Christopher Columbus

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By Martha L Shaw ©2015

 

 


FEELING THE LOVE . . .

December 12, 2017

The old quilt . . .

Its softness is enhanced

By age and use.

Its colors faded by the light of many days,

And its fibers show wear

Yet its beauty is all I see,

All I feel,

And all I know.

Its story is one of patience

And of time and effort.

It  contains both pain and pleasure.

The fabrics of many lives intertwined

To become one . . .

It is not one story,

But rather generations of stories

Shared by the fire,

Told over tea,

Revealed as fine thread

Wove scraps of many lives

Into something too beautiful not to share.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2013

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Columbus On Faith

August 19, 2014

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore”

― Christopher Columbus

Copyright 1995-2013 by Martha L Shaw all rights reserved


Paris

April 4, 2014

 

At the sidewalk café I sit by myself

Yet realize, smiling, that I am not alone.

I enjoy the company of decades . . .

No, centuries of those who’ve passed this way

And oh the stories they can tell!

I have only to listen!

By Martha L Shaw – © 4-4-2014 Words and image

 

 

 


Love Is Like

December 16, 2013

The old quilt . . .

Its softness is enhanced

By age and use.

Its colors faded by the light of many days,

And its fibers show wear

Yet its beauty is all I see,

All I feel,

And all I know.

Its story is one of patience

And of time and effort.

It  contains both pain and pleasure.

The fabrics of many lives intertwined

To become one . . .

It is not one story,

But rather generations of stories

Shared by the fire,

Told over tea,

Revealed as fine thread

Wove scraps of many lives

Into something too beautiful not to share.

By Martha L Shaw – © 12-16-2013

IM001966

This lovely quilt, subject of the symbolism in my poem, goes back multiple generations in my family and is approx 150 years old.  Oh, the stories it has to tell me are many!


About Faith . . .

August 18, 2013

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore”

― Christopher Columbus

Copyright 1995-2013 by Martha L Shaw all rights reserved

Copyright 1995-2013 by Martha L Shaw all rights reserved


9/11 A Day To Change The World

September 11, 2012

Most of us are thinking many things today as we remember what happened not so very long ago on this day.  I am at this moment preparing to teach a one-hour creative writing class for 4-7 year olds.  I’m sure they’ve been hearing things which are scary to them.  Those things we’re hearing scared us,  and we are a lot more able to understand such things than the wee ones . . . yet in this case it is hard to comprehend.  It is harder still to be unafraid, to be without anger . . . but in my heart I can’t help but think that if the tragedy that happened doesn’t make us try harder to care about all around us, then surely those many many folks will have died in vain.  So, what I plan to teach my wee ones today to how to change the world.  They will be asked to tell a story of doing kindness one for another.  If each one of us focuses on doing something extra and positive to impact the life of just one other living soul in this world, do you realize how huge an impact it will make?  Do it.  Change the world.  We can – just one heart at a time!


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