Viewpoint

August 28, 2014

 

Sunshine

And shadows . . .

So different,

Yet alike.

They share the same story

From the other side.

 

By Martha L Shaw – © 8-28-2014

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Feathered Blessings

August 7, 2013

 

Feathered Blessings

 

Sweat drips from every pore

 

And sun blinds me.

 

So much work unfinished

 

As my heart pounds.

 

The mirror is my enemy

 

But the birds hidden among leaves

 

Sing “pretty, pretty.”

 

Weary and working to catch my breath,

 

I smile in their direction.

 

By Martha L Shaw © 8-6-2013

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Wither Or Not?

May 24, 2013

The wind blows strongly against the tree.

Its pressure sways the branch,

Up . . . down . . . left . . . right,

But the branch is healthy

And clings to the trunk of the tree

Finding strength there.

Fed and supported,

It merely bends and surrenders,

And does not fight.

Leaves,

Tender children

So small and young,

Face choices of their own;

Boldness or weakness . . .

Ah, but with green veins

They cannot know the ultimate end

Is to wither or to weather the storm.

I am blessed.

By Martha L Shaw – © 5-24-2013


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