August 6, 2016

When we are lost on the highway, we trust our GPS to take care of us. When our heart tells us we’re lost, don’t we have far better direction to take? What do we gain from being stubborn?



You hold hands with me

the breeze of a new morning

reminds me of hope

By Martha L Shaw ©2016



July 22, 2016


watered trees

It was a beautiful day

When we began

But that was long ago.

I didn’t expect time to pass so slowly,

Nor the path to be so rocky

Or so steep.

I noticed though,

As I lay resting,

How sweet the grass and flowers smelled.

Such colors!

I never really noticed their beauty before.

So many varieties of flowers!

The sounds!

As I try to rush I miss them,

But at rest I hear the trickling of a stream

And the calls of wild things!

So vast a symphony,

I cannot name them all!

I love my journey with Him!

He calms my fear,’Guides and guards me!

My greatest joy?

Sitting close by the fire

And just listening

And being!


By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

Faith – A Haiku

January 20, 2015

The sky is deep blue

and punctuated with clouds.

My silver lined soul!

By Martha L Shaw – © 1-20-2015

blue sky clouds

Captivating – A Poem

July 16, 2014

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Like the earth around me,

Often seems hard,



Where is the rain?

Where is the fruit for which I hunger?


But when you squeeze my hand;

I am reminded that I walk this path

Not alone but with you.


I am enchanted!

The Light in your eyes

Illuminates my world anew.

I hear you  . . . I see you . . .

in the flora and fauna . . .

in all that surrounds me.

How could I have failed to see?

These human eyes,

Why do they betray me?

As I gaze into yours,

I see myself

Changed by your love.

I am captivated by the opportunities

Suddenly my own,

By the beauty you’ve laid before me.

I wonder,

How could I so long have missed it?

By Martha L Shaw  – words and pictures © 3-2-2013

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The Reminder

June 9, 2014


Memories of your touch

Fill me with a longing

None can satisfy but you.

I listen to the silence

Remembering the sweetness of your love

Spoken in a whisper

Only I could hear.

You told me I was your princess

And made me believe it’s true.

The warmth of your embrace

At once electrified me

And brought such rest to my soul

As I curled up with you

Knowing you would be with me always.

I am safe,

I am yours,

You are mine


By Martha L Shaw – © 6-20-2013

Waiting In Hope

May 26, 2014

God speaks to me 2

Where is the sun?

The sky is angry and dark

With clouds overtaking my world.

The sweet music I crave

Has been drowned out by

Clashing and rumbling.

Will the glow . . .

The warmth return?


For, you see, it has not truly left at all.

It is merely shielded from view

And will smile again soon.

By Martha L Shaw – 5-27-2013

Words and image by the author

 Six Word Friday – DRIVE – An Acrostic

May 2, 2014






By Martha L Shaw – ©5-2-2014

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