June 5, 2019

We cannot have shadows in the darkness.

So, if you see one on a rainy day,

and you cannot find the sun,

that sunny brightness

MUST be reflected from you!

You are blessed!

Be a blessing to others!

By Martha L Shaw –  ©2017


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Joy Needs No Umbrella

April 6, 2019

The sky was growing darker

on a once bright cheery day.

The baby,

once bright and cheery,

feared the darkness and wrath

but I held her close to me

loving her so much.

Her face lit up

and  quickly brightened.

She gave me a kiss and her heart melted into mine.

Where was the once pending storm?

I don’t know or care

then gave the wee one a kiss.

Our love is stronger than any storm . . .

and we drifted off to rest peacefully.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2019



March 2, 2019

 bedroom comfort

Crickets and rain drops outside my window,

Quiet my distracted soul

And not unlike a lullaby,

I feel my spirit finding rest

In You.

By Martha L Shaw © 2014


August 2, 2018

Here am I

Kneeling by my window


By the gently falling rain.

Forgotten thoughts of troubles

Have slipped away

As though washed clean

by the droplets of

what surely must be living water.

Their delicate music sooths my soul

As tiny diamonds fall

Then leap into the air again

Reflecting rays of the hidden sun . . .

Never far away.

My soul rests,

Strengthened and refreshed

And ready for the challenges

Of a new day.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2018

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June 7, 2017

Days of raindrops

Tinkling like fingers on piano keys

As birds hover beneath a leafy umbrella

Singing along.

Some called it a gloomy day

But I am blessed.

The dust of yesterday is gone

As a new season

Is freshly polished

For tomorrow!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017

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September 15, 2016


Ah, gentle drum beats

leading to a crescendo;

Then comes the rainbow!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

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Son Rays

February 17, 2015

Rainy days don’t need to look

dull and gray.

All that’s needed is our effort

to smile

and reflect the Son!

By Martha L Shaw – ©  1-13-2015

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