June 21, 2019



January 7, 2019

How blue is the sky

and how bright the sun!

Winter’s warm smile

brings unexpected joy

on this mid-season day!

Tomorrow’s cold air

won’t be so biting

after this early taste of Spring!

I complain?  NOT!

For the four seasons bless me;

each in a new and unique way.

I bask in the opportunities

each one brings!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2019



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November 28, 2018

“Knock-knock” “Who’s there?”

September 18, 2018

On Healthy Living


We are healed by what we are . . .

what we were made to be.

The preacher must preach,

the singer must make her music,

the writer must write.

Death is in the denial

but life is in the acceptance . . .

             by Martha L Shaw – Copyright 2018

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August 21, 2018


I look out my window

Yet see nothing.

Darkness has consumed . . .

but, wait!

Have things really changed?

Is the grass no longer green?

. . . the trees no longer tall?

Will the sun I cannot see

Truly never shine again?

My soul,

Though wrestling fear’s attempt to overtake

Is opting instead for some needed rest.

Day has gone

And night indeed has fallen.

Morning’s sun will

Like my spirit rise

And I restored,

Once again will follow

and reflect the Light!

By Martha L Shaw ©2013


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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WANTED:  Any Condition

July 15, 2017


This body,

Full of flaws,

Has become the sanctuary of the Most High

Simply because

I gave all of me

To Him.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017

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This body of mine truly is full of broken  parts, weak joints, weak  eyes, legs which barely walk, fingers which can barely type, etc. so  your prayers and help from God and physical training is appreceated!  That’s what I was doing last week!


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