May 9, 2017

My mind can only know so much.

It is only when my heart and soul are fed

that I am forever changed.

By Martha L Shaw – ©  2017


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February 25, 2017


I stepped into my quiet place,

My favorite retreat.

The leaves still whispered in the breeze.

The birds still sang softly in the trees.

I gaze up at the blue sky,

enjoying their music.

My soul rejoices.

For this is not a place for silence.

It is the place where my soul

Can truly hear!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017



Sing My Soul

April 1, 2014

I have suddenly realized

That the quietness of my soul

Is playing a much different tune

Than it ever has before!

By Martha L Shaw – © 4-1-2014


Joy Unmasked

September 4, 2013

The mask he wore


The sadness underneath.

Its bright colors,

Its painted smile,

Portrayed a joy

Not known

Yet hungered for.

He wandered about


Without finding it

For the answer was never outside

But held captive within his soul all along

Just waiting to be set free.

I pray he finds it.

By Martha L Shaw – copyright 10-28-12

A Tanka Poem on Reflection

January 17, 2013

cross reflected



The eyes? Two-sided

Mirrors of the soul . . . for when

All about us looks

negative,  the true changes

must begin within ourselves.


By Martha L Shaw – © 1-17-2013

Quote of the Day For Monday – Worry

November 12, 2012

Worry divides the mind.  – Max Lucado –

I see the point made by Lucado, one of my favorite writers of all time.  The real question is, I think, what does worry do to our soul?  As I view it, it wounds the soul . . . perhaps the bigger tragedy of the two.

The After Party – A Poem

October 5, 2012

The music has faded

And I have slipped off my dancing shoes.

My hair is astray,

My gown cast aside,

My hands held out

Remembering your touch.

All is quiet

And I wonder where you’ve gone . . .

Then from within

I feel your warmth . . .

I look up and you are here.

Perhaps, waiting for me

To notice.

by Martha L Shaw – Copyright 10-5-2012

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