JUST A CHAIR

February 8, 2016

It was just an old rocking chair

 sitting in my grandmother’s house

when my parents first got married.

It was black,

sat in the corner,

and nobody ever used it.

My mother was dusting there one day

and discovered layers

and layers of wax build up.

Mom cleaned the chair,

then dad noticed

that the seat was falling apart

and rebuilt the chair with a new seat.

They are gone now.

The chair is mine.

I recently added quilts,

pillows, and teddy bears

that I’ve made.

The chair is nothing special

but when I sit in it,

it’s a family reunion!

By Martha L Shaw ©2-8-2016

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Seeking Purpose?

January 25, 2016

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I am a writer because I follow the Light and seek to reflect it. – Martha L Shaw


Six Word Saturday

September 12, 2015

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Baking, raking, or just mischief making?


Six Word Saturday

November 22, 2014

SECOND POT OF COFFEE – GOOD BOOK!!!!

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Time Of Singing Fall 2014

October 25, 2014

Check it out and be blessed!

Poems From Psalms And Nature

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Yesterday the new Time Of Singing, A Magazine Of Christian Poetry arrived.

Lora Homan Zill is the Editor.

Many years ago, I found this excellent poetry print journal through Poet’s Market.  I was teaching and remember I had completed my grades, and then I stopped at a bookstore at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois (late 1980s).

Lora included a note in the new TOS about the review I wrote for a new book by Luci Shaw.  I posted the review on Amazon.com, and the title of Luci’s book is Adventure of Ascent, Field Notes from a Lifelong Journey (IVP Books).  As Lora mentioned, former editor Charles A. Waugaman published Luci Shaw in Time OfSinging years ago.  My few short reviews for Luci Shaw’s books are thank you notes.

Karl and I are working on a chapbook for Quiet Christmas Poetry.  We are donating all proceeds to

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Don’t Miss Them!

October 15, 2014

Blessings In A Tattered Cardboard Box

Blessings do not always come on silver trays,

wrapped in ribbons and festive bows.

Sometimes they come in dusty boxes

lugged by sweaty arms.

Occasionally,

a spider or two may tag along.

When you face life with an open heart,

you discover miracles happen

everyday.

You may even wonder what you’ve missed!

by Martha L Shaw –  © 10-22-2013

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Thoughts Over Morning Coffee & Robert Louis Stevenson

October 15, 2014

RLS has been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl holding my first of his books, a Little Golden Book my Mom got for me. She and I quoted those sweet verses all the time. He is how I discovered poetry at the age of 3 and why I love it . . . and why I have been a writer and poet since I could hold a pencil. He said:

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson –

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