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Lived in Largo/Clearwater, Fl. for about 16 years. Career.: Executive Secretary. Moved back home to Charleston, SC in 1988.

  March 2022     3 months ago

Submitted Poems 4 total

Time Envy

Time can't be stopped
or placed on a pedestal
or put in a box.
However, with Time,
we can Improve and Grow,
we can Forgive and Pray,
we can Love and Play
to the Dance of our own
If Time could talk,
she would say -
Do not envy...

by Sharon Olivia Davis Shipley

added 10 months ago
Lazy Summer Days

Floating on a float with creampuff smiles,
and seafoam for miles.
Flipping hot sand through my perky toes.
Adding sun warmed lotion to my sunburned nose.
Watching the seagulls searching for more
as sandpipers scamper along the shore.

by Sharon Davis Shipley

added 1 year ago

How unruly Passions can be.
Passions of Anger
bellows like a storm-tossed tree.

Passions of Hate
as the Willow, we'll weep.

Passions of Jealousy -
never shall we sleep.

But, Passions of Love
Embraces the Heart,
and above all others

by Sharon Shipley

added 1 year ago
My Faraway Friend

I just looked up in the sky
and saw a plane passing by.
To where you are my friend
I wish I could fly
for a visit of shopping,
dining and wine, and
Time to spend.
Time to waste.
Time to let the day spin
as it may.
As time speeds...

by Sharon D Shipley

added 2 years ago

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Latest Comments: 4 total
Great poem of memories past - so sorry for pain you endured as a child - your poem will resonate

10 months ago

Congratulations! I, of course, had to read a couple of times. I doubt I will ever be able to write a poem like this. Incredible!

10 months ago

I voted for your poem. So happy you won first prize. I love they story - well written.

10 months ago

I could just see the little freckled face boy at the river - made me smile. There were several poems I really liked but this one warmed my heart.

10 months ago


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