Ellen Shaw


Calling Me to The Desert


In the desert sand lifts
And swirls
A violent storm
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I have a job offer. I have accepted. What am Ileting myself in for?

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  • Freshman - 1,849 Points Kevin Patrick (8/2/2014 3:47:00 PM)

    Extremely imaginative and evocative language, it really comes to life, as human beings we are forced with the realization that we have choices to make, these choices can frighten us but they can also liberate us and give us freedoms greater then anything in the animal kingdom, a desert is world in which life is premature, but their is always an oasis where pockets blossom, find those pockets and you may blossom yourself. The choice is yours (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,742 Points Babatunde Aremu (8/2/2013 4:41:00 AM)

    Desrt life is challenging and uncomfortable. However, one could find fulfilment in the desert if we commit our duties to mankind and God. May you find joy as you traverse in that desert attending to human needs (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 271 Points Jack Growden (8/2/2013 1:36:00 AM)

    PLEASE READ MY COLLECTION! ! I am a young, aspiring poet. Feel free to rate and comment on my pieces. Thanks, Jack Growden (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 369 Points Stephen W (8/2/2014 5:34:00 PM)

    Pack it in, pal.

  • Rookie - 855 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (8/6/2012 12:27:00 AM)

    Quite a heart-versus-mind situation, I must say. Follow your heart, Ellen, but only when it is not self-destructive. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,626 Points Bernard Snyder (8/4/2012 11:57:00 PM)

    Well Ellen, I for one hopes you won't fade once you've arrived at the desert because then we won't be able to enjoy any more sensational writes' like this. I really enjoyed this. Thank you for sharing such a lovely poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 773 Points Leslie Philibert (8/2/2012 5:13:00 AM)

    A serious, well written poem about an important time in your life - good work (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 13 Points Hunter Hunters (8/2/2012 2:21:00 AM)

    Ellen, am sad but people don't die when take good care of themselves. As a nurse I hope you will take care. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,150 Points Thomas A Robinson (7/30/2012 9:37:00 PM)

    it will be a life changing experience.Welcome it, embrace it, if you don' you'll regret it the rest of your life (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sandra J. (7/30/2012 7:36:00 PM)

    Intriguing imagery, nicely penned ideals of loneliness finding a way to dreams In the desert. (Report) Reply

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