Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

Before the shakers seat,

Joe Maverick Avatar Joe Maverick - LIFETIME Premium Member Joe Maverick - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Before the shakers seat, which was written by poet Joe Maverick. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Joe Maverick

Best Joe Maverick Poems

+ Fav Poet

Before the shakers seat,

Good early intent

echo of upright morals 

subtle shaded later days

(reality counts)

in debt and in pride

shadowed  regret and sadness

For the contest  chair in a shadowed room, by Rick parise

Copyright Joe Maverick 2010

Copyright © Joe Maverick

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 3/18/2012 9:43:00 PM
    JOE, reality is all that matters... stopping by to say hi... wondering about you.... have yourself a good night~ always*PD

  1. Date: 12/15/2011 3:01:00 PM
    Are you familiat with the song "Let Your song be Simple" - it is a Shaker song. Nice work. Peace & blessings Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 10/22/2011 9:17:00 PM
    You provide just enough words to shake the imagination and hint at the story. I love the way you dealt with the subject.

  1. Date: 9/27/2011 4:40:00 PM
    Good one..Enjoyed reading this one..I remember that contest..It has been a long while back...Thanks for stopping by, reading , and commenting on my work..Sara

  1. Date: 7/31/2011 4:14:00 PM
    Just saw your last comments to me. Yeah, I have no clue what the other thing wrong with me is. Also i got a frozen shoulder from that surgery. The exercises Doc gave me did not do the trick and I just started therapy. Talk about painful. GEEEEZ. Maybe two months from now I can figure out the other dang thing I was writing about! OK, go now and POST.

  1. Date: 7/2/2011 7:39:00 PM
    I have always found the Shakers interesting and find your poem evocative. Who is Rick Parise? Yours Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 6/17/2011 3:44:00 PM
    Thanks for your comment, Joe. Had the MRI today and should get the results Monday or Tuesday at the latest. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/16/2011 8:15:00 PM
    i thought i had read this one, but guess not, sorry didn't because this was a wonderful piece of fine poetry. thank you for commenting on warm Breezes.

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 10:33:00 AM
    Awesome piece of poetry I found today. Many Congrats on your wonderful win Joe...gautami

  1. Date: 6/9/2011 4:40:00 PM
    Great win in the comp mate, Subtle shaded later days (have them ok):) deep write, delight. I say on ya mate, Don

  1. Date: 6/9/2011 10:12:00 AM
    Congratulations on a well deserved win in ^Rick Parise's "Chair In A Shadowed Room" contest Joe. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 1:38:00 PM
    yes we saw the same "forced" form...congrad's on your win too! Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 1:14:00 PM
    Wow a really nice write Joe.Thanks for all your kind comments and lovely congrats you send.I'm only able to write one comment for the several you send cause i only have one finger to type with but read them all.~LOTS OF LUV~Teresa

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 5:32:00 AM
    you stacked this chair full of excellent poetic lines and thoughts, Joe. Be proud of your win. It's well deserved for sure.

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 3:40:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win, Joe! A very profound write seated "in a shadowed room". Still, a stream of light and guidance emanates from your words. Well thought out and composed!! Best wishes to you and yours...Mikki

  1. Date: 6/7/2011 9:09:00 PM
    wow Joe way to go ..congrats on your big win in Rick;s contest with this wonderful creation my friend...luv..

  1. Date: 6/7/2011 8:12:00 PM
    A HUGE congratulations to you, Joe. It was a really good one!

  1. Date: 6/7/2011 6:31:00 PM
    My congratulations on the second place win in the contest of rick, Joe

  1. Date: 6/7/2011 12:39:00 AM
    Sometimes the ball does seem to know how it bounces doesn't it.

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 12:22:00 PM
    I love the transition from the hopeful man with upright morals to one who dwells in the shadowed regret of debt and pride, Joe. Awesome entry for Rick's contest. It's so good to see you posting new work. Best wishes for success with this gem! Love, Carolyn