Shawn L. Bird

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poem-gifts October 23, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 5:03 pm
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She held out

her insecurities

cupped in her hands

and asked him

for reassurance,

but he just looked down

his nose at her

silent

.

He had no

kind word

to give,

no kind heart.

.

And so she stood

face upturned in

silent misery

and held tight to

the gift

of isolation.

 

65 Responses to “poem-gifts”

  1. itburnsforyou Says:

    Reblogged this on itburnsforyou and commented:
    This is amazing.

  2. limada Says:

    Hmm, nice.

  3. kregianmiral Says:

    I feel sorry for the girl. In my mind, I visualize maybe the boy made the girl’s hope too high. Maybe he held her up in a pedestal & didn’t catch her when the ground shaked & she fell off. Maybe the boy was nothing than merely a shallow person, unable to stand his ground about the hopes that he has given to the girl. Beautiful poem, short yet emotional. Well done! Keep safe & stay awesome! 🙂

  4. words4jp Says:

    The gift of isolation – it seems like it is the gift that keeps giving.

  5. Love this part of the poem “held tight to the gift of isolation”!

  6. Kate Spyder Says:

    maybe she selected the wrong person.. I love poetry that touches me personally, and this one does. Thank you.

  7. Elizabeth Mendiola Says:

    How true this is, unfortunately.

  8. Wow your blog has exploded. Nice following, Shawn!

  9. She deserves to be cherished.

  10. Reblogged this on Saleem Dreams and commented:
    Poem from Shawn L. Bird’s blog. Reblogged.

  11. graceh13 Says:

    Oh, this is the complete opposite of what I posted. I feel the pain and sadness of it, silence is killing. A very a good write and thank you for liking my poem, too.

  12. he could not understand
    he gave her room
    he let her talk
    he gave her silence
    a gift most precious

    but still she left

    (why communication — is the most difficult in the world)

    Sorry for not visiting your site more often

  13. Really enjoyed this, tugged at my heart that uber trusting offering of vulnerability – stunning. Not always easy to receive such trust – that’s what I find sad…and if there are few strong enough to receive it, those willing to offer it will be less inclined. Very thought provoking – thank you:-)

  14. Hi Shawn,

    This may be my favourite poem that I have read of yours. It is so simple but says everything all at once. It actually almost made me cry. Can I reblog it on Eatsdrinksandthinks?

  15. vicbriggs Says:

    It is so tough to allow oneself to be vulnerable.

  16. Jen Says:

    I had a dream that made me feel this way recently. This struck me. Thanks for sharing

  17. Reblogged this on Eats Drinks and Thinks and commented:
    Here is a reblog of a lady who I only discovered recently but her stuff is really fantastic…check out her blog whenever you get the chance, she writes some lovely stuff…..

  18. Ken Stephen Says:

    Thanks for this. I particularly like the implications tied into the the first stanza

  19. jelmo88 Says:

    This, safe to say, is the kind of write I definitely like. Simple, but still highly evocative. Glad I chose to start following your blog. 🙂

  20. sassybookworm Says:

    Such a beautiful poem – I really loved it! Also, thank you for stopping by my blog, I really appreciated it! I’m hoping to put a few of my own poems on my blog so maybe we could exchange ideas?! 🙂

  21. Miranda Stone Says:

    Very powerful.

  22. teengaygirl Says:

    This is me up until a few years ago, when someone finally gave me something.
    I’m now happy.
    Which is the best feeling ever.
    So thanks for awesome poem,
    L

  23. JustDeb Says:

    Great! It sounds like the end of my marriage. Actually all of my marriage but what really made me want out at the end. Thanks.


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