Shawn L. Bird

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poem- stranger November 17, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:36 am
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were the stranger in the house

the sullen face across the table.


were the accuser in the house

certain of your imaginary world.


were the lost in the house

confused by our reality.


were in the house,

but we did not reach



41 Responses to “poem- stranger”

  1. Aquileana Says:

    I like it Shawn… Yes I guess we all have had that feeling of being complete strangers in our own home… Well at least It has happened to me… Cheers, Aquileana 😉

  2. Sad, but true for the one who cannot connect with the others.

  3. Kim13 Says:

    I wish I had written this. Made me cry.

  4. Hi Shawn, just to let you know I have nominated you for a Sunshine Award..

  5. Becky Bee Says:

    I do love your poems.

  6. Relysh13 Says:

    Wow. I can’t tell you how close to home this just hit me. Thank you for your words.

  7. haunting, and darkly gorgeous. really well done Shawn!

  8. toad (chris jensen) Says:

    Reblogged this on tot123itsme.

  9. omoleye90 Says:

    we all feel like strangers at different points in our lives, this is poem well put together Shawn.

  10. wbdeejay Says:

    Great poem, loved the structure and pacing.
    I’ve been that person across the table, so the end of this felt slightly accusatory, and that’s okay.

  11. rotimachali Says:

    The ‘You’ really pokes. Gud one

  12. sue marquis bishop Says:

    you have captured estrangement…

  13. Very well done. I have featured this in my weekly “Mental Health Monday” post. Keep up the great writing.

  14. Beautiful, thank you.
    I’ve had similar thoughts in my recent poem ‘As Strangers’ (thanks for liking!).

  15. blkbuttaflie Says:

    OH MY GOODNESS. This has really touched HOME 😦

  16. blkbuttaflie Says:

    Reblogged this on An Unleashed Butterfly and commented:
    How can we become complete strangers in our own home? How can the love be lost? Where is the work in our marriage? Where is the happy ending?

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