Shawn L. Bird

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poem- danger November 20, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 2:50 pm
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Stepping across the street

you are in danger.

Driving to the grocery store

is more dangerous than

flying across the country.

Why then,

does leaving the bonds of earth

and taking to sky or sea

seem like braving great




I’m not afraid of flying, but I still hold my breath during those take off and landings!  Off to another conference.  This will be my 5th one this calendar year!  I am learning about career education in BC.


13 Responses to “poem- danger”

  1. Michael56j Says:

    Great reality check, Shawn.

  2. vicbriggs Says:

    Quite a journey you took me on with this one 🙂

  3. words4jp Says:

    There is a sense if security and safety that comes along with being grounded. If in a boat this is really not the case – not for me. I cannot see the bottom of the ocean – the unknown scares me.

  4. kiwiskan Says:

    for a lot of us I think it’s not feeling in control…

  5. totalovrdose Says:

    I never thought about this, but you are totally correct Ma’am! For instance, at night, Melbourne is hailed as the murder capital of Australia, and for one of my new jobs, I spend many nights a week in Melbourne! Everyone totally deserves medals!
    A very intelligent think piece Ma’am!

  6. lawandalha Says:

    An excellent thought that explores the reality of our fears and hopes. Thanks, Shawn. Have a safe trip!

  7. wbdeejay Says:

    It is perception. And for me it is about having solid earth close at hand. But I can put aside the worries and let my spirit soar above the vessel I travel within.

    • Last night, flying in blackness, we landed quite unexpectedly. Usually I watch the ground/airport coming closer, but suddenly the wheels were on tarmack. It was a strange thing!

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