Shawn L. Bird

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poem- alone February 7, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:18 pm
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in the spare bed

preserving the sleep

of the regular bed mate

thankful for the heat of

canine companions

who don’t complain

when I cough.



33 Responses to “poem- alone”

  1. Veda Says:

    Awesome poem, sums up my canine bed mates πŸ™‚

  2. thisoldtoad2014 Says:

    Reblogged this on Keptmeprisoner.

  3. Thaddeus Dombrowski Says:

    I think even dogs appreciate good manners, directed towards them.

  4. kiwiskan Says:

    get well soon… πŸ™‚

  5. Aw, I hope you feel better! Beautiful capture of the night spent alone, sick….

  6. hope you are okay…..sound sick. 😦

    • Much better today, thank you, though still very hoarse.

      • neighhhhh. When hoarse, do as a horse would. Just kidding. Don’t laugh, because it will make you cough more. Viral? I am still enduring my recovery from H1N1. Good luck. I am convinced the laughter hastens a quicker recovery (Law of Attraction, The Secret by Rhonda Byrne) if you can take the laugh to cough attacks. πŸ™‚ Hang in there. I like your poems. When I was very ill a few weeks back I wrote a poem about how I would not die from it. It was transitionary. Just something to think about. πŸ™‚

      • lol I’m not worrying about dying. πŸ˜‰

      • this is good news….sounds like you have some books to write! πŸ™‚ and some students to teach. I was slightly worried about having to write additional substitute teacher plans after taking a week of sick leave. ha ha…When I was down in fever, I had a dream about a witch that told me I would not die from the coughing disease. πŸ™‚ That’s all.

      • I’m sitting here with a book plotting sheet, trying to iron out some stuff before I start writing, and debating whether I’d be better off just writing, and worrying about the ironing later! lol

      • My idea of ironing is to throw it in the dryer. For some reason I am picturing you there with a box of Kleenex. Weird. Hold on….adjusting my mental picture. Maybe it’s dryer sheets. No It is a plotting sheet. Carry on my friend. Some day when I write my novel you can give me pointers. ha ha πŸ™‚ I mostly just write and not plan. More fun that way in not killing the muse. Isn’t it amusing?

      • I normally don’t plan, but my editor is very keen to see me try a more organized approach, so I’m working with Blake Snyder’s Beat sheet model from his book Save the Cat. Wish me luck!

      • ha ha..good luck! I will have to research this thing. “They got the beat…” but does the Cat have a hat? I teach 4th grade…this is something I feel bound to ask, as Read Across America is coming Seus to a school near you.” Organization, editors, books…ahh! sounds kind of scary and COOL! Take care and Write on!

      • Check this: (The number in the bracket is the page number, based on a 110 page screenplay. The concept works the same for a novel).

  7. Ambitious Words Says:

    Understand something so much deeper here.. people tend to get so irritated with you so quickly… true, unwavering, unconditional love is shown in animals such as dogs that will cuddle up to you when you’re not well and will always accept all the love you give them, even if it is just a pat on the head or a smile through a cough.

  8. Mama Cormier Says:

    My canine companion may not complain when I cough but she sure is grumpy if I touch her with my feet. Thank you for liking my ‘selfie’ challenge.

    • lol Mine were glad enough to get onto the bed that I didn’t get any growls. Once upon a time when there were only little dogs in the house, the eldest would growl, but he would find the sheets rising beneath him,propelling through the air… Hubby didn’t take kindly to such growls in HIS bed. lol

  9. Feline companions are also wonderful!! Sylvester and Weezer are my guardian kitties every night. They don’t mind my insomnia either.

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