Shawn L. Bird

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poem-face May 25, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:14 am
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You wear

every trauma

in the lines of your face,

in your scarred cheek,

and absent teeth.

You wear

each bad decision

in your jaundiced sclera

in the milky irises.

You wear

laughter in the crinkles

around your eyes,

and dignity

in your smile.



29 Responses to “poem-face”

  1. Rajiv Says:

    I like the way you go from lines of your face, to crinkles. Different forms of lines and folds. The imagery of jaundiced sclera is powerful…

  2. Hadel Says:

    Reblogged this on Hadel.

  3. y. prior Says:

    very cool—- and so true – so true

  4. We can look at older family members and see exactly what you mean. It’a good one (smile).

  5. This gorgeous!

  6. words4jp Says:

    Beautiful. You have described an ‘experienced’ face – beautifully.

  7. slpsharon Says:

    Reblogged this on Slpsharon’s Weblog and commented:
    Well written.

  8. slpsharon Says:

    Well written. Reblogged on slpsharon’s Pad.

  9. specialistneeds Says:

    Love this! Keep up the good work 😀

  10. Lemuel Says:

    love this.

  11. sheketechad Says:

    Excellent use of conjuring a visual with word craft!

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