Shawn L. Bird

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poem-daggers July 30, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 5:31 am
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If you think

the new guy

loves you for you

perhaps it’s just that

he hasn’t noticed yet,

who you really are?

Have you sliced him yet

with those word daggers,

eviscerating his affections,

hacking out his heart,

and bleeding out

years of devotion?

Have you belittled him

in front of family,

friends, and children,

torn him into pieces,

crushed his spirit,

and pushed him to despair?

Not yet?

We’ll give it time.


he’ll know you

for the daggers

in your smile.





“Where we are, There’s daggers in men’s smiles: the near in blood, The nearer bloody.”

MacBeth  II.iii.


51 Responses to “poem-daggers”

  1. schn00dles Says:

    Whoa! Getting dark.

  2. alfredsalmanac Says:

    How fantastic. A lesson for the young 😉

  3. Karen Fay Says:

    Having been married for nearly 26 years, I can say I’ve done all of the above. Thanks for sharing this.

  4. davidprosser Says:

    Have you got someone in mind here Shawn or is this any woman with PMT? Whoever it is, no blind dates with me please.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  5. Hmmm…sounds like the elder sister to a poem born weeks before! 🙂

    Loved it…people with those sorts of tongues…I call them Firetongues

  6. Melody J Haislip Says:

    Sounds as though Someone is in for a nasty surprise!

  7. redgladiola Says:

    Wow. Vindictive. That’s what scary about having someone you love become someone you hate — they can hurt you in the worse ways and the reverse happens too.

  8. howardat58 Says:

    Very, very naughty. I love it.

  9. This was true oil to rusty joints! Thanks for the inspire. Peace.

  10. RoSy Says:

    Sadly – a perfect description of someone I know…

  11. timthepoet Says:

    I hope all women aren’t like that. It’s a bit of a worry I’m married to one.

  12. Ohhhh, I’m glad I only date men! *runs away a-scared of you* lololol

    That was an awesome poem by the way – and I say that with honesty, not out of fear hahahaha.

    ❤ Kimberly

    • lol Thanks Kimberly
      I’m not the danger.

      • You know I love ya … you’re one of the first people I began reading when I got here just a minute ago. 🙂 I’ve stumbled upon MANY huge talents on the site … HUGE – and I enjoy them all, but so far, and to be fair to other people, I’m sure this number will eventually grow, there are only a handful of people that I read regularly that I’m truly in awe of – blown away by – each having their own writing style and you my friend Blue Hair (hehe) were one of the first and to date, still bring me to my knees with your talent.

      • Well aren’t you sweet!

        Thank you for the compliment!

      • You’re welcome – it’s genuine. 🙂

  13. Hmm.. . that’s brutal. I hope she’s an imaginary acquaintance.

  14. Ashish kumar Says:

    awesome poem… this part of the poem or better to say the beginning is very true…
    ” If you think

    the new guy

    loves you for you

    perhaps it’s just that

    he hasn’t noticed yet,

    who you really are? ”

    your posts are pleasure to read as always… 🙂

  15. pavanneh Says:

    Interesting take on relationships.

  16. Whoa!!! Ouch!! That’ll leave a mark. Definitely not sugarcoated. Somebody got read the riot act. I do the same thing. When something, somebody or a situation really bugs me I act it in poetry. Gets my point across without me getting into any hot water.

  17. Hudi Says:

    Cool. Shivers, but cool dark shivers. Peace.

  18. Lisa Says:

    Reblogged this on Underground Energy and commented:
    Holy freaking… wow! I had to reblog this…

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