Shawn L. Bird

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poem-hush September 8, 2014

The house is silent

except for the screaming

in my head.


28 Responses to “poem-hush”

  1. viktoryarch Says:


  2. Fluency Says:

    Simple but amazing, great work!

  3. amoafowaa Says:

    Those screamings must be given alphabetical lives before they quieten. The life of the writer!

    • lol

      It helps for some types of internal screaming, that’s for sure! When I am particularly aggravated with someone or a situation, it is not uncommon for it to be woven into the work in progress.

      • amoafowaa Says:

        Too bad, I release those through poetry, works in progress is shelved until the peace to continue surfaces.

      • I conjecture that characters called Fassbender and Clark will meet gruesomely prolonged ends in an upcoming work, and it will be a delightful catharsis. I’m thinking impalement and disembowelment at present, skinning might be good, too. It’s really a shame that I don’t write (or read) horror at a time like this.

  4. Dai Verse Says:

    I normally drown the screaming out with a generous slug of a good single malt. Either that or scream-out louder.

  5. mfitz Says:


  6. Michael Fink Says:

    I know the feeling, and I thoroughly enjoyed this. Thank you.

  7. frankregan17 Says:

    Stark and beautiful. Great poem Shawn

  8. Those voices are the Nine Greek Muses. Noisy Ladies aren’t they. Mine scream and holler morning, noon and especially at night. I keep journals with me at all times in hopes of quieting down those Golden Girls!! LOL!! 🙂 😉

    • I know those ladies personally. Urania is always looking distant and Polyhymnia echoes. Thalia is funny, Melpomene is depressing, and Euterpe can’t keep still. Calliope is constantly feeding me suggestions! (and that’s as many as I can remember off the top of my head!) lol You know big families, sometimes you forget all the siblings. Several of them are characters in Grace books, and their mom Mnemosyne, too! 🙂

  9. Stephy83 Says:


  10. I feel that way sometimes too. Right now, as a matter of fact.

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