Shawn L. Bird

Original poetry, commentary, and fiction. All copyrights reserved.

poem- out in the rain September 15, 2014


I have patience to tolerate

your negative energy.

I can listen to your whining


without comment.

I can ignore your

ignorance, and gently

try to inform you.

But right now,

my world is a storm

of negativity, raining from

despots, thieves, and liars

who have too much power over my life.

I am holding up a very small umbrella

to hold off the stress.

If you blow that negative air at me,

you will turn my umbrella inside out

and so you’ll excuse me

if I leave you

standing in the rain

by yourself.



31 Responses to “poem- out in the rain”

  1. georgiakevin Says:

    What an out outstanding powerful poem. It is timely and spot on!!

  2. jensenempire2551 Says:

    i have that way with people…..

  3. Melody J Haislip Says:

    Most excellent, poem, Shawn! I love it!

  4. davidprosser Says:

    Keep the umbrella up Shawn. Say safe.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  5. cheryl622014 Says:

    There are times when it has to be done. Inside out or used as a boat helps no one.

  6. magicpoet01 Says:

    Well expressed! Will put something on my blog today that was how I felt once in a similar mind space…

  7. SiriusOryon Says:

    Girl! I love it when this mood of ‘honest realism’ comes over you and you pen it—it births perfection every time!!!!

  8. Sherry Bibb Says:

    I needed to read a poem like this – and I’m not even in a teacher’s strike, but it still applies. Hope your situation is equitably resolved soon and peace (and school) is restored.

  9. Lorien Says:

    Powerful words and imagery. Awesome work, Warrior Teacher Knitting Goddess!

  10. redgladiola Says:

    I understand this too well. I’ve walked away from people who have done the same to me for my own safety and happiness and tried not to hold a grudge when they also walked away for their own sakes. =)

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