Shawn L. Bird

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poem- hidden October 18, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 3:37 pm
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In the hidden folds

a tiny desire rests,

A covert longing,


You sense it’s there

a tiny, unseen lump,

caught in the fibres

of your life.

You ignore it,

though you feel it



You keep it secret.

Until finally

you must pick at it,

stretch threads apart,

catch a corner,

then pulling,

and pulling,

and pulling,

like a silk scarf

from a magician’s wand,




until the room is filled

with the vivid kaleidoscope of colour

the  billowing

reality of your unspoken dreams

coming true.




24 Responses to “poem- hidden”

  1. mihrank Says:

    wonderful poems!!

  2. howardat58 Says:

    I love this one. The drama unfolds in a superb crescendo.

  3. Annette Rochelle Aben Says:

    this brought tears to my eyes as this is how I have been feeling of late

  4. jimrsbjorklund Says:

    Like a pebble in the shoe but with power to undress ones mature self since it wasnt took for real and in the wonderful text you wrote it took arena very beautyful but im not sure about that. Anyhow, we still travels, everything is still in flux and we can still be fools for a kiss:). Nice poem!

  5. Prophetic poem. I’m in the process of unraveling my Gordian Knot now. Amazing Insight!!

  6. Yes! For so many reasons.

  7. Niki Says:

    I adore this. I love the descriptive visuals and the unraveling of the reality in our minds was so relatable. ❤ Niki

  8. Julia Putzke Says:

    Exactly how I’ve been feeling lately ☺️

  9. I honestly love this poem!

  10. Heartafire Says:

    fabulous metaphor…genius!

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