Shawn L. Bird

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poem- I was sure December 3, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 3:59 pm
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I am sure

I told them

We are sure

Yes, we are young

We told them.

Yes, it’s been fast,

But the college is small

and we get to know people

quickly.  We’ve seen each other

ten hours a day for months.

We didn’t tell them

about the ice cold walks,

holding mittened hands,

the tears,

the dreams.

We held those to ourselves.

Well, they said,

If you’re sure.

So we said I do

and I do, too

And we leapt off

a precipice





This is the 30th anniversary of the day I met my dear man.  By the summer we were married, and still are



32 Responses to “poem- I was sure”

  1. hudaxabdi Says:

    Happy 30th anniversary! Amazing, so beautiful, a love that deep, where you never stop falling… truly magical.

  2. It seems the landing was soft and smooth.

  3. Congratulations! Happy Anniversary!! Lasting Love.

  4. Blessings to you and “your dear man.” What a loving tribute this is.

  5. syl65 Says:

    Awesome Shawn! Happy Anniversary 🙂 Still holding mittened hands?

  6. PrairieChat Says:

    “Holding Mitten Hands” – Reminds me of pair skating on the old ice rink. Thanks for for sharing your happiness and rekindling my own memories.

  7. narble Says:

    Oh, yeah. My bride and I just celebrated our 40th Thanksgiving together. It’s been a fabulous ride. Some of it rocky, but most of it a smooth slope and a peal of laughter.

  8. kaytheauthor Says:

    lovely poem!

  9. Well done! Congratulations!

  10. Lorien Says:

    OH MY GOD, this is so beautiful I’m going to read it a hundred times. What a wonderful testament to what you share. So beautiful Shawn, so beautiful. And congrats!

  11. davidprosser Says:

    Many Congratulations Shawn, 30 years is quite a record these days.It’s great to see commitment to marriage and love still exist in Spades. xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  12. macjam47 Says:

    I love the poem. Happy Anniversary, belatedly.

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