Shawn L. Bird

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poem-wording December 8, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:01 am
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She was told,

“You are a poet.”

She wrote,

“If only words could make it true.”

I laughed,

because of course,

only words


make it true.

Is there any other way

to make a poet?


24 Responses to “poem-wording”

  1. augustmacgregor Says:

    Yes, words do make it true!

  2. narble Says:

    Yep. A simple truth. When young people ask me how to become a writer the answer I give is simple: write.

  3. Love this one! Works for authors too!

  4. yeoldefoole Says:

    I Love this!!!

  5. You might possibly be well on your way of making another O’henry……! Funny poem with a very DOH! twist!

  6. It would be hard to make it happen with hieroglyphics, or pictograms. 😛

  7. The definition of a self-fulfilling prophecy, no?…

  8. A.M. Says:

    This post made me chuckle. Of course. Only words. 🙂

    P.S. I know your reply above wasn’t for me, but “The Arrival” is one of my absolute favourites. I hope to teach it in class one day. 🙂

  9. Gurpreet Says:

    i guess my best poems are the unwritten ones ! I just don’t have words for them 🙂

  10. cowgirlsmile63 Says:

    This sums up everything. Writers know the power of words. I love it.

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