Shawn L. Bird

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poem- belated gifts December 13, 2014

Filed under: Friendship,Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:34 pm
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I heard you sent it

and it makes me smile

to know my mail box

will receive a gift

from the past.

When it arrives

I will float back in time,

swim in memories for a while,

then break the surface

to be thankful

for now.


20 Responses to “poem- belated gifts”

  1. georgiakevin Says:

    Your poem (as always) is a great read. It brought back a ton of memories for me.

  2. Nicole Says:

    simple yet beautiful, love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Gifts from the heart are timeless.

  4. Rajagopal Says:

    Sweet little poem Shawn, almost lyrical….wish I had the capability to set it to music….best wishes..Raj .

  5. cmd1122 Says:

    This poem brought a smile to my face. It captures a set of emotions that we experience so rarely nowadays with instant emails and text messages (and little snail mail…).
    And thanks for following my blog! I am also a BC resident (although I am currently living in Peru), did a Rotary Youth Exchange and while I am not a certified teacher yet, I am planning on obtaining my certification soon.
    It seems like you have mixed a lot of great elements into your current lifestyle, cheers!

    • Well, Ciera, it appears we are kindred spirits! My daughter was also a Rotary Youth Exchange student, and as a result, did a double degree in French and Spanish which is leading to her becoming a French Immersion teacher. She’ll be certified to teach next September! (I find it quite astonishing, since plainly I was only on exchange myself a couple of years ago!) ๐Ÿ˜‰ Time flies.

      All the best on your training. It’s a hard road, becoming a teacher, particularly in the current BC climate. I wouldn’t have encouraged my daughter if she wasn’t doing French Immersion. It’s the only area where there is a demand. It’s discouraging for so many young teachers!

      • cmd1122 Says:

        Thanks, Shawn! Kindred spirits indeed (and like you, I am also an amateur/pro musician, a violinist). ๐Ÿ™‚

        Good for your daughter for pursuing the French Immersion BEd. I have to choose two of Social Studies, French and/or Spanish as my ‘teachables’, and while I love Spanish more than French, I know that French is more likely to get me a job. I never did French Immersion, I only ever had 3 hours of French a week in high school, but I love the language and did a university exchange in France. (Clearly, the Rotary exchange implanted a travel bug in me).

        Time will tell…just applying for the BEd program and having my courses be deemed as acceptable pre-req’s is proving to be a difficult, time consuming process. (Sigh…)

        I am glad to have connected with you ๐Ÿ˜€ Best wishes!

      • All the best. So much depends on who is retiring at which moment and whether you walk through the door at the precise moment you need to!

  6. uniqusatya Says:

    Lovely indeed…i recollect that most of my precious gifts are belated ๐Ÿ˜‰

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