Shawn L. Bird

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poem- That was all December 21, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:43 am
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When she reached

and found

That was all

there was.

When she stretched

and discovered

That was all

she was

When she trusted

and loved

That was all

you were

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27 Responses to “poem- That was all”

  1. akosirima Says:

    I do not know how others interpreted this but I would say heartbreak in three sentences tops. Oh wow I cannot believe you can do this so nice. I would have sent one to my ex boyfriend. Super nice poem. Made me think of how others hurt me but don’t get me wrong. I believe when something made me reminisce then that thing is really something to think about and ponder πŸ™‚

  2. Dale Says:

    I really really like the metre of this piece; it feels like the languid motion of a conductor’s baton, each quatrain ending with softness and the simplicity and power of the verb “to be.”

  3. saved101 Says:

    Still trying to understand but love the meaning i think it has πŸ˜‰

  4. howardat58 Says:

    My apologies, but this brought to mind the famous economist, John Maynard Keynes, quote “In the long term we’ll all be dead”.

  5. This is great. A real thinking poem.

  6. After that, there suddenly was more.

  7. Rajagopal Says:

    Hope and expectation reconciling with ground reality and, hopefully, mutual acceptance…very well woven into three quatrains…

  8. syl65 Says:

    I love the rhythm and the pattern, I wasn’t trying to dive in too deep, only enjoy your words. Thanks Shawn πŸ™‚

  9. Caro Says:

    You so beautifully know how to capture the reader with few words.. Caro


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