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


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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