Shawn L. Bird

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poem- travels December 29, 2014

Filed under: Poetry,Writing — Shawn L. Bird @ 7:03 pm
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you are printed,



journeying to a distant place

unfolding before distant eyes

to be judged

and found worthy

or not.

In time,

you may find

a measure of fame

or fortune between

the pages of some book

but for now

you are just

another manuscript

off in the mail.



(Sending off a short story to a local ‘prestigious’ writing contest.  The story was short listed a couple of months ago in a contest worth twice the prize money, so who knows?  These things are so subjective.)


18 Responses to “poem- travels”

  1. davidprosser Says:

    Best of Luck Shawn. Who knows what 2015 will; bring.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

    • Thanks, David.
      It will certainly be busy, between working at school, working on my Masters, sending out assorted manuscripts, writing new projects, and keeping up the blog!

      I hope you have wonderful 2015, full of good health and continued hilarity.

  2. narble Says:

    May your manuscript find a home in 2015. I will have one to send pretty soon. Good fortune to both of us!

    • Good luck to you!
      I was going to write one for this, and then I remembered I had this one on hand. It’s a lesson. If we write all the time, we have these little gems ready when we hear about a contest or submission opportunity. 🙂

  3. You certainly gave it a beautiful send-off. Good luck!

  4. May the journey of this poem be lengthy and extolled.

  5. tpa72 Says:

    Good luck! Happy New Year! 🙂

  6. Dave S. Koster Says:

    Reblogged this on On Writing Dragons and commented:
    I love this one.

  7. K. Aldaya Says:

    Awesome and good luck to you! 🙂

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