Shawn L. Bird

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Poem- Once January 14, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:50 pm
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Once upon a time

when someone was laid up

visitors would send cards

friends would deliver flowers

your buddies brought balloons

until the sick room was transformed

into a jolly place, papered in good wishes.


the wishes are all virtual

and the distraction is digital.

If only the pain was, too.


31 Responses to “Poem- Once”

  1. Valid point! Well stated.

  2. SiriusOryon Says:

    Lol! Good one…but be careful what you ask for, because you will get it πŸ˜‰

  3. narble Says:

    Something lost, something gained. Something gained, something lost. Balance.

  4. It’s the only address most of us have, for most of us.

  5. ltflener Says:

    Reblogged this on The Richest Man in Town!.

  6. The Icognito Writer Says:

    Reblogged this on Ink'd Poetry.

  7. Michael56j Says:

    So true. I hope you are recovering well, Shawn.

  8. Bookgirl Says:

    If only the well wishes last past a day. i hear you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I would send real flowers if i could to brighten your day.

  9. Abhishek Anand Says:

    I like how you put daily observations into beautiful poems. Like putting pearls in a string. One by one, elegant.
    So here is another virtual friend sending you virtual ‘take care’ message. Take care, mam. πŸ™‚

  10. yprior1 Says:

    yeah- things have changed – and if you are feeling ill – best wishes to get well soon (virtual wishes) ha!

  11. I’ve recently started sending cards again…I miss getting them, so I’ll send them! So true about pain! A very meaningful poem.

  12. I only got two bouquets when i had a rib removed. But i cannot complain about all the cards i recieved. I suppose that’s the benefit of befriending many older-generation folk, they don’t believe in all-virtual condolences. πŸ™‚ this is wonderful, by the way. Very applicable to current society.

  13. macjam47 Says:

    A very meaningful poem about the way things are today.

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