Shawn L. Bird

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poem-ginger snap January 17, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 4:40 am
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The fiery flame of your hair

declares you.

You flash with fury and

unleash lashes of your tongue.

Light catches

in the disapproving flips

of your flickering locks,

We witness your scorching glare.

Viewed from a distance,

a bonfire is a beautiful thing

and I occasionally enjoy ginger snaps

while watching the fire.

.

.

Ah, it’s a stereotype, I know, but sometimes folks walk right into their cliché and live there.

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21 Responses to “poem-ginger snap”

  1. cheryl622014 Says:

    Even if – like my daughter – she does not have ginger hair!!!

  2. Reminded me of Plath’s “Out of the ash/ I rise with my red hair/And I eat men like air”

  3. The flames occasionally leap outward. I take it you are being aware.

  4. James Dudley Says:

    Your words roll of my tongue like the waters of a mountain stream; refreshing!

  5. kiwiskan Says:

    you’re talking about my granddaughter as well… 🙂

  6. bidu05 Says:

    Its beautiful! I absolutely adore your works. 🙂 x

  7. smithaw50 Says:

    Light catches
    in the disapproving flips
    of your flickering locks,
    We witness your scorching glare.
    Viewed from a distance,
    a bonfire is a beautiful thing

    So, so good…

  8. As a ginger, I resemble that… 🙂 but, not really.

  9. I’m red in the head but not ginger. Mine is a darker hue thanks to L’Oreal Feria!!

    The Ginger Man
    11 E 36th St
    New York, NY 10016

    (212) 532-3740
    gingerman-ny.com

    http://www.gingerman-ny.com/


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