Shawn L. Bird

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poem-stretch February 18, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:56 am
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This joint needs stretching.

Lean into the pain,

just a little push.

Hold there,

on the edge of the agony.

Relax back.

Lean again; push


a little


Stretch the joint;

flexibility is necessary,

when you may need to run,




17 Responses to “poem-stretch”

  1. How very appropriate! I’ve been home for two days with back & knee pain. Doctor wrapped both my knees with Ace Bandages and gave me two pain pills. I look like a Black Bride of Frankenstein combined with the Mummy. I also purchased some Arnicare Cream for my sore joints. Hopefully soon the Joints will be Jumping once again! LOL!!

  2. narble Says:

    Ah, rehab. Fun stuff.

  3. kneal1 Says:

    love your work , and this sound like yoga to me…wonderful

  4. Cheryl-Lynn Says:

    Take care of yourself, kiddo!!

  5. Wonderful marvellous but I’ve come to expect that from you now Shawn, love your blog.

  6. Wow, really great poem! I had a knee problem and every day I would stretch in spite of the pain, it got better but I often felt I was ‘on the edge of the agony.’ as you put it. Brilliant 😀

  7. Whoo, sharp. “When you may need to run.” Don’t know if you meant it that way, but certainly seemed to carry a darker meaning. Neat!

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