Shawn L. Bird

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poem- palms March 29, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 2:49 pm
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A moment of celebration

raise your hands, wave the palms

Palms together, clap your hands,

No palmistry to understand

when they raise you up

they’ll drop you down.

Get ready to sup and pray some.

Silver’s exchanged for a soul

just thirty little pieces.

The whole world pivots around

this moment of celebration,

before the coming devastation.

But after grief,

Relief. and




A little Palm Sunday poem for you.



13 Responses to “poem- palms”

  1. Palm-tastic! (and poem-tastic, too.)

  2. One can’t beat oneself with the palms of one’s hands, as one can with palm fronds.

    • I imagine that’s true!

      I’ve never tried beating myself with palm fronds, though I have some experience with birch branches (that’s a Finnish thing- very aromatic in a sauna).

  3. A glorious sunny Palm Sunday we had here as well:)

  4. Great poem, feel I may need to “borrow” it! 👏👏👏

  5. syl65 Says:

    Waving my palms now..thank you, Shawn 🙂

  6. What a lovely poem about Palm Sunday…so beautiful!

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