Shawn L. Bird

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poem- sad July 18, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:22 am
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Why doesn’t the smile on your lips

show in a twinkle in your eyes?

What false bravado are you bearing

with that expression that tells lies?

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15 Responses to “poem- sad”

  1. georgiakevin Says:

    Your poem is very intriguing!

  2. The epitome of a short, yet very sweet poem.

  3. No twinkle, no life.

  4. Wow, Shawn! I’m taken aback by the purity and honesty of this piece. So simple yet very touching

  5. Ashok Misra Says:

    Sweet challenge! Superb!

  6. howardat58 Says:

    … and the next one ? I received the email, but the post has been omitted.

    • While I’ve been on campus with my mega-course load, I have been writing and pre-loading poems 2 or 3 days in advance. Somehow last night ‘publish’ got hit instead of ‘schedule’ so I had to change the date, which unfortunately, meant a dead link for you. You will see that one on Tuesday, I believe. Sorry, Howard!

  7. Joanne Corey Says:

    This reminded me of when our firstborn was a baby and my husband’s college roommate, Bob, came to visit. Like most babies at that age, our daughter would smile back if you smiled at her. When Bob “fake-smiled” she would not smile back, but she would if there was a real smile, even when he covered his mouth and she could only see his eyes. Babies know when a smile is genuine; sometimes, older people are not so attentive.


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