Shawn L. Bird

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poem-identity October 23, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:39 pm
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Daughter, wife, mother, student, teacher

each role I embrace in the search for myself

poet, writer, dancer, seamstress, preacher

constrained by expectations, trying to excel,

battling responsibilities, expanding my reach.


I’m tired of being caught in this box!

I need to be free of these responsibilities;

I need to find me.

I don’t fit in this box, in this space or this place,

where I have been a chrysalis.


I    a  m    o  u  t  s  t  r  e  t  c  h  e  d,

gossamer wings unfolding from this abyss of my history,

from what they said I had to be–

what I thought I had to be–

I am embracing destiny;

accepting all the facets of my identity,

I have discovered



13 Responses to “poem-identity”

  1. Natrodisiac Says:

    This feels like me. 🙂

  2. thefeatheredsleep Says:

    Seamstress of words

  3. Melody J Haislip Says:

    And once again the Phoenix rises – each time more beautiful than the time before. You go, girl! You should always be the star of your own movie!

  4. Set the boxes aside, and…just be.

  5. EricWK Says:

    Thank you for visiting & following my blog.
    I hope you will continue to enjoy my posts.
    ~ Eric

  6. P Moorman Says:

    And what a beautiful discovery it is!

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