Shawn L. Bird

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poem- perspectives December 5, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:47 am
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“Isn’t it interesting,” the old lady mused,

“How people can have such different pictures of someone.”

Not really.

Especially when one always looks through a petty and critical lens,

and the other is open to receive love and kindness.

You see what you look for,

after all.


16 Responses to “poem- perspectives”

  1. Wisdom in seven lines.

  2. Melody J Haislip Says:

    So very true.

  3. plexius Says:


  4. Lorien Says:

    Bam! Speak the word, sister! I’m teaching on generosity this week in my yoga classes–generosity as a practice, as a tool for enhancing one’s life in general, deepening one’s relationships, feeling a greater sense of purpose, boosting one’s health, lengthening one’s life span…naturally generosity has been on my radar. Your poem reminded me of how generous it is to receive graciously–such openness to love and kindness is a gift to the giver. And when you are giving of your heart and your act of giving is tangibly, noticeably helpful for the other person, it plucks you out of petty self-absorption and helps you to see a much bigger picture of interconnectedness. Keep channeling the wisdom, mama–such a joy to read!

  5. Indeed, we do see what we look for.

  6. Exactly,the lens defines the viewer.

  7. Well put, Shawn. Thanks and best wishes to you.

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