Shawn L. Bird

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poem-one rose February 14, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:47 am
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I remember

the busy university campus

where you bought a single rose for your new wife

to celebrate our first

Valentine’s Day.

And all the years that followed,

when I just got out my silk roses,

arranged them in a vase, and people

presumed they were from you

and that they were real.

I let you get the credit.

We’re cheap in our old age,

and resigned.



9 Responses to “poem-one rose”

  1. chris jensen Says:

    Memories, Mrs. Bird!

    Happy Valentines!

    kiss kiss chris

  2. Happy valentines, Shawn, being together should be what counts. All the shared memories of your life together filling your days with joy and laughter

  3. May all your Valentine’s Days together be blessed and comfortable.

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