Shawn L. Bird

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poem-virtous August 12, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:48 am
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Men waiting outside the fabric store

young men

old men

Sitting in cars, humming to the radio

Standing with a cigarette watching traffic go by

Sitting, eyes glazed.

Leaning, napping.

These are the patient men,

the blesséd men,

who wait while colours are contemplated

drape is determined

possibilities are dreamed.

These are the rewarded later men,

who chauffeur home happy wives,

smile vacantly, and say

“Yes, dear.”

thankful their wives know nothing

about the cost of tools.

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27 Responses to “poem-virtous”

  1. chris jensen Says:

    You’ve forgotten, these are the men, which dreams are made from!

    Beautiful piece Mrs. Bird,

    hugs chris

  2. icarusarose Says:

    I love the dbl ententre of that last line!

  3. Lorien Says:

    I LOVE the surprise finish. And I do know what tools cost. So I don’t feel bad for spending some $ on fabric. A girl’s gotta have her stash…

  4. The thing is, women know full well, the cost of tools.

  5. All I can say is… so sweet. I love it so much. Made me think of my dad and want to give him a hug.

  6. dornahainds Says:

    Returned, with a favor to ask. From one writer to another, from one human being to another human being, would you consider lending your words and thoughts to a project that has the participation of many other here from WordPress?

    We have 140 contributions to date, and I am trying again to rope in
    as many contributors to the Poets for Peace challenge
    (in place until this the end of August). The many voices in response
    to this have been fantastic, and I’d love you to add yours (again,
    if applicable) if you can. Feel free to use an existing piece of
    writing or a new one asking for peace and/or about the troubled
    times in which we live.

    If you are interested, please leave your poem in the comments
    section of Neha’s blog and it will be added.
    https://forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com/2016/07/16/calling-all-poetscreative-minds-to-a-grand-collaboration-poets-for-peace/comment-page-5/#comment-19287

    Thank you –
    Your voice matters.

    ‘We are so grateful to be part of this community where poets and
    creative minds from around the world stand together uniting for PEACE!
    This collaboration is open till August 31st and we hope to see more of
    you join in!’
    – Neha

  7. Sanford Rey Says:

    No they’re not


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