Shawn L. Bird

Original poetry, commentary, and fiction. All copyrights reserved.

poem-the wave September 16, 2017

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 8:22 pm
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I’m waffle making

and suddenly

the loss of you

is palpable.

Did I ever make you waffles?

Still, your absence at this moment

overwhelms me,

and I fill the emptiness

with tears.

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poem-Wednesday September 13, 2017

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:30 am
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I woke to my alarm’s

jaunty greeting, lay lulled, wondering where you were,

until I found the sense of you, pressed against my shoulder blades.

I lay, enjoying the warm weight of you,

until the alarm started up again.

It meant it this time.

So, regretfully,

I pulled away from you,

buried my face in your warm belly,

said farewell as you stretched and smiled up at me.

Wednesday will be a long day apart,

but I will return,

and you’ll be waiting,

eagerly.

.

.

.

(a little homage to my canine companion!)

 

 

poem-trying September 10, 2017

That light in your eye

gives me hope.  The glint of

possibility twinkles there.

I am excited by the symphony

you’re embracing as you

attempt novelty.

 

poem-thinking of you September 3, 2017

Filed under: Friendship,Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:23 pm
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Today, I’m thinking of you,

new friend, met for a weekend,

those intense moments of stretching

ourselves into expectation,

birthing pains.

I find your words here,

between the pages,

and hear the anguish of your loss.

I remember our late night conversation,

the smile you fought for as you shared.

I’m thinking of you,

and wishing you lightness,

today.

 

quote- beginning August 27, 2017

Filed under: Poetry,Quotations — Shawn L. Bird @ 4:15 pm
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“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.”
― Louis L’AmourLonely on the Mountain

 

poem-mercy August 23, 2017

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 2:55 pm
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Mercy!

arm twisting brother menacing.

Mercy!

sexually charged boyfriend pressuring.

Mercy!

power hungry supervisor pushing.

Mercy!

posturing presidents endangering.

Mercy!

infuriated people demanding.

 

 

poem-feeding birds (again) August 20, 2017

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 7:48 pm
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The chickadees are spreading the word,

New restaurant in the neighbourhood!

Oh, such gossip and chatter in the trees,

when I’ve filled the feeder with sunflower seeds!