Shawn L. Bird

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poem-ungated January 30, 2018

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 5:03 pm
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This way is ungated.

No barrier.

Crawl along hedgerows

wade through wheat fields.

The cows don’t care to cross the cattle guard.

Continue along the way,

eventually, I’ll come to you.

This poem is ungated,




poem- small October 11, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:27 am
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You were so very small

pulling your limbs inside yourself

wearing a vacant scowl,

trying to turn yourself inside out

to avoid notice,

when we were all there

for you.

So much trauma to hide from.

so many layers of armour.

Will we ever see you drop the ballast

so you can fly?



Probably a few too many metaphors here, but the sentiments hold true.  May have to work on this one a bit more.


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