Shawn L. Bird

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poem-blood and stone May 10, 2017

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:47 am
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They say

you can’t get blood from a stone,

but there you are

grinding

and bleeding from the effort.

There you are

releasing your hard heart

and weeping change.

Oh sure,

 

it hurts to be stoned

It’ll kill you, if the impact

hits the right place,

but a bloody stone

is only a reminder

of your strength.

Stones were once mountains

Worn by time and pressure

your mountain has become a stone,

and from your tight grip

drips

blood.

 

poem-vampire August 25, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 8:19 pm
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I hadn’t noticed before, but you’re a vampire.

You charm people, but when they get close to you

you suck the life out of them.

A succubus eating through relationships,

and now you’re clinging to that child

as a tool to make that old man stay

while you drain him, too.

I’m glad some of them got away.

 

poem- blood February 5, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:22 pm
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She smells the metallic tang

iron

copper

inhales the essence

life

death

dreams the future

rock

paper

scissors

blood.

.

 

marathon haiku April 16, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 3:49 pm
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A perfect steel sphere

lies in a scarlet pool ‘neath

the Finish banner.

 

 
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