Shawn L. Bird

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poem- censored September 15, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 5:56 pm
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You do not believe in censorship

you say

and yet you sit there and complain that

I accept work with curses.  Work that is

about process, about drafting, about stretching.

I do not censor youthful voices

that may want to shout,

to try new language, new words.

We learn about audience and persona

and your child is allowed to stretch her wings

to try on new faces and expressions with me.

She is allowed to find her voice in my class room,

even if her voice

is louder than you like.

 

poem-censored October 7, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:36 pm
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My daughter

prefaces every story with,

“You can’t put this

on your blog.”

Sigh.

 

 
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