Shawn L. Bird

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poem- counting down May 9, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:26 am
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Excitement builds as the

numbers decrease

Counting down

to fun.

 

poem- UFOs December 24, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 7:54 am
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The

lampposts

.

.

are

invisible

.

.

in

this mist

.

.

and

so the

.

.

haloed

bulbs,

.

.

floating,

glow:

.

.

UFOs

above

.

.

the

road.

.

.

.

 

Poem-Fire of you July 10, 2011

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:47 am
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This poem was written as a submission to the Burnaby Writers Society Poetry contest.  The theme was fire, and poets were encouraged to interpret the theme.  Still 2 months before winners will be announced.  

September 2011: This one was a contest finalist! Yay!

.

You reached

into the flames

and  plucked an ember

that glowed with

happiness and hope

upon your palm.

.

In the

wavering sphere

of gold and crimson

light, I glimpsed our

future in flickering

depths.

.

But when I reached to take it in my grasp

you clasped

your fist closed,

so the glow

of my hope

spilled

from

your

fingers.

.

“No,” you said.

“It will burn you.”

.

Truth scorched through

the kindness in your eyes, but could not

extinguish my anguish,

even as you wrapped me in your arms

and murmured worthless words of consolation.

.

I didn’t want your wisdom.

I wanted fire.

 

 
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