Shawn L. Bird

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poem-running November 26, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 2:39 pm
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“I’m just running away,” you say.

Just.

Running.

Sometimes

Escape is a good idea.

If a tyrannosaurus is after you

or a smaller villain of equal viciousness, for example.

(You know what they say about sticks and stones).

Run today,

But keep your eyes open for future alternatives.

There’s a lot of meat in a tyrannosaurus;

harvesting offers its challenges,

but I have faith in you.

 

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poem- ram or roll? November 8, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:26 pm
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Two identical

blazing logs

are ramming together

shooting sparks

with every shot,

neither aware

that they will set the

whole forest on fire

if they do not

stop ramming

and begin rolling

toward the cool waters

of understanding.

 

poem-wishes September 11, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 2:01 am
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In the middle of everything

wishes whispering,

It is war.

Winning

is relative.

Whispering wishes,

Everything in the middle.

 

 

 

Remembrance Day song- Green Fields of France November 10, 2013

Filed under: Poetry,video — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:12 pm
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Eric Bogle wrote my two favourite Remembrance Day songs.  I always weep while I play or sing sing them.  Beautiful and poignant pieces that explore huge themes.  While we acknowledge the sacrifices of those who went away to war, we must also recognize the need to better ways to deal with conflict.  When dealing with bullies, it’d be nice if discussion would bring about resolution, but so often, they only understand a  big stick.  It is the worst thing about humanity.  The fact that people are willing to deal with those bullies, for whatever motivation, is still sadly necessary.  So, here is Eric Bogle’s “Green Fields of France.”

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