Shawn L. Bird

Original poetry, commentary, and fiction. All copyrights reserved.

poem-unrecognizable January 24, 2017

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 3:06 pm
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You don’t even look like

the person I used to know, any more

I don’t know what’s happened.

Did you get taller somehow?

Ah

No.

We don’t do that

when we’re this age.

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poem- blocked communication April 13, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:41 am
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Dear Grandma,

No one

wants to know

about the state

of your

bowels.

Please save

your colourful tales

of abdominal distress

for your medical advisors.

Elimination is

NEVER

appropriate

dinner table

conversation.

.

.

.

(You’d think this was common sense, wouldn’t you?)

 

poem-arrows April 21, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 4:57 pm
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Sometimes I get the feeling

our words are arrows

passing each other,

feathers steering a fine point

that misses its mark.

You declare a bulls eye,

but your arrow’s embedded in your neighbour’s target.

My arrow twitches in the straw

waiting for another chance.

A quiver full of words

I hope each aims true,

but sometimes the flight path

looks quite different to you

 

poem-bone bling March 30, 2015

Filed under: Poetry,Teaching — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:51 pm
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“So what happened exactly?”

the students asked,

and I told them about the fall,

casts, surgery, plate, and screws.

“Ha!” one laughed, “That’s perfect for you!”

“Why?” I asked

“Because now

even your skeleton

has bling!”

.

.

True story.

I love my students.

🙂

 

poem-contact October 23, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 4:35 pm
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Communication is so easy

Facebook, Twitter, text, phone

a million ways to message instantly:

No excuses for

your silence.

.

.

(I could also have entitled this, “Call Your Mother!”)  😉

 

 
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