Shawn L. Bird

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poem-identity October 23, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:39 pm
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Daughter, wife, mother, student, teacher

each role I embrace in the search for myself

poet, writer, dancer, seamstress, preacher

constrained by expectations, trying to excel,

battling responsibilities, expanding my reach.

Stop.

I’m tired of being caught in this box!

I need to be free of these responsibilities;

I need to find me.

I don’t fit in this box, in this space or this place,

where I have been a chrysalis.

Now,

I    a  m    o  u  t  s  t  r  e  t  c  h  e  d,

gossamer wings unfolding from this abyss of my history,

from what they said I had to be–

what I thought I had to be–

I am embracing destiny;

accepting all the facets of my identity,

I have discovered

me.

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Poem- Power I August 30, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 6:40 pm
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The power crept quietly

on a satisfied sigh

on a grin of delight

on a curl of contentment

on a determined advance

on an astonished completion

on undeniable accomplishment,

success of a dream.

 

 

 
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