Shawn L. Bird

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

Poem- Someone tells you April 29, 2019

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:47 pm
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How do you find

the magical opportunity that transforms you?

How do you find

the courage to release your words

trust your ideas

show your vision.

How do you find

those places, waiting for you?


poem- doublethink December 15, 2017

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:58 am
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A modern Orwellian


you scientist

of faith.

You hold content within your mind



Visible genetics of intersex

counted on chromosomes;

the old testament binary code.

You hold seven days;


Believe in hypotheses, blind studies.

Worship in blind faith.

See God in the Fibbonacci sequence,


crystalline symmetries.

Hermetic hermeneutics:

Paradoxical predicament.




poem- shh December 11, 2017

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:28 am
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That is you.

I know it.

You thought it was a secret,

clung to it,

revelled in the glory of it.

Joy to the world.


Trust it’s not the only thing.


Oh, baby blues sparkle.

You see the darkness,

and turn your back.

No slackers here.

No secrets sneaking from those cracks.

Oh, I know.

That’s you.



poem- scream August 11, 2017

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:00 pm
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My feet are too big

Those great shoes would look like canoes.

I’m too fat

no one would hire me.

My memory sucks

I could never share my words.

I can’t.

I’m not good enough.

I’m not.


Seize your power!

Seize your words!

Scream them out!

Drown out self-doubt!

You are!

You are!

You ARE!

You are worthy.

You are worth it.

You are the only you.

You are the






to embrace the you

we believe in.

We believe.

We believe

in your voice:



invocation: peace November 9, 2016

Filed under: Poetry,Rotary invocations — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:14 pm
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We have been shattered into pieces

divisive patter has demeaned us

Let’s commit to redeem peace around us.

In this room

In this city,

Let our faith bloom in the gritty places

Among all creeds and races.

Let our Rotary service

shine to all who observe us.



For free use within Rotary.  Please give acknowledge Shawn Bird of Shuswap Rotary as the author when you present the invocation.  Please also leave a message for her in the comments so others know where and when this invocation has been used.


poem- trust me August 1, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:41 pm
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It’s not in the wishes.

It’s in the moments.

The reality.

The day to day.

It’s in consistency.

Trust me.


poem-danger February 29, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 8:19 am
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It walks

behind you.

It coils

between your thoughts.

It surges


But you have power

to protect yourself.





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