Shawn L. Bird

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poem-year November 30, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 5:34 pm
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Another year older

Another year wiser?

Another year employed.

Another year, analyser

Advise ‘er to be bolder.



poem-with alacrity May 30, 2015

(for DG)  🙂

In whatever capacity

you deal with animousity,

develop a good strategy

to sort out dreaded calumny,

then avoid falling into laxity

and resolve it with alacrity!



Another poem dedicated (with tongue in cheek) to Outlander author, Diana Gabaldon.  The phrase ‘with alacrity’ appears frequently in Outlander, and whenever it does I shout enthusiastically “WITH ALACRITY!” and chuckle.  (Alacrity means haste, FYI).  It’s silly, but it is not much different than throwing boxes of KD at a Barenaked Ladies concert or toast during Rocky Horror Picture Show. (Neither of which I’ve done, unfortunately, so I have to settle with shouting to a book.  Kind of sad, really.)  😉


poem- hollows July 20, 2014

I wait

in the hollow place

for you

You happily celebrate

the concavities

but appreciate

the complexities

of the convexities.

In hollow places

grace erases traces

of solemnity and

embraces totality,


I wait

for you.



poem- angel April 29, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 2:42 pm
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She stepped from

behind the mystery

enveloped our

complicated history

Buried us in

the depths of her mercy

unravelled the strings

of our worry,

spun us in from

exile at the periphery,

and celebrated our

joyful new liberty.




poem- pondering holiness October 16, 2013

Sanctum sanctorum

Holy of holies

Peeled from decorum

Whipping up follies

Shredded and tore them

Fighting for soul ease

Making good for him

Striving to fill peace

Sanctum sanctorum

Wholly ’til holy.



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