Shawn L. Bird

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poem- real life take 2 August 31, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:22 pm
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Son returns

from Brazilian dreams

Misses his flights and is stranded in The Big City


Good thing today his sister moved into an apartment 10 mins from the airport, eh?


poem-duck advice April 10, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:40 am
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observe the legato ease of

geese relaxing in their Vs,

or eagles, reaching out their sides

to slice the skies,

even the tiny wren flies

from tree to tree efficiently,

but you,

you flap


like a rattlepated,

frenzied drunk,



poem- danger November 20, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 2:50 pm
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Stepping across the street

you are in danger.

Driving to the grocery store

is more dangerous than

flying across the country.

Why then,

does leaving the bonds of earth

and taking to sky or sea

seem like braving great




I’m not afraid of flying, but I still hold my breath during those take off and landings!  Off to another conference.  This will be my 5th one this calendar year!  I am learning about career education in BC.


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