Shawn L. Bird

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poem- destiny November 7, 2018

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:03 pm
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They say our traumas get encoded in our DNA,

and travel through the generations,

How much of our destiny

is granddad’s addiction, or

grandma’s depression?

Daddy’s tortured in the war,

the screams of his dreams

choke his children’s children,

how is this so?

We see reverberations

of nature, but seek solace in nurture.

Can education and positive choices

eradicate the history?

Wash clean old wounds?

Slowly nurture the nature of the DNA

to create a new playbook?

It may.






poem- circles June 7, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:34 am
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Spinning circles


daughter mother



son father



Apples falling

from apple trees


Same old punches

Same old stories

Same old shouts

Same old glories



  mothers, daughters


fathers,  sons


No one steps out of the centrifuge

Spinning in



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