Shawn L. Bird

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

poem-because January 17, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:14 am
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I’m fond of flowers

bought because

today is worth celebrating;

they are lovely,

and you are captivating.

Unexpected joy does

blossom for hours.

 

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poem-burnt December 22, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:11 pm
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She’s fuchsia

purple

royal blue.

She’s wine,

emerald,

turquoise.

Everyone knows it.

But you gift burnt orange

despite having heard years

of disgusted mutterings

about orange and yellow and olive

from childhood.

Burnt orange.

Burnt.

Orange.

She ponders

Surely there is a message here?

and wonders whether you would be offended

if she dyes your gift

more than she’s offended

by burnt orange.

 

 

 

 

15K FOLLOWERS! LET’S CELEBRATE with a gift for you! October 29, 2015

Filed under: Grace Awakening,Writing — Shawn L. Bird @ 8:34 pm
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In honour of the 15,000th follower on my blog,

Cat Majors

From now until October 30th, 2015- you’re invited to download a copy of

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For $1 you can own 155,000 words of adventure, romance, and myth!

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and it’s yours with my compliments.

FIFTEEN THOUSAND FOLLOWERS!

Yay!!!  😀

I didn’t imagine that when I started this blog 5 years ago!

Thanks Cat, for turning over all the zeroes!

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poem- bigger January 20, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:25 am
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It was to be a small thing

a little something,

a useful token,

a stylish bibelot,

but it is a large thing

engendering greater

gratitude.

 

poem- box of stars December 18, 2014

Filed under: Friendship,Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 5:16 pm
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I open

an innocuous box

to find a starry sky,

music for the spheres,

time travel.

I open

an innocuous box

to find sparkling stars

that make me smile

remembering.

.

.

.

and since the box contained the 25th Anniversary edition of The Interstellar Suite in Surround Sound (among many other lovely things), I should probably include a link to a 25 year old event that inspired a scene in Grace Awakening, shouldn’t I?  (Thanks Arlene for that awesome sparkly sky paper!)

 

poem- gifts January 30, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:32 am
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It’s a moment

a tiny time gift

break for a breath

a rest,

closed eyes.

Empty space

on this snowy day

to fill as you will

or

not.

 

poem-expectations January 3, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 6:25 pm
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“We’re not going to a show,”

he said. “They’re too expensive.”

“Oh,” she said, nodding sagely.  “Right.”

They’d travelled all that way

to a sleepless city of lights.

Shows every night.

Wild crazy sights.

She’d packed for a night out.

“I get it,” she said,

smirking to herself.

She waited for his

inevitable surprise,

as he took her for

long walks in daylight

until her beautifully shod  feet ached.

Then he napped.

She smiled at his

preparation for a late night

and she practiced her

astonished expression.

First night.

Second night.

Last night.

She gaped at him,

heading to an early bed.

Surprise!

There really is

no surprise.

 

 

 
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