Shawn L. Bird

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poem- Sibling Rivalry October 29, 2020

Filed under: poem,Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:14 am
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The air was crisp
The sky was damp
My brother hissed
Under the lamp
 
The sky was damp
My sister screamed
Under the lamp
Its powerful beams
 
My sister screamed
The monster’s eyes
Its powerful beams
Her soul it fries
 
The monster’s eyes
The horror grows
Her soul it fries
Its hot breath blows
 
The horror grows
More monsters lurk
Its hot breath blows
My brother smirks
 
More monsters lurk
My brother hissed
My brother smirks
The air was crisp

This was a demo pantoum written with my class today when they were introduced to the form. It took an unexpected turn! 🙂

If you scroll to the bottom, WordPress will probably link to a couple of other pantoums written with my classes in previous years. They are entertaining.

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A Hallowe’en story October 30, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 7:58 pm
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Time for the annual re-blog of my Hallowe’en poem… 😉 Have fun!

Shawn L. Bird

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This is the time of year

They say the veil is thin.

The other side is closer

So fears well from within.

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Harold was out driving

Along a country lane

The fog was rolling thickly

The moon was on the wane

A crash rang through the forest

As a tree fell on the road

Harold’s heart was pounding

He looked for an abode

There off in the distance

He saw a flickering light

He headed off toward it

While pushing down his fright

This is the time of year

They say the veil is thin

The other side is closer

So fear wells from within

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The walk went on forever

Though it hadn’t seemed that far

Was the light moving also?

Soon he lost sight of his car.

A crunching noise behind him

Made him jump in fear

A huffling breath was panting

The thing was very…

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one vampire November 1, 2011

Filed under: Pondering — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:03 pm
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How odd.  This year we had the fewest Hallowe’en visitors ever.  One little vampire rang our door bell and called “trick or treat!”

Each year it’s been dwindling.  Usually we get a few teens, but none this year.  What does this mean?  Is going out for Hallowe’en fading?

What about where you live?

 

Spooky poem October 31, 2011

Filed under: Commentary — Shawn L. Bird @ 8:30 pm
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An oldie- but a goodie!

A Hallowe’en poem for you! To be read in a very spooky voice….

 

 
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