Shawn L. Bird

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

poem-unrecognizable January 24, 2017

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 3:06 pm
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You don’t even look like

the person I used to know, any more

I don’t know what’s happened.

Did you get taller somehow?



We don’t do that

when we’re this age.


poem-promise September 29, 2015

Those childish promises

made with fervent belief

prove the power of intention:

Fealty sworn with hooked pinkies

in confident conviction.


poem-flames February 7, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 3:52 pm
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She’s caught between the flames

of inferno and ice

Accusations of blame,

of who’s not playing nice.

She’s caught between the fury

of defeat and aggression,

For neither is sorry

and all leads to depression.

She’s caught between love

crushed between hate

a magician’s dove

that is stuffed then must wait.

She’s caught between threads

stuffed up their sleeves

’til she’s dangling her head

beneath the nearest trees.



poem- silent November 13, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 3:42 pm
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You sit


staring  at your lap.

Your face

reflects sorrows

you will not describe.


is your

only safe



poem-listening October 12, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 8:37 pm
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Last night,

screeching tires,

spinning in the intersection

racing engines roaring up

and down our hill

Luckily no catastrophe

except the community




(an irony- post 1-666 about local hellions!)


poem-smells like teen spirit June 6, 2014

Filed under: Poetry,Teaching — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:34 am
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In response to my comment

she gives me a look

like I am covered with manure

and am suggesting she join me

wallowing in a pig pen.

Nose flared, forehead creased,

like she has scented

something foul, she raises a brow

and turns away with a scowl,

still here in body, but not in spirit,

while her friends chatter and giggle

pleasantly with me.


video- wonderful start to Christmas November 24, 2013

Filed under: fun,video — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:26 pm
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This is absolutely delightful.  Florence Baptist Temple in Burlington, Kentucky, USA sure put on a great show for their Singing Christmas Tree! These young men are quite awesome.  In honour of the beginning of the Christmas season: Enjoy!



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