Shawn L. Bird

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

poem- Dear Teen Idol April 12, 2021

Filed under: poem,Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:47 am
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I have the membership card

the poster for my wall

I have sworn eternal devotion

gaze longingly and all.

Please write to say you’re listening

to the troubles that I share

Please give me some advice!

Please tell me that you’re there.

Please say you really care!



Thanks for you letter!

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.Official NaPoWriMo prompt for April 11- letter poetry (aka epistolary poem)






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poem- love letters March 23, 2017

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:22 am
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They’re talking love letters

and I hold my tongue

but not my lips.

The tilting corners betray me.

The envelopes with your distinctive hand writing

my name like a caress

glued down like a kiss,

all our hopes and dreams scribbled onto foolscap

by a fool to a fool

giddy from hormones.

And now love letters

are notes on the counter:

“Turn on the crockpot at noon”

“Running errands. Back around 3.”

Messages that mean you still

love me.



poem- addresses November 21, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:37 pm
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Christmas stickers

Festive tradition

The only one left

now there’s no tree

no lights,

no dinner,

no presents.

Just the thing

that matters most:

warm hearts across the miles.


poem- joy in an email November 3, 2013

Filed under: Poetry,Writing — Shawn L. Bird @ 3:43 pm
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Your words are joy

Not just the message in them

but the fact you composed them

for me.

I am grateful

that you are in my world,

that you take time to write

for me.


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