Shawn L. Bird

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poem- Ulterior Motives continued November 3, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:14 am
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They cluster about

like vampires,

smiling sycophants,

their eyes glowing

with delight,

basking in your presence.

Their good intentions

would suck you dry,

if you gave them half

a chance.

.

You smile,

all charm and pleasantries,

while internally, you mock

their saccharin sweetness

and puerile pandering.

You accept their homage,

nod nobly

and never let it seep

into your psyche.

 

 

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poem- 3 powers October 19, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:30 am
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Three powers

of the ancient bards:

to rouse the listener to joyful laughter,

to desolate the listener to sorrowful tears,

to comfort the listener to peaceful sleep.

Three powers

of the harper.

Three powers

of the wordsmith.

Three powers

I seek.

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