Shawn L. Bird

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poem-change in the wind February 10, 2020

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:05 am
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Each day I arrive here

Look around

and notice it feels less like home.

Remember laughter,

feel their dreaming,

it’s all still here,

but where are my desires leading?

Could this all be coming to a close?

Are talent, skills, and luck

coalescing into

something new?

 

poem- yellow May 15, 2017

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 2:35 pm
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The green gold glistens

in the spring light

waving languidly in the breeze

as if to greet friends

seen from a great distance.

 

poem-solemn April 15, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 5:57 pm
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Oh, how I miss your solemn eyes

Dark brown pools of devotion

and doggy wisdom.

Oh, when I stare into the

bright black buttons

of a puppy’s giddy newness,

I know how soon

he will have ancient wisdom,

and leave us, too.

 

 

 

poem- another chance April 10, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:12 pm
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It’s new again.

Baby love.

Cuteness overload.

I miss old, familiar love,

but this sweet face is balm

to a broken heart.

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Miniature poodle Mrang Such Outlandish Style (Kiltti) 13 weeks old.

Miniature poodle Mrang Such Outlandish Style (Kiltti) 13 weeks old.

 

Poem- GRATITUDE April 9, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:30 am
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It is lonely

Seeing ghosts of wagging tails

Dancing feet and twinkling eyes.

To remember joy made physical

Only because of my existence.

It is lonely

To catch the movements

From the corners of my eyes

Of furry bodies no longer present.

Grief is a hard, hard, hard burden.

But you,

Are lighter without the responsibility

Lighter with the freedom

Lighter  from the consequences.

Lighter with the isolation

That is not loneliness to you.

But oh,

It is to me,

And my heavy heart struggles

With this burden of grief.

Knowing you.  Knowing me.

Knowing the sacrifice you make

To bring some relief from grief,

To bring me a piece of joy again,

Wagging on the tip

of a tiny tail.

 

2016/04/08

 

poem-bouquet March 3, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 6:24 pm
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Bright blooms

suggest spring:

carefree days,

novelty,

Bright blooms

celebrate spring:

gratitude,

optimism.

Summer soon.

 

poem-seeds January 1, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:40 pm
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We are planted

with potentiality;

white blanketed rest bids us wait

until spring gives us the urge to rise

to skies and find our fate.

 

 

poem-circle December 29, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 3:42 pm
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The year is circling.

The light returns again.

Minute by minute

it’s a new dawn.

Loss is behind us

What’s coming is new,

so welcome beginnings

and good things for you.

 

 

poem- next September 7, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 4:44 pm
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The next adventure

awaits the sunrise.

Have faith it’ll be better

than you surmise.

 

poem- new August 8, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:14 pm
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Your touch

peels off the layers

and leaves me new.

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(This is a sunburn poem, but don’t tell anyone. It sounds so much more romantic if you don’t know!)

 

 
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