Shawn L. Bird

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poem- delusion April 29, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 3:04 pm
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You are deluded.

People are

laughing at you behind your back?

No.  They’re not.

You Interpret casual, general remarks about the state of the universe

as personal attacks.

You are like my fear aggressive dog,

seeing people in the distance

growling from afar, shaking and snapping.

But they’re…!

No.  They’re not.

You need a Gentle leader

to pull your mouth closed

bite back those lies

calm your hysteria.

You’re snapping and panting at air.

 

poem-between the lines March 16, 2015

Honey,

quit hunting between the lines

for secret messages!

The pondering that ravages your mind

is funny.

Sometimes a like is just a like,

it’s not a matter of spite

a declaration of might,

suggestion you’re right,

it’s just a like.

‘Nice words.  I heard them.’

‘Well phrased.  This stays with me.’

‘You posted.  Yay!’

Quit running with the attitude

that everything’s about you.

Relax.  Let live.  Don’t stress.

I don’t care if you’re wearing pants or dress.

If you look like Hans but feel like Sue.

I’m not gunning after you!

Do what you want to do.

But don’t read between my lines

and imagine that in my rhymes

I’m referring to you.

(Though this one time,

it’s true,

I do).

.

.

(Sometimes I get weird email.  I should just ignore it, but sometimes it’s inspiring.  What can I say?)

 

poem-paranoia October 28, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:56 am
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A cut black silhouette

oozing around corners

hovering at windows.

I feel your gaze drilling

between my shoulder blades.

You vanish when I turn

but I glimpse your intent.

Your presence smothers

sparks of happiness.

Wariness wears tears

in the fabric of my composure,

devouring me in shadows.

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Written during the Reach Out Psychosis assembly at my school.

 

 
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