Shawn L. Bird

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

poem-bereft August 8, 2017

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 5:03 pm
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Two days

Twice bereft

Two losses

barely found.

Possibility snatched away

leaves me

longing.

 

Advertisements
 

poem- Misty’s shoes June 3, 2017

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:11 pm
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Misty’s shoes

attended graduation,

tramping up and down the stairs,

standing at the podium as

name after name was read

each biography

each list of scholarships.

Dancing  for young people,

leaping off into the unknown.

Misty’s shoes were there,

celebrating a roomful of potential

that Misty will never know.

.

.

.

A few years ago on eBay I purchased a pair of stunning black and white spectator pumps (Listen Up Harlow by John Fluevog).  While corresponding with the seller, I was told that they were her deceased sister’s shoes.  Misty had passed away from cystic fibrosis.  I was touched by the story, and wrote a character named after her into the novel I was writing at the time.  Misty loved shoes and dancing and her passions fueled her story line in Grace Awakening Myth.   (GA Myth is still in editing and revisions. Not sure that sub-plot will make the cut, actually).  Thinking about Misty while wearing her shoes at my school’s grad this week, I remembered young people I knew who passed away far too young.

 

poem- possible impossible November 7, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:56 am
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Possibly,

I’m

impossible.

This posterity

of probability

poses immortality

prompts immorality

indulges the impossible

creates possibility

from infinity.

Assures

I’m possible.

 

 

poem- best laid plans September 2, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:12 am
Tags: , , , , , ,

Anticipation building.

Preparations made.

At the back of the mind

Really?

Surely there will come disappointment

instead of you?

 

poem-journey February 24, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:47 am
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

There is anticipation

in the preparation

equal to arriving

at the destination.

 

poem-dance March 29, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:08 am
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

The music echoes through her bones

throbbing heart beat,

quivering quavers,

filling feet with rhythm.

Eyes scanning for possibilities,

Whose arms will encircle her?

Will he be the one to enfold her,

entwine their bodies,

make her sway

under his percussion?

She watches and wonders,

Shall she dance?

.

.

.

(Inspired by Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez tonight)

 

star dust March 11, 2012

Filed under: Commentary,Pondering,Reading — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:13 am
Tags: , , , , ,

“The secret has been within you since the day you were born.  We are all children of the stars–everything is.”

Martin and Carranza in The Gaudi Key

Where did I read that this is literally true?  Our nature as “carbon based life forms” shows that genetically we are full of star dust.  Crazy, isn’t it?  What secret is within us when we emerge bloody from the womb, open to the infinite possibility that is life itself?  What secret waits to tell us our purpose or destiny?  What is yours?

 

 
%d bloggers like this: