Shawn L. Bird

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poem- doublethink December 15, 2017

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:58 am
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A modern Orwellian


you scientist

of faith.

You hold content within your mind



Visible genetics of intersex

counted on chromosomes;

the old testament binary code.

You hold seven days;


Believe in hypotheses, blind studies.

Worship in blind faith.

See God in the Fibbonacci sequence,


crystalline symmetries.

Hermetic hermeneutics:

Paradoxical predicament.




poem- sign May 22, 2014

Filed under: Poetry,Teaching — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:26 pm
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Out front the high school

Each morning,

A man stands,

Bearing above his head a

One word pronouncement.

Watching parents leaving

Their children,

Teachers driving in,

He tilts his sign to catch

All eyes.

Morning after morning:


Each day I ponder

His cryptic word.

Is it protest

or encouragement?

Prayer ?

for kids

   to be attentive?

   to do their homework?

   to embrace their learning opportunity?

   to have supportive homes?

Prayer for staff

   to be patient?

   to be available?

   to see what needs to be seen?

   to do what needs to be done?

It’s not such a terrible reminder,

for anyone,

whatever the motivation.


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