Shawn L. Bird

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poem- opportunities June 16, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 2:50 pm
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I’ll never know

if I hide below

if I never go

beyond the flow.

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poem- leaps June 3, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:42 am
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Fire raging behind and beside

………………………..A cliff before

………………………Nothing to do

……………………………………..but

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………………………………………………leap.

 

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poem-risky June 2, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:36 am
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Life is risky.

If we dare to try,

we may fail.

If we ride out onto new roads,

we may crash,

If we set sail on new waters,

we may drown,

but

If we hide beneath a rock,

we’re in danger of being crushed.

Moving is better,

than standing still.

 

 

quote- creativity April 21, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 3:47 pm
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With respect to the fashion he loves to capture on New York streets photographer Bill Cunningham said,

“A lot of people have taste, but they don’t have the daring to be creative.”

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How often have I heard this?

I love your shoes,

but I could never wear something like that.

Oh, I love your hair!

I wish I had the guts to do that.

Your outfits are always so great,

how do you come up with these ensembles?

That car is so cute!

I could never do that.

I’ve started about a dozen books,

but I never finish them.

Just do it.  You have the power to decide.

I wonder some days, if I’ve gone over the deep end

into Crazy Old Lady Land

but what the hell.  We live one time.

There are no secrets here.

Every day, make choices that make you feel

sublime.

 

 

poem- opportunity May 16, 2014

Filed under: Poetry,Writing — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:55 am
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You need imagination

to grab opportunities.

You have to be open

to the unfamiliar.

You have to trust that

something new could be great

and that all learning

has worth.

You have to be willing

to be out of your comfort zone

to have faith in yourself

~alone~

that every experience

will enrich you.

You have to accept opportunities

to empower your imagination.

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Risk for writers: “If it doesn’t kill me, it’ll make a great story!”

As teachers we wonder why our students don’t grab at the amazing opportunities that are available to them. I was just pondering this today.

 

 
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