Shawn L. Bird

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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.



use it September 20, 2011

Filed under: Rotary invocations — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:48 am
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Nazarene preacher W. T. Purkiser said,

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”

So let us be thankful for our meal, our lives, our friends and our many blessings, and then let us use each to fuel positive change around us.


(c) Shawn Bird 2011  Free use within Rotary.  Please credit Shawn when you share this in your club. Please also leave a comment to document your club  and when you intend to use it, for your members’ information.  With thanks


Traditional Invocation October 18, 2010

Filed under: Rotary invocations — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:32 am

It’s doggerel, but it works…


For peace in a world where many know war

For health in a world where many are sore

For wealth in a world where many are poor

For friends in a world where friends are the core

These are precious gifts that we are thankful for.


© Shawn Bird 2010.  Free use within Rotary.


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