Shawn L. Bird

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poem-hubris June 3, 2021

Filed under: poem,Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:46 pm
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We know

what’s best

Make the right decisions

Know the right culture

Have the right religion

Use the right words

No one else is as good as we are

It’s all black and white

Except for all that grey,

and all those other



poem-lecture August 7, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:25 pm
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It wouldn’t do for you

to behave that way;

we have expectations

requiring regurgitation of

regulations.  Speak as told

don’t be bold, just hold this reeking

treatise of broken society for me

and do what you are told to do.


That hat June 3, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 2:57 pm
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That indelicate,

audacious hat

is either affectation

or jaunty celebration.

No one wears hats

as giddy as that

without expection

of societal reprobation.

Folks bristle at

such frivolous hats,

set in bold flirtation

against societal fixation.

It’s true.  But THAT

astonishing, stupedous hat,

deserves an ovation,

from the entire nation.


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