Shawn L. Bird

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poem- traditions December 24, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:55 pm
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Far from home,

surrounded by brown desert,

in a hotel room, alone,

a podcast plays the annual

Christmas Eve story

and the holiday arrives

despite the lack of snow,

gifts,

cookies,

tree,

or children.

.

.

.

CBC plays this beautiful Forsyth short story every year, and I always have a little tear over it.  The late Alan Maitland was a wonderful reader.  http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-the-shepherd-edition-2016-1.3907204

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poem- addresses November 21, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:37 pm
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Cards

letters

Envelopes

Christmas stickers

Festive tradition

The only one left

now there’s no tree

no lights,

no dinner,

no presents.

Just the thing

that matters most:

warm hearts across the miles.