Shawn L. Bird

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poem- This Valentine’s heart February 18, 2021

Filed under: poem,Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:30 pm
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Plugged.

Beats stop.

He drops.

Brain dies.

One heart broken

So many hearts grieve.

A Valentine’s Day massacre of our joy.

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RIP Rob

 

poem-one rose February 14, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:47 am
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I remember

the busy university campus

where you bought a single rose for your new wife

to celebrate our first

Valentine’s Day.

And all the years that followed,

when I just got out my silk roses,

arranged them in a vase, and people

presumed they were from you

and that they were real.

I let you get the credit.

We’re cheap in our old age,

and resigned.

 

 

poem-sure February 10, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:28 pm
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What’s Valentine’s Day for?

Sure she’s there

yesterday, today, tomorrow

but don’t forget

love needs fuel:

a compliment

a coffee

a night out

a gift of time

a smile

a kiss.

She needs to know

every day

that you would do it all over again

that she’s your only love,

that she makes you a better man.

What’s Valentine’s Day for?

Sure he’s there

yesterday, today, tomorrow

but don’t forget

love needs fuel:

a compliment

a coffee

a night out

a gift of time

a smile

a kiss.

He needs to know

every day

that you would do it all over again

that he’s your only love,

that he makes you a better woman.

Valentine’s Day is just a day,

but it’s  day to remind you

that you shouldn’t take you lover

for granted.

If you don’t want to buy expensive

flowers and heart shaped boxes

of bad chocolate on February 14th,

pick dandelions and find good chocolate

every day.

 

 
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