Shawn L. Bird

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poem- gone July 25, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 5:50 pm
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My scheduled time to sit vigil by your bed

was one o’clock this afternoon.

I was there, but you were gone.

.

RIP, Daddy.

 

or not December 14, 2011

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:51 am
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Come.

They said.

The end is near.

Maybe not.

I said.

He’s tougher than he looks.

Not this time.

They said.

Come.

Hurry.

So we sat holding our breath

when his stopped.

Waiting.

But morning came.

And the next.

And the next.

He’s tougher than he looks.

Told you so.

 

vigil December 11, 2011

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:12 am
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We’re waiting

counting the space between breaths

that stretch the silence

before the next crackling,

static filled gasp

of a soul tuning toward

eternity.

 

 
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