Shawn L. Bird

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poem-year November 30, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 5:34 pm
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Another year older

Another year wiser?

Another year employed.

Another year, analyser

Advise ‘er to be bolder.



poem- musing May 23, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:16 am
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Is it better

to write one poem

each day

for 365 days,

or to spend

365 days


one poem?


school over haikus June 28, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 3:20 pm
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Heart tight bound again
with futile cords. Door echoes.
Yearly denouement

A plant can not thrive
uprooted every few months.
I am still root-less

How can teachers bloom?
Hopeful blossoms fight
‘gainst futility.


June haiku June 15, 2012

Filed under: Poetry,Teaching — Shawn L. Bird @ 3:59 pm
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Another school year’s

panic and desperation

as exams approach…


new year invocation December 31, 2011

Filed under: Rotary invocations — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:59 am
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A new year is a time for new beginnings, as well as a time to reflect on the past.  It is a chance for us to celebrate our successes, and plan to have a wonderful year.  As a new year dawns, let us consider how we can use the next 365 days to make a difference on the planet.  Let us be thankful for what we have achieved, and mindful of our responsibility to continue the good works.  Our commitment to service can make the world a better place.

Free use within Rotary.  Please credit Shawn Bird, Rotary Club of Salmon Arm (Shuswap), and record in the comment space below where and when you used the invocation.

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