Monthly Archives: November 2013

We’ve Come a Long Way – A Rondeau

We’ve come a long way from depression days, Meandering history like a maze, Standing then, on cold days, for bread in queues. Nowadays and despite the nightly news, We should be thankful in so many ways. Black Tuesday of Twenty-Nine, … Continue reading

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Lightning

“If more politicians knew poetry, and more poets knew politics, I am convinced the world would be a little better place in which to live.” – John F. Kennedy, 1956 His words echoed today in Dallas by author and historian David McCullough … Continue reading

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I Know Not the Solitude of Mind

That a thought can attempt To run the mile and reach The finish line. No thought Can compete nor complete, As another, stifling thought Is trailing, yelling, shouting That something is near, some One is coming – it is not … Continue reading

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Full Fugue

Moon, full, I stare As clouds cascade By without care. Above me they hover Moon piercing through, Futile, their cover. Sheet after sheet At an alarming rate, Your glow, I wish to eat. Our gaze fixed, We move together As … Continue reading

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Rorschach Test

We came this way, Splitting trees like hairs, Warping beauty for selves, Our character tested, Lacking in emotion. Copyright © 2013 Shainbird. All rights reserved. NaNoWriMo Day 15: 1487

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The First Fire

Like spirits joining the stars, Chimney smoke rises white Against the cold, dark sky, Inside, flames lick the log, “Taste like chicken,” I hear Them say, hissing, flapping, Spirits trapped in the gold Blaze take shape and verse, Like cloud … Continue reading

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Reading the Leaves

Half full, reflecting, Saturated waters Darkening, selfless Trees succumbing, Dregs of existence. Copyright © 2013 Shainbird. All rights reserved. NaNoWriMo Day 10: 1258

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