I believe there is much truth this piece.
With Love,

Shawn L. Bird

Here we are

embracing our passion for words

learning from craftsmen

risking ourselves on the page

and handing the paper for critique.

Here we are

together for celebration of what we are

who we are


powerless to resist the compulsion

powerful enough to create worlds.

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About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and the beauty of kindness and nature.
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3 Responses to poem-embracing

  1. JanBeek says:

    Yes, I believe there is much truth to this take on our “risking ourselves on the page.” I’m trying to write a memoir – telling about “Lessons I am learning from my family.” I am discovering that I am not the only one who writes with the fear of offending and the desire to be honest while avoiding vulnerability… it’s a tightrope!

    • russtowne says:

      It is indeed, made more so by the risk of offending someone in writing in a litigious society. I’ve seen posts about such matters that were downright scary.


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