Shae O'Brien grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and it has bred her to have a love for music, coffee, the ocean, and rain. Her love for writing was planted at a young age, with the encouragement of beautiful family and inspiring teachers, and grew into a passion she cannot go a day without. During the day, Shae is also an English teacher, promoting the art of the written word among the youth of Austin. Her writing has been featured in publications such as Off The Wookie, AIPF Di-verse-city Anthology 2012, and TWENTY: Poems In Memoriam. She recently self-published her first chapbook, "Truths Unspoken", which takes the reader on a poetic journey through the passion, love, heartbreak, and rebirth of a relationship. You may find her on any given night writing or performing her work around Austin, TX.

Please note that all poems and/or parts are the property of Shae O'Brien and should not be shared without giving due credit.

Thank you.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Forever's Past

e.e. cummings wrote poetry about us

mozart gave us his very notes

but every poem has its last verse

every song has its final chord

and our love isn't being written anymore

it's ok
we said forever and tomorrow forever will arrive
and in the morning we can shed our tears
speak empty promises filled with good intentions
but tonight let's fill them with wine
and dance to the music we made
so long ago

do you remember the words?

la dee dee da dee dee da da da da

dance with me now hold my hand hold me up
i'm not ready to take our bow maybe tomorrow
when forever arrives and mozart's last chord is played
e.e. cummings will set his pen down and sigh
that you and i left him no more to say

and the silence of forever's past will fill the room.

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