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.

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Love No More

She searched for her breath on the hardwood floor
As the letter on the coffee table
Blew goodbye kisses like daggers to her dreams.

Outside a mockingbird sang wedding bells
But all she heard was Taps in an off-key C sharp
Enough to cut her heart to shreds of
Vows unspoken,
Love unsung.

She finally found her breath in the
Shallow pool of tears spilled over
Four pages of courtesy
Two pages of hesitance
One page of resign
To confession,
No mention
Of repentance or regret.

Gently she picked up the pieces to her shattered dreams
Placing them in a kerchief of silky sorrow
As she softly whispered vows unasked for,
Sweetly sang a love no more.

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