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.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Harvest Day is Coming

God bless the broken hearted,
The weary fighters,
The grieving mothers,
The silenced children,
The helpless protectors,
The faceless masses,
A voiceless people.

Long have your hands toiled the land without a harvest,
Long have your tears dried up against a violent wind,
Your voices echo forlornly in the shadows,
Your faces haunt the visions of the blind.

Harvest day is coming.
Put your plow to the earth
And whisper another prayer
For rain.


  1. Absolutely beautiful. .. and even though not recent, is just what i needed today. Miss you

    1. Michelle?? I've been looking everywhere for you! How do I get in touch??