Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Comments about Michael Shepherd

  • Virginia Helena Guarddon Virginia Helena Guarddon (2/18/2015 1:49:00 PM)

    Thank you @Michael Shepherd! I appreciate it!

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  • Virginia Helena Guarddon Virginia Helena Guarddon (2/12/2015 12:16:00 PM)

    Great job!

  • Kaylyn Brown Kaylyn Brown (12/18/2012 7:32:00 PM)

    Can anyone tell me a site that i can go to to show others my poems?

  • Dan Reynolds Dan Reynolds (3/7/2012 7:24:00 AM)

    R, I, P, Michael. Your life made a difference.

  • melissa mundy (1/26/2008 9:32:00 AM)

    beautifully worded, graceful, harsh, yet so very soft...

  • Alancia Lebogang Mogorosi (9/8/2007 6:28:00 AM)

    great job, make me love poetry even more

  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (6/22/2007 7:26:00 AM)

    And the more I read the more I love.... t xxxxxxx

  • Mo. (6/21/2007 1:55:00 PM)

    ''Respect''
    Great Job! !

  • Alison Cassidy (9/14/2006 10:03:00 PM)

    Michael Shepherd is the Gandalf of this site, who reads and debates on the forum with wisdom, wit and warmth. He is a master wordsmith with a lifetime of experience. His poetry is interesting and recognizable and often beautiful. He has charm, style and irreverence and an overwhelming spirit of love and acceptance. Michael Shepherd is my hero and I salute him.

  • Scarlett Treat (9/7/2006 7:36:00 PM)

    My nickname for this beloved friend is Grandfather Wisdom, GW for short. Michael is truly a man among men, with a deep technical knowledge of poetry, and with the heart to go along with that wisdom, and a wicked sense of humor.

    Knowledge, heart, humor - what more could a person ask for in a writer? Nothing but a man like Mike! !

Best Poem of Michael Shepherd

! Metaphor

A pretty girl
is like a simile
and vice-a-versa
so I'd say
for like the sunlight it
delights our so prosaic day

and life is better for
a metaphor
when apposite
to what you write

the first I used
that made some sense
came out of childish
innocence

before I read
the word in prose
I thought that what
just goes and goes

was 'dire rear' -
not too bad
as an idea
for a nappy-happy lad?

Read the full of ! Metaphor

0030 Breasts

I’ve only got to say the word…and
I can hear the male murmur murmur right now
mixed with a hurhur hurhur as of naughty boys…
suddenly lips and fingers have their vivid, hungry memories…
while ladies have their own reactions
not unaware of the murmur hurhur and the fact
that some men think they own these, ungifted, as of right…

and some of us, perforce, have memories as intimate,

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