Michael Shepherd

(8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

! Anger


Epictetus the stoic philosopher said
that anyone who angers you becomes your master
by disturbing you;

Well, that's me -

full of righteous and unrighteous anger;

on the other hand,
God gets pretty hot in the O.T. -

Are there different rules?
After all, we both know we're right.

And don't ask me what 'religion' I am, OK?
Or I could get really angry...

Submitted: Thursday, September 23, 2004
Edited: Friday, October 05, 2007

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  • Christian Eliab Ratnam (6/13/2005 2:37:00 AM)

    Very true indeed! Again you have statled me with your wit, Michael. Am I right in thinking that these words of wisdom were written when you were trying to cool down from a heated argument. (Just Kidding) :) (Report) Reply

  • Charles Flesfader (2/4/2005 8:37:00 PM)

    Michael

    What a gem,
    Once again! ! !
    I am more keen
    Than have been
    To know how you
    Read my mail b4 I do?

    Charles

    Reading my mail (Report) Reply

  • Anong All (10/1/2004 7:40:00 PM)

    What religion are you? ....(joking) ....Very interesting po'em. And thanks for the priceless comment upon something of mine. A great big smile it did bring upon ones face.
    To a degree one can understand, why one might not want to be asked about religion. Pointless in my opinion. Blood is blood, like love is love.
    With Respect,
    Jodilee (Report) Reply

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