Michael Shepherd

(8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

! ! Gertrude Stein met Marilyn Monroe in Tiffany's


a rose is a rose is a rose is a rose
and a dozen roses ring around a posy -
but a rose is not as rosy as a ring -
for diamonds are a man's best bet;

a rose is just a rose but the future could be rosy -
a diamond is a girl's best bait.
a rose is a rose but eventually goes off;
even love can have a nasty end;

but a man who's had his day can always be disposed of...
while diamonds are a lifetime friend...

Submitted: Sunday, February 04, 2007
Edited: Saturday, January 08, 2011

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  • Francesca Johnson (2/4/2007 12:18:00 PM)

    I'd rather have the roses, thank you, Michael. Diamonds hold no attraction for this lady. Cute little poem, great title.

    Love, Fran xxx (Report) Reply

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