Michael Shepherd

(8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

! 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?

Submitted: Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Edited: Friday, October 05, 2007

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  • Michael Shepherd (6/7/2005 10:36:00 AM)

    oh yes, for our US readers -
    'for a pampered lad'...

    (did you know it is the most common international word?) (Report) Reply

  • Poetry Hound (6/7/2005 8:52:00 AM)

    I think I like this poem, Michael. I definitely like the first part. Then I got a little lost, but I liked the imagery and flow anyway. (Report) Reply

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