Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

! Saint Valentine On Tough Love - Poem by Michael Shepherd

When those you most love
die
that's the time to speak in praise of love
(said Saint Valentine) .

When those you have most loved
up and go, without a word,
that's the time to speak in praise of love
(said Saint Valentine) .

When those you would most love
want nothing to do with you,
that's the time to speak in praise of love
(said Saint Valentine) .

When you feel that all you need right now
is a little love, to change your life,
that's the time to speak in praise of love
(said Saint Valentine) .

When you feel cheated by love
because it's never come your way,
that's the time to speak in praise of love
(said Saint Valentine) .

Trust me. It's not easy to become a saint;
said Saint Valentine.

XXX.St.V.


Comments about ! Saint Valentine On Tough Love by Michael Shepherd

  • Rookie Tara very irritated with PH injustice (2/9/2007 10:23:00 AM)

    M, this is beautiful (sort of) , heart-speaking, sensible, realistic. thank you for pointing it out to me. t x (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Rich Hanson (1/31/2005 6:07:00 PM)

    Original and witty. I enjoyed it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (1/31/2005 7:26:00 AM)

    Left some love in yours too...great site, but instructions less than clear on members' messages, for cybernerds... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (1/31/2005 6:05:00 AM)

    I left some wisdom in your INBOX, do you ever check it?
    Herbert (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (1/31/2005 4:44:00 AM)

    Come off it Herb - maybe you suffer from too much wisdom? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (1/31/2005 4:21:00 AM)

    Someday, when I least expect it, wisdom will come to me, too.
    Reading your stuff makes me notice a certain lack thereof...
    Herbert (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 31, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 31, 2009


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