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! The Poem That Got Away - Poem by Michael Shepherd

I started a poem with a serious intent…
but who would ever guess the mess, and where that poem went?
I’d barely writ a line so fine, when the poem turned to me,
looked me in the eye and ear, and laughed demonic-lee,

pranced around me, singing, boo! you can’t catch me!
ain’t no rules nor grammar for the boldheart and the free!
race you round the chocabloc, poetic chairbound fatty!
you’re just like every pompous poet, thinking always that he

can control a poem with a life that’s its own!
tries to rhyme each couplet up, as if lines were circus clones…
tries to measure poems by some rules about their feet, or
wants to match my singing lines to some archaic meter…

’cause I’m a poem!
I’ve got my own life!
I want to dance around the streets,
I want to join a band!
I’ve got so much to tell you,
I want to lift your heart…
I want to make you weepy too,
If that’s the way I feel..
I want to talk to children,
or to live in fantasy;
I want to feel much bolder
than this sillybilly world,
quick and slick and fancy-free;
and sail past time and space;
or wonder what it could be like
before the world began…
I want to shuffle words around,
like books upon a shelf;
I want to be all bold and free –
I want to be – myself!

So boo to all your metered rhymes,
you faded, jaded poet…
poems are the masters now…
it’s much more fun,
it’s just begun…and
it’s time for you to know it! …


Comments about ! The Poem That Got Away by Michael Shepherd

  • Rookie - 412 Points Ernestine Northover (12/15/2007 3:24:00 PM)

    I shall look on poems with a very different light now Michael. I must admit they are very elusive sometimes, and can play you up no end. Frustrating things, but through this poem I think I understand them more. Thanks.
    Loved it.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

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  12. 12. A Glossary Of Poetic Words , M.D Dinesh Nair
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  14. 14. Acrostic Poem , Shahzia Batool
  15. 15. L’invention , Andre Marie de Chenier
  16. 16. Tale Xxi , George Crabbe
  17. 17. Venus’ Revenge…** , saadat tahir
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  19. 19. Slum-Lines , xelam kan
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  21. 21. Fusion , R.K Das
  22. 22. The Drunken Father , Robert Bloomfield
  23. 23. I Am On Diet , Larisa Rzhepishevska
  24. 24. The Garret , Pierre Jean de Beranger
  25. 25. The Candidate , Charles Churchill
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  31. 31. The Wild Jasmine , R.K Das
  32. 32. My Blood, My Poem , Abdul Wahab
  33. 33. From Ink To Inklings , Jonathan ROBIN
  34. 34. Alankar (Decor) -170 , Indira Renganathan
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  36. 36. Without You , Muhammad Shanazar
  37. 37. My Life, As A Poem , Kelly Kurt
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  42. 42. Tender Moments , Sonal Chhaya
  43. 43. Not Just A Poet , Nur'ayn (new reign)
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