Christopher Shepheard

Rookie (22nd August 1949 / Kingston-upon-Sea, Sussex, England)

Christopher Shepheard Poems

1. The Clock 11/29/2009
2. Sightless 11/29/2009
3. Looking Upwards 11/29/2009
4. The Old Refrain 11/29/2009
5. Hoodlum Years 11/29/2009
6. Dream In Exile 11/29/2009
7. Reticence 11/29/2009
8. From The Anglo Saxon 11/29/2009
9. Rejecting The Icon 11/29/2009
10. For Dick Bonnema’s Retirement 11/29/2009
11. Inquisitor 11/29/2009
12. Grandmother 11/29/2009
13. Paperchase 11/29/2009
14. Fall 11/29/2009
15. Epitaph 11/29/2009
16. The Camping Ground 11/29/2009
17. Chess Players 11/29/2009
18. Disposable 11/29/2009
19. Gossips 11/29/2009
20. Victrix 11/29/2009
21. Doorways 11/29/2009
22. Television Commercials 11/29/2009
23. Love Song 12/6/2009
24. The Alchemist 12/6/2009
25. Christmas Carol 12/7/2009
26. The End Of Days 11/29/2009
27. A Dream 11/29/2009
28. Christmas Past 11/29/2009
29. Compliment 11/29/2009
30. The Tower Of Babel 11/29/2009
31. Patience 11/29/2009

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Best Poem of Christopher Shepheard

The End Of Days

I did not fear my birth
Into this fluttering breath
Where decimal places of measured time
Resolve their way to death.

I linger in my consequence’s tree,
Watching the days detach, drift down, dissolve
Into the primal soup of history
Where egg became zygote — me.

Those days now surround me like a pyre
Wherein my time has perished. From the glow,
Their airy ashes touch me, soft as snow,
Greying my Lenten cheeks with vanished fire.

(2008)

Read the full of The End Of Days

Looking Upwards

To sensibilities, mean-tuned,
Ambition is all about gratification —
Horizontal gratification —
Pushing your card in the money slot,
Purchasing, coughing up consumption,
Bargain trawling, trolley crawling.

Take, take, take, take —
The death and death of endless spend,

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