Marilyn Shepperson

Rookie (4th September 1949 / Hounslow. Middx)

Marilyn Shepperson Poems

161. Twelve Little Daffodils 10/12/2006
162. Starlings 10/3/2006
163. Two Inquisitive People 9/27/2006
164. The Dragons' Christmas 9/14/2006
165. A Walk Of Trees 9/25/2006
166. A Nightmare? 9/20/2006
167. Aber Falls 9/14/2006
168. There's No Such Thing As Ghosts? 9/14/2006
169. You Passed The Time 8/3/2006
170. Childhood Is Past 8/7/2006
171. The Apothecary's Shop 10/2/2006
172. A Masquerade 10/10/2006
173. A Tile 1/12/2007
174. A Log Fire 1/17/2007
175. I Had A Dream 10/20/2006
176. The Spirit 8/1/2006
177. A Horse Chesnut Tree 9/22/2006
178. It Could Only Happen In Cornwall 10/27/2006
179. The Sword 2/23/2007
180. A Moonlit Night 8/9/2006
181. Autumn Evening 9/2/2006
182. Poetry 10/2/2006
183. Just Another Storm Poem 8/21/2006
184. Being Helpful 9/11/2006
185. Power 10/12/2006
186. Contemplating Suicide 5/26/2009
187. Late Evening In The Village 9/20/2006
188. Killing Fields 9/29/2006

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Killing Fields

The fighting is over, the battle is won
Overhead the crows are gathering
The dead lay like a grisly carpet
Those not dead groan or cry and pray softly
Worst of all is the heart rending whimpering
Of men knowing they are about to die and are afraid
The victors celebrate in the great hall
With drink and food in plenty
Raising glasses to the glorious dead
What's glorious about it?
The losers, in chains, sit bemused
Trying to work out where they went wrong
Exhausted horses in the stables
Stand with heads hanging low
To tired to eat, barely able to ...

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February

Azure sky, streaked with cloud
Catkins and buds on every bough
Early flowers amass the fields
In a rainbows hue of colour
Is it really only February
With all this April weather
And yet the sun shines brightly
The grass is as green as in May
And even the wind, though northerly

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