Michael Shepherd
Marton, Lancashire

Poems

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1.
Love Love Love
Oh it's so easy to say -

'Give what you think you lack -
You feel unloved? Then give love, and love, and love...'...
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2.
! A Grief Ago
'There is no grief
which time does not lessen
or soften' -
so said Cicero, a man so often right;
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3.
! Metaphor
A pretty girl
is like a simile
and vice-a-versa
so I'd say
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4.
! A Wish
I'd like to write - like grown-up poets do:
with similes that span the universe,
that sparkle, crackle, dazzle, woo the mind;
and touch the heart with tender, swoony verse...
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5.
! Baby Love, Maybe Love
so there you are in
your pram or kiddikarria
nicely tucked up,
being talked to in that
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6.
! An Angry Poem About Peace
This is an angry poem.
About those weasel phrases
which blow like paper in the street
going nowhere,
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7.
! Daughter
and some other father at the club
says, has she flown the nest yet?
and it sounds so crude
you don’t want to answer.
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8.
! ! Love's Grammar Book
I love you.

That's it, really.
all there is to say.
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9.
! A Poet
He — or was it she?
was a child who said little
but walked, endlessly, just looking
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10.
! A Platonic Reminiscence Of A Great Lady
Someone mentioned your name yesterday
and I was silent

You loved goodness, you were goodness,
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