Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Michael Shepherd Poems

1561. Be My Space-Time Einstein Valentine 2/15/2005
1562. ! Anna - The Story Of A Love 3/25/2005
1563. 0228 Streetwise 3/11/2005
1564. Excuses, Excuses... 2/4/2005
1565. ! Three Persons And A Dog And Loyalty 10/30/2005
1566. ! Where Sexy Meets Demure In A Place Called Trim 7/25/2007
1567. ! In The Spirit Of Rumi - 23 4/26/2007
1568. Unicorn 1 7/25/2005
1569. ! The Poems I Love 5/10/2007
1570. 0376 Self-Search 4/10/2005
1571. Fundamental Reggae 3/15/2005
1572. ! ! Machiavelli's Advice To Princes 3/9/2005
1573. ! 'Poetry Means...Uh...' 3/2/2005
1574. 0377 Should Be, But 5/6/2005
1575. ! To A Great Lady 6/4/2005
1576. 0018 Man Raking Leaves (Re Jim Morrison Lyric) 5/8/2005
1577. Diamonds Are From Forever 1/30/2006
1578. 0208 If Poets Had A Tail To Wag 2/3/2005
1579. ! Monty Python Does Poetry Criticism 2/17/2007
1580. ! What We See As... 3/18/2007
1581. ! No Comment 3/12/2005
1582. 0131 A Sufi-Ish Reflection 2/11/2006
1583. ! The Lovebirds 2/4/2005
1584. Apollo Is Alive And Well And Living In Suburbia... 8/19/2007
1585. ! The Stone And I 7/18/2007
1586. ! 'Tude Lyric 1/30/2007
1587. ! The Ultimate Teenage Love Poem 10/12/2004
1588. ! I Have A Fear - I May Be Wrong. 5/9/2005
1589. ! ! After Poetry-Reading (With Apologies To Robert Frost) 3/19/2009
1590. ! What The ****? ! 4/15/2005
1591. 0046 Jewel Of Blood 2/2/2005
1592. ! Mind My Heart 1/28/2005
1593. 0179 My Parents 1/16/2006
1594. 0127 A Poem About Gertrude Stein 8/28/2005
1595. ! Backward Boys 3/20/2005
1596. ! Pooh Bear Learns About Enjambment 10/5/2005
1597. ! ! Two Birds On The Same Tree 7/20/2008
1598. ! ' Sorry, But What You Write Isn'T Poetry...' 5/10/2007
1599. A Philosopher's Love Poem 12/28/2005
1600. ! Smile Enlargement! Free ****ing Offer! 12/19/2007

Comments about Michael Shepherd

  • Lare Austin (2/4/2005 2:22:00 PM)

    Hi Michael...I just read 'She Of The Happy Sky'....I very much enjoyed this read...very well done...very good story telling...


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  • Michael Shepherd (1/28/2005 6:48:00 AM)

    thanks guys for all the kind words. It's so good to know one's poetry is read, right?

    point of this comment - I feel strongly that we should praise each others' work - when we get the urge - by saying how much we enjoy it. Not how 'good' it is.
    'good', 'excellent' etc read like teachers' reports and can seem slightly, er, patronising, generalised. etc.?

  • Lare Austin (1/22/2005 12:06:00 PM)

    Hi Michael...I just read your poem, 'The Day'. Yes...life does continue to go on, despite our occasional personal flat tires....(I said that right...didn't I?) ...

    Lare Austin

  • Lare Austin (12/29/2004 1:10:00 PM)

    Hi Michael...your piece, 'Just A Moment', says it all about those kind of days. You have a very gifted way with words. I look forward to an upcoming book from you.

    Your Friend in Poetry...

    Lare Joseph Austin

  • Darrell Rohling (12/26/2004 5:23:00 PM)

    Just read your 'Fingertip to Fingertip' poem, very nice. I thoroughly resonated with it's world-wide affirmation of connection...it is indeed a real thing, a miracle of our mdern age. Where would we be today if this form was available to Shakespear? Finally, this poem reminded me of mine entitled Face to Faith, if you recall that from your earlier gracious reading of my stuff...



  • David Keig (10/17/2004 7:51:00 PM)


    my thanks for your encouraging words about my poetry.....i only started writing this year after a 30+ year break since schooldays

    enjoying yr poetry too and good luck with the book of yr work that is to be published


  • Cj Heck Cj Heck (9/23/2004 3:55:00 PM)

    Hello Michael,
    I know I've been 'quiet', as you said in your warm note. I wish I could say it was a creative 'quiet', but it's a disgusted 'quiet'. This website is really beginning to bug me and I'm thinking of finding a new 'home' for my poetry. The pop-ups are incredibly annoying, the fact that you don't really have a place to post proper notes to people is annoying, and this latest problem with losing everything posted since June is the straw that broke the proverbial camel's back... if you would like to talk, my email is cjheck@barkingspiderspoetry.com.
    Take care, my poet friend.
    Warmest regards,

Best Poem of Michael Shepherd

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...'...

On the other hand -
Do you have any better advice?

Read the full of Love Love Love

Jewish Haiku

Four thousand years of Hebrew
and still no word for 'tact'.
So who needs it?

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