Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Michael Shepherd Poems

1681. ! Love And Friendship 4/12/2005
1682. ! Travelling With Robert Frost 2/18/2007
1683. ! 'Great Write...' - Great Reader! 8/17/2006
1684. ! A Spiral Scratched Into An Ancient Irish Gravestone 2/3/2007
1685. ! A Poem For Samuel 1/28/2005
1686. ! Daughter 10/27/2006
1687. ! An Offering Of Bliss To You 2/17/2005
1688. ! A Platonic Reminiscence Of A Great Lady 2/12/2006
1689. ! ! Love's Grammar Book 2/20/2005
1690. ! A Poet 10/8/2006
1691. ! An Angry Poem About Peace 3/16/2005
1692. ! Baby Love, Maybe Love 1/12/2006
1693. ! A Wish 1/29/2005
1694. ! Metaphor 6/7/2005
1695. ! A Grief Ago 3/4/2005
1696. Love Love Love 9/29/2004

Comments about Michael Shepherd

  • Sandra Osborne (3/12/2005 11:42:00 PM)

    from Paul....

    Paul England (3/12/2005 1: 08: 00 AM)
    Yes you think i'm angry no i just smile
    and i live in the real world and to call me sick is
    sad you people talked ill about my dead brother
    and i fight like a mad man you asked for it
    don't sit moaning now and if micheal speaks
    that way about me behind my back then he is
    not the man i thought he was

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  • Christian Eliab Ratnam (3/7/2005 9:35:00 PM)

    The poem ' A grief ago' was a beautiful piece of work. I would want to ponder on it a little more. GREAT WORK! ! !

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  • kenneth william snow kenneth william snow (3/7/2005 11:38:00 AM)

    Michael,
    I've just been perusing your poetry and I am greatly impressed. I need to set some time aside to properly absorb your witty offerings. I look forward to spending some quality time with your words and your wisdom.

    Kenneth

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  • Michael Tonkin (2/23/2005 4:09:00 AM)

    Michael,
    Thank you for your words of encouragement. Yes, I remember Heath Robinson very well, I think his drawings were made by a genius, if he was not a genius he was very close to it. I have thought along the same lines as you, a series of ropes and pulleys and a kiss on my...................Oh heavenly.

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  • Michael Tonkin (2/20/2005 5:46:00 AM)

    Thank you for your comments Michael, and hilarously serious is about right I think.
    Getting married when I did was such a mistake that all I can do is laugh now, although at the time it seemed, not logical but sort of sensible. Oh heck, it happened and I still can't tell you why. What a farce.

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  • dissatified exmember (2/10/2005 12:51:00 PM)

    Good Morning Michael
    I have just read your poem... a wish/the wish......for the 4th time and still can't get the title right. In my mind that means the poem had such an impact on me that I forgot to read the Title. Something I confess is a bad habit..
    I just LOVE that poem.
    Hugs
    Jan

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  • kenneth william snow kenneth william snow (2/10/2005 10:16:00 AM)

    Michael,

    Thanks for the encouraging words. I am not one to be easily discouraged. Take care!

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  • 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...

    Lare

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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.?

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  • 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

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Best Poem of Michael Shepherd

! Metaphor

A pretty girl
is like a simile
and vice-a-versa
so I'd say
for like the sunlight it
delights our so prosaic day

and life is better for
a metaphor
when apposite
to what you write

the first I used
that made some sense
came out of childish
innocence

before I read
the word in prose
I thought that what
just goes and goes

was 'dire rear' -
not too bad
as an idea
for a nappy-happy lad?

Read the full of ! Metaphor

Ratting On The Ratings

They've been at
my stats!

it's taken them weeks,
the stupid geeks

I've gone from nine or ten
back then

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