Michael Shepherd People Poems

0357 On Not Thinking About People You Thought You Loved

I’d been reading some poems with
– for the first time in my life that I remember –
‘a lump in my throat’; and a pricking in my eyes,
and a sense of the awesome power of that poet

0219 People People

It must be fun - or so I'd like to think -
doing a 'people' job,
if that's what you really like to do;
like being a born bright barman in a not-too-busy bar

! Are Persons People?

and he says
you don’t write poetry to please people, you know
that’s with a comma after people
you write poems to please you

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