Michael Shepherd

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0108 Today I Read A Poem

just now, today
and for a moment, thus
forever,
the heaviness of devil-darkened thought,
death in some disguise yet to be called out,
threatened grey ruin to the day
which is not mine
as that same devil, named, will not be mine -

so pushed aside my dinner plate
and read a poem

and rejoined the world of now
of sunshine, families, all
the heart loves
and mind turns grey

and into devil's grey, and death and life
stepped gratitude.

Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 18, 2005
Poem Edited: Thursday, July 13, 2006

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  • Ghada Shahbender (6/19/2005 8:03:00 AM)

    For me it was your 'The Father'. Thank you Michael. GS

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  • Michael Shepherd (6/18/2005 7:19:00 AM)

    ... and credit where credit's due - it was Linda Pastan writing about her grandchild...

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