Michael Shepherd

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0163 Gratitude - Poem by Michael Shepherd

It's a curious time of year -
one day warm and sunny, mild,
the next cold and rainy;
one night frosty, the next night mild;

a pointed reminder that we're about to be
overwhelmed by an abundance of beauty
which we call summer, and which -
can we pretend we've earned?

a little hesitancy on Nature's part,
a little touch of hope deferred
does wonders for the grateful heart.

Comments about 0163 Gratitude by Michael Shepherd

  • (4/17/2005 4:59:00 AM)

    I read this alot, thankyou Michael. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/16/2005 6:54:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem.Liked the ending.Thank you. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/16/2005 6:52:00 AM)


    This is lovely. I have read it three times now. It just flows so well and all fits together perfectly. I think you are very clever and always enjoy your work.

    Lind regards

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 16, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, July 14, 2006

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