Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

0284 A Poet To His Critic, Ok? - Poem by Michael Shepherd

Look, everyone from birth to death, yeah? is
tryin' to express somethin', right? , that
goes beyond
what they've expressed before, OK? so
what we need isn't a ton of crit-shit, yeah? but
a little help and advice would be appreciated... right?

an' we don't ask for praise, OK? although
it's always nice, yeah? but
a little encouragement would be appreciated... right?


Comments about 0284 A Poet To His Critic, Ok? by Michael Shepherd

  • (12/13/2005 4:33:00 PM)


    lil' bit hesistant here to comment on your works, sir, in fact, I was reading your poems from time to time and trying to study and relate on some. This poem was kinda comical with bits of sarcasm, a light poem indeed, yeah free-verse, ok? yeah? right...oh yeah. Hope all the critics in poetic world will treat their co-poets/writers with all fairness, honesty and constructive critisms to further enhance their crafts. So far, I received good feedbacks and especially your kind appreciation on my mails. Again, loads of thanks, sir..... (Report) Reply

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  • (8/30/2005 9:32:00 AM)


    I like this one. We should never be criticized for expressing ourselves. Excellent job. (Report) Reply

  • (8/27/2005 2:51:00 PM)


    Dancing on your sandcastle, you missed the point of the poem. Oh well. (Report) Reply

  • (8/27/2005 1:54:00 PM)


    You'll get what you're given and be thankful for it. Or. I appreciate the humor. Although. They say that sarcasm is the lowest form. But. I've never agreed with them. And. What's one man's crit-shit is another man's rapier-like wit. So. Drive carefully, eat your greens, and we'll head off in to the sunset. Or. I will and I'll send you a fed express 'wish you were here' card. I like your testiness. Right? (Report) Reply

  • (8/27/2005 11:28:00 AM)


    I thought this was very funny. Great poem. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

  • (8/27/2005 11:15:00 AM)


    Made me smile. You who are so full of beautiful language took on a completely different character, and it worked! And again, you said a lot without really saying it...a lesson all of us could remember well.

    Raynette
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  • (8/27/2005 10:43:00 AM)


    uh, spoken like a true, whatever - POET. (Report) Reply

  • (8/27/2005 10:38:00 AM)


    Good comments always appreciated...... :) Good write Michael (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 27, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, July 15, 2006


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