Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

A Defense Of Bad Poetry - Poem by Michael Shepherd

'Naff' comes back as 'cutting-edge'...
though dogs may have their day,
doggerel may have nine lives...
I guess it's here to stay...


Comments about A Defense Of Bad Poetry by Michael Shepherd

  • (5/24/2006 1:49:00 PM)

    Michael I thought that this verse had such hidden depth. I have been speaking to a person about everyday poetry, he now reads nothing else and even his ten year daughter is reading it in school.Then when I read this verse, well that said it all. I love it cheers Sylvie (Report)Reply

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  • (3/18/2006 5:33:00 AM)

    I had no idea what I was looking for and found this by accident. A clever piece Michael. Here's a technical thought. Cats and not dogs have nine lives yet this fact does not, in any way, undermine the piece. How is that? A triumph of art over logic? (Report)Reply

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  • (11/3/2005 4:53:00 AM)

    Never a truer word spoken in jest. 10 from me. Tai (Report)Reply

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  • (9/3/2005 8:26:00 AM)

    I say: here, here! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (8/9/2005 8:17:00 PM)

    Alas, poor doggerel, we knew him well? (Report)Reply

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  • (6/16/2005 7:52:00 AM)

    i like this abrupt little piece. tho, i think doggerel doesn't have nine lives as much as it reincarnates. OMMMMMMMM....

    Jake
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  • (6/16/2005 7:43:00 AM)

    Clever Michael. I love the colloquial language and brevity. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 16, 2005

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 12, 2010


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