Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Buy Yours Now While Civilisation Lasts - Poem by Michael Shepherd

Just as we prepare to celebrate
the season of sparkling white and winter fuel,
piss on earth and extended drinking hours
there steals a hooded headline
whose threatening menace
turns your stomach over with
the sickness of mankind to man:

Builders at a research facility
at Oxford University
now wear ski-masks although
in the absence of some seasonal snow but
in order to hide their identities from
animal rights activists.

Comments about Buy Yours Now While Civilisation Lasts by Michael Shepherd

  • (12/15/2005 1:29:00 PM)

    well, not the builders... (Report) Reply

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  • (12/15/2005 11:21:00 AM)

    I'm really pro-animal rights, I'm not for sure who the villian is here? (Report) Reply

  • Cj Heck (12/15/2005 7:40:00 AM)

    Well-stated, Michael. These days, hardly anything surprises me, but this did! What are things in the world coming to...
    Warmest regards,
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 15, 2005

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