Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Excuses, Excuses... - Poem by Michael Shepherd

It's a situation
all too familiar:
sitting at this keyboard
getting sillier and sillier,
descending from Olympus
to a hell of trivia,
fingers wildly itching
for some inspiration,
tapping out some pointless words
in conceited desperation

so I hope you'll weakly smile
and charitably say
'oh it's just a poet who won't shut up
having a bad day'...

Comments about Excuses, Excuses... by Michael Shepherd

  • (2/16/2005 10:01:00 AM)

    I know. I wrote so much one day about having writers block I got writers cramp.


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  • (2/5/2005 7:22:00 AM)

    Me too, my muse left with my cat. Damned animals... (Report)Reply

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  • (2/4/2005 11:47:00 AM)

    ...can I join in because I've just watched my muse jump out of the window and hop over a fence?

    I love this


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  • (2/4/2005 7:17:00 AM)

    I wrote my limericks tonight as a medical antidote.
    Thanks for visiting.
    We need to have a limerick contest, you and I.
    The winner gets to throw wombat droppings to get square and even.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 4, 2005

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