Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Found Poem 4 - Poem by Michael Shepherd

'There has been death in the morning,
death in the noon-time,
on the highways and skyways,
death by faceless people
who said they are warriors.
They are not warriors.

Whose cause is being served?
Certainly not the cause of God,
not the cause of Allah,
because it is God Almighty
who gives life
and is full of mercy.

How much blood must be spilled?
How many tears shall we cry?
How many mothers' hearts must be maimed? '

Comments about Found Poem 4 by Michael Shepherd

  • (7/26/2005 6:07:00 PM)

    Horribly sad and terribly true. A good poem - I'm glad you wrote it. (Report) Reply

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  • (7/12/2005 11:35:00 AM)

    This is a wonderful poem, Michael...and gets to the true heart of the matter....mothers lose children for no reason that has to do with God. This is short and full of meaning.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 15, 2010

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