Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Loveknots - Poem by Michael Shepherd

In the community of this website
like a girdle round the earth
(did you read that, Will?) ,
sharing the inner lives,
the hearts laid open in poetry,

I see that love

brings insecurity,
and disillusion (where there was illusion) ,
and bitterness at love that's not returned
or worse, withdrawn,
and sometimes hate,
withdrawal from love perhaps the worst

and is there any remedy?

only a small crumb of communal solace
and a curious technological discovery (thanks to our webmaster) :

that 'my' poem quoting a friend:

'What you think you lack - give that..'
(because by giving, you find you have it
and can never lose it, lack it)

has had 100 times more hits than any other poem of mine.

I leave you with that thought.

Comments about Loveknots by Michael Shepherd

  • Ghada Shahbender (5/10/2005 3:33:00 PM)

    You leave us with more than one thought Michael. I love the girdle around the world. The world is growing and bulging at the edges, but we are here together and it is so beautiful indeed. So much talk and reflection on Love makes it all the more beautiful. GS (Report)Reply

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  • Christine Magee (2/11/2005 9:39:00 AM)

    Very well observed..you've hit the spot Michael. I love this (there's that word again!) (Report)Reply

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  • Cliff Morman (1/31/2005 7:58:00 AM)

    humm bah humbug! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ''..........this is were snoopy is on the dog house...................Ok you said whats right its a good thought good write (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 30, 2005

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