Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

! Metaphor - Poem by Michael Shepherd

A pretty girl
is like a simile
and vice-a-versa
so I'd say
for like the sunlight it
delights our so prosaic day

and life is better for
a metaphor
when apposite
to what you write

the first I used
that made some sense
came out of childish

before I read
the word in prose
I thought that what
just goes and goes

was 'dire rear' -
not too bad
as an idea
for a nappy-happy lad?

Comments about ! Metaphor by Michael Shepherd

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (12/23/2015 1:20:00 AM)

    I like the way you start this poem, A pretty girl is like a simile/ and vice-a-versa... (Report) Reply

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  • (6/8/2005 6:08:00 AM)

    Nice little piece of music, Michael. (Report) Reply

  • (6/7/2005 10:36:00 AM)

    oh yes, for our US readers -
    'for a pampered lad'...

    (did you know it is the most common international word?)
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  • (6/7/2005 8:52:00 AM)

    I think I like this poem, Michael. I definitely like the first part. Then I got a little lost, but I liked the imagery and flow anyway. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 7, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, October 5, 2007

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