Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

One For Andy - Poem by Michael Shepherd

Loved your poem about those
carefully-prepared but slightly
mis-timed, Famous Last W...

but as Lazarus said, there's always
the replay factor.. though not many of us
get to check back on our timing
or so we might think but then who knows

but the audience, they have
to live with it: a farmer friend
saw to the cattle, came back in,
had his supper, suddenly said to her
I've got to go m'dear
she said oh won't you stay for a cuppertea
he said no I've got to go
and dropped down dead

she remembers the conversation all too clearly


Comments about One For Andy by Michael Shepherd

  • (11/3/2005 7:03:00 AM)


    Loved this, Michael! Especially the quip about Lazarus.

    Raynette
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  • (11/3/2005 6:15:00 AM)


    I tried to write LOL but it wasn't enough somehow! (Report) Reply

  • (11/3/2005 6:01:00 AM)


    and that's why they call them cowslips (Report) Reply

  • (11/3/2005 5:53:00 AM)


    there's no accountin' for taste, said the farmer who kissed the cow. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 3, 2005



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