Michael Shepherd

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! One-Word Poem: 'Hallowgoodbuymas'

One word...
poetry in notion;
reminds you of
your deepest fears;

thus inferred,
deep as the ocean,
full of the dampness of
disappointed tears...

too absurd;
devoid of emotion;
magic once; now far off
in succeeding years...

that season dedicated to
Mercator; from Halloween
to the New Year Sales
(invitation-only preview,
Christmas Eve...)

worshipped in the faith
that your Babe needs gifts,
so wise up, don't be
a dog in the Manger...

Hallowgoodbuymas...
says it all really...
except of course
what goes without saying.

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Poem Edited: Thursday, April 21, 2011

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Comments about ! One-Word Poem: 'Hallowgoodbuymas' by Michael Shepherd

  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (10/31/2007 10:12:00 AM)

    Having adopted your neologism into my vocabulary, now I want to hear about the things that don't go without saying. t x

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  • Chuck Audette (10/31/2007 9:59:00 AM)

    in America, that's Hallowthankgoodbuymas, in it's shortest incantation. -chuck

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  • Tom J. Mariani (10/31/2007 9:13:00 AM)

    I will add Hallowgoodbuymas to Stienfeld's Festifus for the Rest of Us as words that bring a smile to my face. You did suck me in by promising a one-word poem in your title. Good marketing.

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