Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

The Foolish Verges On The Wise - Poem by Michael Shepherd

You hear it said at
the oddest times and in
the strangest places

often with a knife-blade at
your chest or
a thumb expertly on
your wind-pipe or
a hand itching towards
a holster or the belt of jeans

nobody tells me what to do

seldom are the crime,
self-knowledge
and the remedy put
so succinctly
together


Comments about The Foolish Verges On The Wise by Michael Shepherd

  • (12/15/2005 8:31:00 AM)


    going inward
    sometimes
    slices up the soul
    but no chance of escape
    the true self demands
    exploration
    proclamation
    a fine poem
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 15, 2005



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