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,
and the remedy put
so succinctly

Comments about The Foolish Verges On The Wise by Michael Shepherd

  • (12/15/2005 8:31:00 AM)

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

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