Michael Shepherd

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The Honest Man

The honest man, it's said,
does exactly as he says,
and says exactly as he feels,
feeling as if he is
the whole wide world;
himself the universal man;
lives a measured life,
nothing too little or too much;
the universal man, himself

Poem Submitted: Monday, July 24, 2006
Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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Comments about The Honest Man by Michael Shepherd

  • Michael Shepherd (7/24/2006 5:32:00 PM)

    Sir, your comments are as the adornment of angels on the living word.

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjrFrank James Ryan Jr...fjr (7/24/2006 3:51:00 PM)

    MICHAEL... A stalwart assessment of the 'Well Respected Man'by any definition.
    An honest man, as you alluded to, needs little to get by on.His 'words' are his
    metaphoric oxygen, and the respect one earns in leading a life so Absolute, will
    ne're leave him alone or discontent.His value as a Man is unflapable...Great piece
    Mr. Shepherd...a penning fwell done.....'''''''''''''''''''FRANK/FJR

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  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (7/24/2006 9:42:00 AM)

    Michael, congratulations on a title containing two mutually exclusive words. But anyway... yes, and if only! - and there is much to be said for such measurement in and of all things. I enjoyed this charming piece. t x

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