Christopher Shepheard

Rookie (22nd August 1949 / Kingston-upon-Sea, Sussex, England)

The Old Refrain - Poem by Christopher Shepheard

Sang the old refrain —
The verses I forget —
The various
And numberless,
Too nebulous
To hang a peg
Or put a handle on.

The same old refrain
I too remembered,
Again, again
And yet again —
That chorus
Unambiguous —
A simple thing
That fools can yap
And even a dog
Can whine.

The verses I forget;
And never mind
The why of them
Or even if
The burden of
Their cause was worth
A flaming toss,
Never mind the dying for

No matter!
I forget


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 29, 2009

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