Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Thoughts On World Poetry - Poem by Michael Shepherd

To coin a metaphor:

It's like a Protestant
wandering into a Catholic church
and hearing someone just out of the confessional
muttering 32 Hail Mary's as instructed
huddled in the nearest pew,
and thinking
hey once is enough...

for some, a ceaseless act of worship;
for some, a wake-up call;

the intention
could be the same

Comments about Thoughts On World Poetry by Michael Shepherd

  • (6/10/2005 10:52:00 AM)

    This is a great example of what a good poem should be. It is understood at a very simple level, then when we pull away the layers, there's ever so much more. It is a delight. Thanks.

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  • john tiong chunghoo (6/10/2005 10:05:00 AM)

    for me it is therapeutic....good poem michael. (Report) Reply

  • (6/10/2005 8:41:00 AM)

    Great metaphor, Michael. (Report) Reply

  • (6/10/2005 8:33:00 AM)

    Michael, , , this is a nice poem. Good work. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 10, 2005

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