Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Your Footprints - Poem by Michael Shepherd

You left your footprints across my life

I hate to see your photographs:
passing history impossibly frozen,
demanding out-of-date thoughts.

You left your footprints on my life

I hate it when people talk of you:
as if they were asking for my blood
to warm their own false memories.

You left your footprints through my life

I hate it when I find a letter from you:
I read a richness and a loss in them
and am torn apart by myself

You left your footprints in my life

Footprints claim nothing, offer nothing;
they do not ask to be preserved, or to be erased;
they are clean, yet they are there;
where they lead, I have yet to find

You left your footprints across my life

Comments about Your Footprints by Michael Shepherd

  • (4/11/2007 9:10:00 AM)

    Sorry to hear that person is still walking all over you, A problem we humans have with memories.....we can't forget the bad.....if we could only remeber just the good.
    Ah Utopia were are you......Great write Michael : O)
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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (4/11/2007 6:55:00 AM)

    Michael...Sterling work, my friend....you never disappoint.

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  • Cj Heck (4/11/2007 5:55:00 AM)

    Hello Michael. I've missed reading your wonderful work. This poem reached down inside me and touched my heart. A wistful poem about a lost love - who among us cannot relate to such an emotion? An excellent write as I've come to always expect from you.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, February 13, 2011

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