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0013 Aftermath: London, July 7,2005 - Poem by Michael Shepherd

Two days after,
when they'd cleared away the mangled
meaningless twist of metal,
familiar red paint smeared with oily black,
its intended destination still proclaimed,
I passed the place on business
and walked more slowly
avoiding the eyes of others
in case they imagined in my eyes
or I in theirs,
some falsity, some failure of the mind,
some lack of the appropriate emotion,
whatever that might be -
almost a guilt acquired
in some complicity

In the gutter, a glove, brown, damp, like a hand,
lying on its back, its fingers slightly curled
as if in mute request
for a reason

but to whom, now, to return it?


Comments about 0013 Aftermath: London, July 7,2005 by Michael Shepherd

  • Veteran Poet - 1,186 Points Linda Hepner (7/24/2006 9:54:00 AM)

    After the philosophizing which sets the mood you bring it home poignantly with the short painting of the glove and mangled objects. Reporters usually do it the other way round to grab the reader, but your way is more painful. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Not Long Left (7/8/2006 3:08:00 AM)

    Agreed with those below me, this is a fine poem, I think the stlye of the poem is nessecary for the theme, It is direct and gentle, and does re create that eerie feeling when returning or walking past a place where something terrible and traumatic has happened. I was in Russel square that day and I was there yesterday, you captured my mood and many others. Great work Michael. All the best. Vincent Turner (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie gone gone (7/7/2006 6:45:00 PM)

    Michael

    This work of yours is an equisite exploration of heart, mind and soul......
    Thankyou.

    Love, and may peace be with you and each of us critters, D. (Report) Reply

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  2. 2. A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, O.. , Dylan Thomas
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  4. 4. London, 1802 , William Wordsworth
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  6. 6. A London Thoroughfare. 2 A.M. , Amy Lowell
  7. 7. East London , Matthew Arnold
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  10. 10. La Paloma In London , Claude McKay
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  12. 12. West London , Matthew Arnold
  13. 13. London Snow , Robert Seymour Bridges
  14. 14. Farewell To London , Alexander Pope
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  16. 16. At The War Office, London (Affixing The .. , Thomas Hardy
  17. 17. London In July , Amy Levy
  18. 18. Trivia; Or, The Art Of Walking The Stree.. , John Gay
  19. 19. A London Plane-Tree , Amy Levy
  20. 20. London Airport , Christopher Logue
  21. 21. In London , Dora Wilcox
  22. 22. London, Hast Thou Accursed Me , Henry Howard
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  24. 24. On Leaving London For Wales , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  25. 25. London Bridge , Edwin Arlington Robinson
  26. 26. A London Trip , Ravi Panamanna
  27. 27. His Return To London , Robert Herrick
  28. 28. London Poets , Amy Levy
  29. 29. 0013 Aftermath: London, July 7,2005 , Michael Shepherd
  30. 30. Scenes In London I - Piccadilly , Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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