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The Shepherd

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The Shepherd

The shepherd guides with loving hands
The shivering flock toward the lands.
Where light and pond and larks and spring
And buds and trees and birds fluttering.

Would charm the morn in sultry grace
Where blushing dews has found its place.
For beyond that verdant distant course 
He swiftly saunters for a morning pause.

Where gladsome notes would greet the day
And doves would kiss the mountain spray.
Cautious the shepherd outspreads his fold
To graze the fields thats warm and gold.

But nearer one draws to the gothic woods
Where the ancient haunting echoe floods.
Where the humming trees as one aspire
To touch the skies that holds pure fire.

But fearsome a beast creeps ever so near
When fields stands mute in the sober air.
All the while the sherperd aims up close
To protect the ones he holds dear most.

Then he swiftly treads to fetch the lamb
To hold it close,away from all harm.
Then gently he rest in dancing flowers
By the cystal creeks in the idle hours.

Where butterflies,bees and lingering hues
Turtle doves,crickets and silvery dews.
Would renew his smile thats chased away
In the graceful harmony of summer's day.

But when the drowsy sun softly dies
And the moon is written on the skies
He gathers his tender flocks that roam
To guide away to a place called home.


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  1. Date: 9/19/2013 3:43:00 AM
    I love the theme to begin with, and your eloquence! A shepherd's work is so beautiful isn't it, but working with animals is great anyways...

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 2:16:00 PM
    a pastoral poem. Very gorgeous!

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 11:52:00 AM
    The title reminded me of a ballad I have posted here on the Soup. I must say- this one is FAR better than my ballad! I absolutely love this, well done.

  1. Date: 7/15/2013 7:45:00 PM
    dearest M.M I always loved this poem so glad you posted it on here 7 from me Love Shadow xox smiles

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 9:32:00 AM
    So beautiful, it brings tears to my eyes! This is the second poem of yours that I've read and I'm already a fan..will definitely read more. Annalise

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 8:24:00 AM
    Magnificent work that has such cohesive flow and rhythm to it..Enjoyed reading this morn..Thanks for stopping by..

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed
    Date: 7/7/2013 11:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sara for that very encouraging comment.So nice to see you.
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 7:37:00 AM
    Really beautifully done! I can feel the warmth and love of the shepherd toward his flock.... I really enjoyed this read.... Jake

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed
    Date: 7/7/2013 11:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Jake for your kind comment.Nice to hear from you.
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 2:44:00 PM
    Gorgeous! Don't have another word to describe it. I've gottah read more of your work, the rhyming is good too and I like how you describe things.

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed
    Date: 7/5/2013 5:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you dear Laura for that lovely comment.
  1. Date: 7/1/2013 10:46:00 PM
    Mustapha this is so beautiful. I really loved the poem and varied emotions here.

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed
    Date: 7/5/2013 5:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you dear Tahera
  1. Date: 7/1/2013 8:58:00 AM
    sweet and inspirational!

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed
    Date: 7/5/2013 5:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you dear Andrea
  1. Date: 6/30/2013 9:49:00 PM
    This beauty I close my eyes to as I turn of this box to dream...thank you...

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed
    Date: 7/5/2013 5:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you dear Donna.
  1. Date: 6/30/2013 5:29:00 PM
    Ahhh!! This one was so comforting and assuring..I believe a poem that tells of your faith in the Great Shephard..Thanks for your visit to my work..Your presence in kind review is always encouraging..Sara

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed
    Date: 7/5/2013 5:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sara,truly appreciated your kind words.
  1. Date: 6/30/2013 1:56:00 PM
    The last stanza is absolutely heavenly....lovely images....

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed
    Date: 7/5/2013 5:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Eileen.Nice of you to stop by with a comment.
  1. Date: 6/30/2013 11:57:00 AM
    A glorious outpouring of heavenly love so divine in its expressions, notwithstanding the graceful flow of this piece...truly a precious gift, mus..:) huggs

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed
    Date: 7/5/2013 5:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Nette for that truly wonderful comment.Much appreciated.Hugs
  1. Date: 6/30/2013 10:57:00 AM
    I will fav this cause it speaks of love beauty and Our Father Who Art In Heaven, and soliloquy's is a contagion, have a blessed day dear one, xxx

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed
    Date: 6/30/2013 11:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you dear Rose,its always nice to hear from you dear one.I hope all is well,have a great day,xoxox
    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed
    Date: 6/30/2013 10:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Scribe,thats very kind of you to leave me a delightful comment like that.Have a great my dear.