Morgan the Shepherd

Maurice G By Maurice G, 25th Apr 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A short poem about a shepherd who lost his sheep because of a broken gate and why it applies to all of us.

Morgan the Shepherd

Morgan the shepherd built a pen.
For sheep to use now and then,
Was built out of stone from around,
The hills where the stone could be easily found,
Then one morning when he awoke,
He found that the gate had been broke,
All of the sheep had gone far away,
What a bad start to a wet windy day.


It took him ten hours to get the sheep back,
Then he found that a gate he did lack,
So standing between the sheep and the gap,
He mended the gate with hammer and tap,
Now the sheep are secure in their pen,
No more losing sheep down the glen,
Always build strong when building a gate,
The same thing applies to all that you do,
That includes me and probably you.

Maurice G

Life not Money


Applies, Broke, Gap, Gate, Glen, Pen, Poetry, Probably, Secure, Sheep, Shepherd, Standing, Stone, Tap, Windy

Meet the author

author avatar Maurice G
I am retired, have worked in the leisure industry for abpout 40 tears, I am married with 2 grown up biproducts.
In this trade I have met peoples from all over the world !

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
25th Apr 2012 (#)

Beautifully written poem. I enjoyed it.

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author avatar Retired
25th Apr 2012 (#)

Brilliant, It must have taken you ages to write this. Well done.

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author avatar Val Mills
25th Apr 2012 (#)

Great work. Coming from NZ I can appreciate a sheep and farming poem.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
26th Apr 2012 (#)

What a beautiful poem and lesson...:0)

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