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Poem of the week: The Good Shepherd by Stanley Moss


How glad should the lost lamb be to have been found? This sensitive, wry take on the Bible story wonders what’s so great about getting saved

The Good Shepherd

Because he would not abandon the flock for a lost sheep
after the others had bedded down for the night,
he turned back, searched the thickets and gullies.
Sleepless, while the flock dozed in the morning mist
he searched the pastures up ahead. Winter nearing,
our wool heavy with brambles, ropes of muddy ice,
he did not abandon the lost sheep, even when the snows came.

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