Treasure Island

douglas scotney

(boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

All in a Day's Work


There was a strong wind
blowing between the buildings,
but instead of taking shelter inside
he lashed himself to a post
to treat those watching inside;

treat most took as taunt,
but inspired by Romance
watched him take his chance.

Submitted: Saturday, May 11, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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  • Adeline Foster (6/17/2014 5:19:00 PM)

    A most calculated and risky method to tease, and indeed faces inside may have been taut. What a study on word-play. Read mine - Sea-Shell Shope -
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Raj Arumugam (7/1/2013 9:17:00 PM)

    love the way the poem combines what may seem trivial with more profound social issues, the literal with the figurative...rich and very insightful, Douglas (Report) Reply

  • Karen Sinclair (5/15/2013 11:21:00 AM)

    this made me smile... i visioned the taunt faces inside...fearing the worst and wondered if he met that dreadful point of regret.... well placed and enjoyable...tyvm (Report) Reply

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