Treasure Island

douglas scotney

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

B: XXXXVIIII: To Restore Contempt


However justified my contempt might be,
The critics were contemptuous of me.

With honorable intent,
And being the person she was,
My love went among those guys,
Diverted them with low strokes
And made me convinced,
To restore contempt,
I too had to go with those blokes;
I mean, be the person I was.

A fool.

Their contempt became ridicule.

Mine became disgust.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 11, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Getting towards the end of Baudelaire: Beatrice, Metamorphosis of the Vampire and Voyage to Cythera.

Comments about this poem (B: XXXXVIIII: To Restore Contempt by douglas scotney )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Princess Diana, Sonia Ode Lucci
  2. Revolution, Revolution, Revolu -, Romella Kitchens
  3. हमें आपके लिए.. hame aapke liye, hasmukh amathalal
  4. Dusky Day in Dallas, michael walker
  5. Mom, Barbara Dixion
  6. I almost was left behind., Sonia Ode Lucci
  7. Fairyland, Alesia Leach
  8. Lack of money does not mean lack of wisdom, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  9. On The T.V., Hannah Bryson Price
  10. Why do need wisdom anytime?, MOHAMMAD SKATI

Poem of the Day

poet Walt Whitman

ARM’D year! year of the struggle!
No dainty rhymes or sentimental love verses for you, terrible year!
Not you as some pale poetling, seated at a desk, lisping cadenzas
piano;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]