Treasure Island

John Garth Raubenheimer

(21/12/1947 / Johannesburg)


Murder has worn a bangle
Murder has worn a brace
Murder has worn a collar and tie
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Lightly sardonic, I hope... The sixth great commandment, universally acknowledged: 'Thou shalt not kill.'

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  • Yash Shinde (10/27/2012 3:42:00 AM)

    lovely poem liked it wahtever is said is truly true............must say good use of metaphors and similes :) (Report) Reply

  • John Raubenheimer (4/23/2011 3:39:00 AM)

    I know it's long and I could work on it to make it shorter - but do I want to change what an exuberant 28 year old poet wrote, in a burst of passion. To me at 63 that feels like a kind of censorship (Report) Reply

  • Adeline Foster (6/23/2009 3:52:00 PM)

    Yes, it is a little too long. The intent gets lost in too many words. The thought is wonderful and well stated in many stanzas. This good poem could become a great poem with a little rework.
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Michelle Melody (3/7/2009 7:19:00 PM)

    What a great poem John... everything you said is true and murder has come a long way... goes way back to the murder for a birthright we read in the Bible and Im sure we would if only we couldve been a fly on a caves wall, witnessed a murder in a Cavemans abode, for woman or food or jealousy. Even a mad cavewoman killing maybe a child, for any reason whatsoever murder has been part of life from the begining. And maybe sympathy for murder with reason has been around just as long... who knows.10 (Report) Reply

  • Lum Nothing (8/20/2008 8:04:00 PM)

    I really liked your poem, It was strong and brave. It was a little long, but I didn't care. I loved it (Report) Reply

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