douglas scotney

Silver Star - 3,440 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

On Requests For Money


Within moral limits
There is no reason why I should choose
To do one thing or another.
I can do either or both or none.

Argument can extend the compass
Of one or other or both or none.

When it comes to giving,
'Why should I give to one not another,
to both or not to a one? '
Is a question I ask on the phone
To put the caller to task.

And,

'Why should I give 'cause you ask? '

I wonder if anyone says,
'I wonder what Doug has written today? '
And has a look on the Web
And sees 'On Requests for Money'
And decides to test me out
For a laugh
And argues: 'Look Doug,
there's this calf...'?

Submitted: Monday, June 17, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
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  • Rookie - 339 Points Danny Draper (6/18/2013 5:55:00 AM)

    Here a DPI - Dougs' Poetic Index, may be a progression to compare the entreats for gifts of cash to assist sorting their worthiness and recipients appropriate livestock disbursement. (Report) Reply

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