Douglas Scotney

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide
Douglas Scotney
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide
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2 Poems On Contention

Rating: 4.6
Shelled

But for a contretemps,
the war
was heading
for a dashed draw.

Courageously and unforeseeingly
one contender
made
what turned out to be...
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Sunday, April 16, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: confusion,contention,games,war
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
after a chess game, a story by Hans Fallada and the April 4 bomb in Khan Sheikhoun. At least I think they're the same nut, a filbert and a hazel.
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COMMENTS
Brian Taylor 25 February 2019
This is a great poem.
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Michael Walker 27 January 2019
An intriguing poem about different worlds, different universes.
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Bharati Nayak 12 December 2018
We are living in a world where you can buy half a pound of hazelnuts and half a pound of filberts and come out of the shop with packets of different nuts. In other words, we are living in another universe. - - - - - - A beautiful write- - -Weapons can be used both for attack or for defence.Fault does not lie with the weapon, but the user.Why should we resort to war without trying peaceful means to find a solution?
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Lyn Paul 12 December 2018
Superb write you have shared with us all. Incredibly interesting. Thank you
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Edward Kofi Louis 12 December 2018
Shelled! ! Confusion! Thanks for sharing.
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Tom Allport 12 December 2018
A poem of conflicting outcomes? That I suspect all end up in tears and crushed nuts! .......well penned Douglas
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Anil Kumar Panda 12 December 2018
A beautiful poem on how we are living through controversies. Very well crafted. Congrats.
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Prabir Gayen 12 December 2018
Good poem with strong emotion underneath... congratulation for poem of the day.
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Mahtab Bangalee 12 December 2018
bomb, weapon, war plaintiff disputatious country to country open secret superpower agree disagree and the orphan peace - oh hoho - promiscuous and wanton love just a body - chest and back bakes under secret sun-moon ..../// greatly written
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Bernard F. Asuncion 12 December 2018
Douglas, such a well penned poem. Congrats for being chosen......10++++++++++++++
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