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The Cat o Nine Tails
Stretched on a frame in the bathhouse
Ankles and wrists lashed hard
Rab the cat was sentenced
His back to be flayed and scarred
By 20 ripping lashes
The cat o nine tails swung
Its tongues bit deep in his shoulders
And blood from his back was wrung
For back in the 1940s
The birch, noose, cat as well
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Sunday, October 1, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: prison
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COMMENTS
Joan Gaskell 23 May 2020
That is so powerful, so horrific I feel as if I was watching the horror before my eyes and my stomach is still churning.
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Kim Barney 15 October 2019
Brutal and graphic! Congrats on poem of the day!
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Michael Walker 14 October 2019
A poem from the edge of human existence, which is an advantage. My only comment is that you use extreme, emotive language perhaps too much-' ripping lashes', cat 'o nine tails', 'back flayed and scarred' - where moderate words could have achieved more. 'Less is more'. Still an interesting poem.
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Adeeb Alfateh 14 October 2019
The crash of the heaving waves Tons of water, pummelling sand and rock great great write great 10++++++
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Bernard Snyder 14 October 2019
Great stuff, young lady. Also, congrats on this poem being chosen as 'POD. Big ups!
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James Mclain 14 October 2019
Having been in a number of riots in my youth in Florida They were always race riots and no where to hide. That was 44 years ago. The politics in prisons in America are designed this way On purpose. In Florida nearly one percent of the population die yearly In this day and age it's scary. Thanks for reminding us that there are two side's to most Of the riots. And congrats on your poem selection for a day. James McLain ??
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Anil Kumar Panda 14 October 2019
The sad incident of the past is presented vividly. Poignant and thought provoking. Loved the way you have penned the incident. Congrats.
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Tamara Beryl Latham 14 October 2019
Sheena, you've penned well the horrific acts of the past. We can all learn from history. Congratulations on POD and thanks for posting. : -)
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Mahtab Bangalee 14 October 2019
Paraded before the press. A hood on his head A blade at his throat. Cruel torture antics Fifteen minutes overturned......//// beautiful portrayed the torture cell of prison; superb poem penned, congrats for being selected this poem as POD
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Sylvia Frances Chan 14 October 2019
MOST IMPORTANT NOTE: In 2009 SHEENA became the poet laureate for Aberdeen & the North East of Scotland.
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