Douglas Scotney

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide
Douglas Scotney
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide
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B: Xxxxxxxi: 'Cruel And Curious Dwarfs'

Rating: 5.0
In a battle between host and hostage,
exponents of humours diverse,
each thought the other a hostage,
that the host had the upper hand
and that the other would come off worse.

Then one saw supporting the other
one upon whom he'd relied,
realised he couldn't withstand
humour of the opposite brand,
called that one a traitor,
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Dr Dillip K Swain 13 May 2020
A brilliant poem! Appreciated and admired the piece....10++
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Michael Walker 08 July 2019
A well constructed poem of antitheses and contradictions. It keeps my attention for sure.
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Bri Edwards 14 December 2016
i STILL like it! bri :)
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Raj Arumugam 01 July 2016
that last line is brilliant - unexpected and full of the right effect! Loved this.
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Savita Tyagi 25 November 2015
Excellent! Enjoyed the humor, satire and skilled writing. Thank you for sharing.
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Brian Mayo 31 October 2015
I'm curious why you rhymed 'hostage' with 'hostage, ' and wondered if it was an editing error. The poem is excellent, however, and I enjoyed trying to decipher it.
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Bri Edwards 14 October 2015
oops! i forgot to read it again. oh well.
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Bri Edwards 14 October 2015
you could have shortened this: B: Xxxxxxxi: 'Cruel And Curious Dwarfs' TO: this: B: Lxxi: 'Cruel And Curious Dwarfs just thought it would save ink! bri :)
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Melvina Germain 13 October 2015
Telling it like it is in a remarkable way...Love this.....
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Kelly Kurt 11 September 2015
Sounds like foreign policy or diplomacy. A very intelligent style of writing.
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