Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 36,526 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Booked Passage - Poem by Douglas Scotney

Every sick man gets on board
And passes his cold on to the horde.

He booked his intentions and agreed,
For the sake of the company's wealth,
To sacrifice all for a change of plan.

He couldn't afford to stay at home
When he got a cold; got on board,
Jeopardized every one's health.

To ensure the system keeps on flowing
Every man pays with noses blowing.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I picked up a cold on a long-distance train
and blame the whole bloody system.

Comments about Booked Passage by Douglas Scotney

  • Gajanan Mishra (9/11/2013 11:58:00 PM)

    to ensure the system keeps on going, thanks, good work. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 12, 2013

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