Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 45,900 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Duterte's Retulia - Poem by Douglas Scotney

Tyrant Mezentius of Agylla
brings to mind Duterte in Manilla.

Mezentius bound hands to rotting hands,
faces to rotting faces;
bound the living to the dead.

At last the people arose
and destroyed him
and the nation Retulia
to where he had fled.

Topic(s) of this poem: revenge, tyranny, tyrant


Poet's Notes about The Poem

In Virgil's Aenead.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 24, 2017



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