Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 38,343 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Epitaph For Bri - Poem by Douglas Scotney

Here lies Bri
Composting in this place.
Died with agility.
A knife in his hand
Dealt the coup de grace...

Topic(s) of this poem: epitaph

Poet's Notes about The Poem

on Bri's request. A rewording of a writing of his.

Comments about Epitaph For Bri by Douglas Scotney

  • Bri Edwards (7/30/2017 1:59:00 AM)

    though i used this zinger in a showcase almost two years ago, it DESERVES TO be used again, in 2017's August showcase. i laughed when i just reread the poem. a GOOD laugh.


    bri :)
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  • Kim Barney (11/29/2015 1:03:00 PM)

    Very disappointing poem...
    to find out Bri's not really dead! Ha ha ha ha ha!
    Just kidding, Bri!
    Doug, as Bri says, the poem is delightful.
    Well done.
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    Bri Edwards (11/30/2015 9:07:00 PM)

    kim et al, are you SURE i'm not dead? ? ! :) bri

    p.s. this is going into SECTION A of DECEMBER'S 'a showcase for PH poets'. i mean Douglas's poem. where is one from you, Kim? bri :)

  • Bri Edwards (11/24/2015 9:06:00 PM)

    this is a delightful [and not JUST because it is about ME! ], which was inspired by something i wrote after being inspired by some other poet. the details are 'sketchy'.

    remember to read the last two lines in one fell swoop***!


    *** at one fell swoop

    Also found in: Dictionary/thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
    at one fell swoop and in one fell swoop
    Fig. in a single incident; as a single event. (This phrase preserves the old word fell, meaning terrible or deadly.) The party guests ate up all the snacks at one fell swoop. When the stock market crashed, many large fortunes were wiped out in one fell swoop.
    See also: at, fell, one, swoop
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    nice rhyming. to MyPoemList. bri :)
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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 23, 2015

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