Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 32,974 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Knowing Is Stamping Feet - Poem by Douglas Scotney

A politician knows
'Not letting a contrarian have his say'
is incorrect.

A contrarian is he or she, or, she or he.
Say 'her or his' or 'his or her'.
'Its' is an insult,
'Their' is becoming okay,
and '...contrarians have their say'
is a way.

A poet can delete:
'Not letting a contrarian have say
and watching stamp,
or, knowing is stamping feet.'

Topic(s) of this poem: conflict, language


Comments about Knowing Is Stamping Feet by Douglas Scotney

  • Bri Edwards (11/24/2015 8:29:00 PM)


    he or she or it: i don't care what you call me, as long as you don't call me late for a meal! !

    Douglas, i 'must' say that this could be a challenging poem for some readers (male or female or in-between) . it was for me, but i finally figured out most or all of it. i'm not much of one for challenges, unless it applies to how many slices of pizza or dishes of ice cream i can eat in one hour. now THERE are challenges i welcome! ! ! as long as someone else is paying the tab.

    ok, this shall go into SECTION A of NOVEMBER'S showcase. thanks. bri :)
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/23/2015 7:04:00 AM)


    Wonderful poem shared with wise thought. Very amazing expression definitely.10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 22, 2015



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