Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 31,690 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Manus Island - Poem by Douglas Scotney

Distinguishing
and ejecting
dudes
whose killings
include sisters
for ruining honor
is an honorable goal
of a country
whose perceived excesses
lessen killing's excess
enabling honor
to be ruined more easily
than it was before.

Topic(s) of this poem: politics


Poet's Notes about The Poem

do we know who we're letting in?

Comments about Manus Island by Douglas Scotney

  • Paul Warren (6/18/2017 3:25:00 AM)


    I wonder how many we have let in who are supposed to be in danger who aren't in danger when they go back on holiday.? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 3, 2014



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