Douglas Scotney

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide
Douglas Scotney
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide
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Oaf

Rating: 4.9
That sure sign
that you're dealing with poetry,
o' for 'of',
as in 'a glimpse
O' the blue above',
is not sure at all.

You could be under an oaf,
yelling your second-last sentence:
'Get off o' me you oaf! '
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Oaf
Sunday, May 31, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: language,poetry,violence
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
1.6.20. Derek Chauvin strangling George Floyd; last words 'I can't breathe'.
Quote is from Browning (preferring the sky to the ocean) .
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COMMENTS
Dr Dillip K Swain 29 July 2020
Many congratulations for this brilliant poem being featured as Poem of the Day!
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Mahtab Bangalee 29 July 2020
smart expression……..congrats for being selected the poem as POD……deserves 10+
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Mahtab Bangalee 29 July 2020
Everything was there in that uniform were all modesty, righteous sense, civilized behavior but what did happen ghostly accident by that hands behind all humane mood rough, clumsy, illiteracy on good manner though heard- " I can't breathe! " Oh! Ended that last step through grey fair eyesight everything happened suddenly, accidentally.... intentionally! -may not be, may no be
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Mahtab Bangalee 29 July 2020
You could be under an oaf, yelling your second-last sentence: 'Get off o' me you oaf! ' ...........yeah; but ..............(Next Comment)
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Poetry nowadays with language as you put it in your way Very well scripted with good concept....10++
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Kumarmani Mahakul 29 July 2020
CONGRATULATIONS! This is nice to see your amazing poem as the member poem of the day. With surety, two lines more with surety a poetry carries. This poem is brilliant poem...10
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Kim Barney 29 July 2020
I have commented on this before. Congratulations for having it chosen as poem of the day!
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Dr Antony Theodore 29 July 2020
You could be under an oaf, yelling your second-last sentence: 'Get off o' me you oaf! ' wonderful short poem. terrible killing of Floyd. the world is still shivering and it happens in this century
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Edward Kofi Louis 29 July 2020
Sure sign! ! ! With the muse of mankind on earth. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Leeann Azzopardi 29 July 2020
I think this poem is simply prefect! Bravo!
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