Oaf Poem by Douglas Scotney

Douglas Scotney

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide

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! '

Two lines more:
from the long line of oafs, that sign
ne'er was sure.

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) .
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kim Barney 06 June 2020

I like this, especially the line about your second-to-last sentence!

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Dr Dillip K Swain 31 May 2020

Excellent! Liked it dear poet! Thanks for sharing.....10+++

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Bernard F. Asuncion 29 July 2020

A well penned poem of the day. Simply exceptional. Congrats on your featured piece.....10++++

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Lyn Paul 29 July 2020

Great work Douglas. Love your thinking.......

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Leeann Azzopardi 29 July 2020

I think this poem is simply prefect! Bravo!

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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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Douglas Scotney

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide
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