Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 32,163 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

To A Fly Of The Land (Revised) - Poem by Douglas Scotney

An apology, an excuse and a hope and a warning.

On this the land
On which I swat
You steward of the land
On which I squat
Forgive me my trespasses.

I acknowledge my failings:
I swat flies on railings.

You think I kill for thrill.
It hurts me more than you.
I pray that I can change my habit,
That you can change yours too:
Vomit on my food, don't do it,
Right after you have dined on poo.

A prayer is a hope that comes with a warning:
Keep out of my way
Don't lose your glasses
Don't give me cause
To go to swat classes.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Proposal for Bob Brown's 'Secular Ceremonies'.

Comments about To A Fly Of The Land (Revised) by Douglas Scotney

  • (6/25/2012 7:29:00 AM)

    Still good with Buddhist temperament and ample warning to Diptera detractors. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 23, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, June 24, 2012

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