douglas scotney

(boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

A Sympathy


Scrambling up the mountain
The toothless old men
Shooting at two boys,
Their rightful share of Germany's greatness.

Later, out of luck, then in,
those boys:
Caught; forced to watch the toothless
Eat, drink and dance;

And out of indulgence-stoked
Greater need
Not to kill,
Let go.

Submitted: Saturday, February 16, 2013

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after seeing the 1964 movie 'Night's Diamonds' by Czech director Jan Nemec.

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