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

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

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

Comments about this poem (A Sympathy by douglas scotney )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

New Poems

  1. If she is a beauty, Diplove gautam
  2. Twilight Glow, Antonio Liao
  3. Halloween Riddle, Michelle Claus
  4. Not with me today, hasmukh amathalal
  5. Hobbesian Girl, John F. McCullagh
  6. Outlook, hasmukh amathalal
  7. Of Sinne, John Beaumont
  8. Forgive Me, Ismim Putera
  9. A Monster's Warning, Bruce Larkin
  10. Of Teares, John Beaumont

Poem of the Day

poet William Butler Yeats

WINE comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That's all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Anna Akhmatova

 

Member Poem

poet Sumita Datta

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. A Drinking Song, William Butler Yeats
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]