Treasure Island

douglas scotney

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

ANZAC Spirit


Just back to Changi
From the Thai-Burma Railroad,
'Living cadavers',
Soldiers yet, formed rank
On 4 legs,3 legs,2 legs,
Speaking through charade.

Submitted: Thursday, April 25, 2013
Edited: Thursday, April 25, 2013
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After hearing Tim Bowden's account of interviewing former POWs of the Japanese after their conquest of Singapore.
Written in Haiku form: 5 7 5 5 7 5

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