douglas scotney

Veteran Poet - 2,578 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

B: XXXXVIIII: To Restore Contempt


However justified my contempt might be,
The critics were contemptuous of me.

With honorable intent,
And being the person she was,
My love went among those guys,
Diverted them with low strokes
And made me convinced,
To restore contempt,
I too had to go with those blokes;
I mean, be the person I was.

A fool.

Their contempt became ridicule.

Mine became disgust.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 11, 2013
Listen to this poem:

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

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

Getting towards the end of Baudelaire: Beatrice, Metamorphosis of the Vampire and Voyage to Cythera.

Comments about this poem (B: XXXXVIIII: To Restore Contempt by douglas scotney )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. If, Rudyard Kipling
  3. Madhushala, Harivansh Rai Bachchan
  4. Love, Sarah Flower Adams
  5. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  6. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  7. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  8. Your Laughter, Pablo Neruda
  9. Death is Nothing at All, Henry Scott Holland
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe

Poem of the Day

poet Sarah Flower Adams

O Love! thou makest all things even
In earth or heaven;
Finding thy way through prison-bars
Up to the stars;
Or, true to the Almighty plan,
That out of dust created man,
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]