douglas scotney

Gold Star - 4,556 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

B: Xxxxviiii: To Restore Contempt - Poem by douglas scotney

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.

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

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

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, October 11, 2013


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