Treasure Island

douglas scotney

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

Grave Error


In common with Winston Churchill
I have seen, perhaps,
the end of a beginning:
I have learnt that 'Egyptian' is 'Masri'.
My 'Beginning Arabic' is at, perhaps, an end.

I don't know, does anyone know,
if the Prime man ever saw
the beginning of the end of the war?
Can anyone ever surely say
they've seen the beginning of the end of a war?

I do know that in Egypt
you mightn't see the end of a day,
if, instead of 'I love The Great Haram',
you accidentally, or deliberately, say,
'I greatly love haraam.'

Submitted: Sunday, June 30, 2013
Edited: Thursday, July 25, 2013
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

About the El Alamein victory, Churchill said something like: '...this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.'
pyramid = 'Haram'.
You can google 'haraam'

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  • Danny Draper (6/30/2013 7:23:00 AM)

    Intriguing concepts save for mistakenly being restricted by religious dogma. One should avoid such unfortunate imponderables of human constructs. (Report) Reply

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