douglas scotney

Gold Star - 12,597 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Trying Not To Be - Poem by douglas scotney

To try not to be, or to be?
is the question this poet is asked
by agreeing a poet's a liar.

Being means persuasion,
means tricks;

trying not to lie
requires removal,
trick by trick,
of persuasions,
and awareness of new tricks arising,
new forms of rhetoric.

It's not easy being me
trying not to be.

Comments about Trying Not To Be by douglas scotney

  • Gold Star - 7,730 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (1/5/2014 1:12:00 AM)

    the words have played a game in the mind of douglas scotney...thank you for sharing.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2014

Poem Edited: Friday, January 3, 2014

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