Rose Marie Juan Austin

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Corruption -2

Poem by Rose Marie Juan Austin

Corruption is an ugly and indelible stain
That attaches to the very core of a nation
Like a dark cloud that threatens
The sky's calmness
And envelopes the face
Of humanity with disgrace.


Copyright 2019, Rose Marie Juan - Austin, All Rights Reserved

Topic(s) of this poem: corruption


Comments about Corruption -2 by Rose Marie Juan Austin

  • Anjandev Roy (10/3/2019 12:23:00 AM)

    Fantastic write. Thank u. anjandev roy.(Report)Reply

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  • Anjandev Roy (10/3/2019 12:18:00 AM)

    True. Well written. Thank u, dear poetess.anjandev roy.(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (9/21/2019 9:24:00 AM)

    A brilliant poem on corruption! Beautifully penned! My pleasure revisiting this insightful piece of work again! Stay always happy and blessed!(Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (8/4/2019 8:17:00 AM)

    Corruption, a constant disgrace for the inhabitants of the country involved. The result of presidents who finally become dictators, they have misused the people´s trust. Thank you so much for sharing this still most important laden problem in a non democratic country. A 10 Full Score.(Report)Reply

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  • Kevin PatrickKevin Patrick (7/30/2019 9:25:00 PM)

    A fitting analogy of corruption, it is a stain that seeps into the roots of a nation and corrupts its very citizens of its immortality. A fitting work, so much of the worlds leaders from democratic electorates have become no better then despots. The corruption continues, the closing lines are so fitting, if we let that stain continue we soil ourselves. Excellent Poem Rose Marie!(Report)Reply

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  • Akhtar Jawad (6/23/2019 12:14:00 AM)

    A very good poem on corruption.(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (6/18/2019 4:52:00 AM)

    Corruption is an ugly and indelible stain// beautiful introduction of corruption(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (6/17/2019 1:16:00 AM)

    Like a dark cloud that threatens..yes, I absolutely agree with you! Well penned......................10(Report)Reply

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  • Kostas LagosKostas Lagos (6/16/2019 6:33:00 AM)

    Yes, that's exactly what it is! Good one(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (6/13/2019 2:44:00 PM)

    Corruption sinks everything down! ! ! Deep down! Destroying righteous morals.

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (6/13/2019 6:19:00 AM)

    Well said, and corruption has greed at the root.(Report)Reply

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  • Valsa GeorgeValsa George (6/13/2019 1:23:00 AM)

    Corruption is so rampant in the modern world in every walk of life! That is a fast spreading epidemic, obstructing the world's onward progress! Unfortunately it is not confined to any particular group! It has infested everyone from top to bottom, especially the ruling class! Like a dark cloud shadowing the sky, corruption is defacing the entire mankind! Great comparison!(Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (6/12/2019 6:20:00 PM)

    Corruption, sad to say, has been in man's mind since time immemorial.
    Human is selfish and has excessive desire for more of something
    than is needed. His deeds are motivated by naked ambition and greed.
    A powerful write, dear Ate Rose........A full 10+++++(Report)Reply

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  • Jane Campion (6/12/2019 3:00:00 PM)

    We see corruption full on in this well formed poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (6/12/2019 1:36:00 PM)

    The sky's calmness
    And envelopes the face
    Of humanity with disgrace.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 12, 2019