I Am No Better Than You Poem by Rose Marie Juan-austin

Rose Marie Juan-austin

Laoag City, Philippines

I Am No Better Than You

Rating: 5.0


You stripped me
Of the vast wealth
I inherited from my ascendants
Enormous tracts of land
That even the eyes
Could not see its limit.

You are a fraud
You tricked everyone
By the power of your social position
And with the stroke of a pen.

I hate the way you talk
I hate the way you smile
I hate the very sight of you
I curse the ground
On which you stand.

I hear the rumbles
Of my own angry heart
I need to get even
See you crawl
And you seriously wish
You were never born.

I am no better than you
I let hatred take over
I sought vengeance
For I am just human.

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: revenge
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dr Dillip K Swain 06 March 2018

The revenge is justified because...You are a fraud/You tricked everyone/By the power of your social position/And with the stroke of a pen.......thrilling expression Rose! Liked it......10

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Thank you, Dr Dillip for your wonderful comment.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 11 November 2017

Such a well-expressed emotion, Rose Marie..... A full 10+++

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 11 November 2017

Thank you, Bernard. Your comment is always a gem to my pen.

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Joshua Aaron Guillory 18 November 2017

You have the right to be angry and to (honestly) express your emotions. Thank you very much, Rose Marie, for sharing this lovely poem with us.10 and favorite! ''In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.'' - Francis Bacon

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Sandra Feldman 15 July 2021

Deep sincerity, pain and anger move this strong poem in a very realistic and well written way. We feel it all.!

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Suresh Kumar Ek 06 September 2020

even raged by vengeance, it is poetry

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Kesav Easwaran 05 March 2020

So true. Revenge is often forced upon us. Could be God willing. There is a limit for being cheated, Powerful penning 10+

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Aniruddha Pathak 27 July 2019

So true, there is one thing about a man/woman of rage readily expressed is: there is not so more than what we see, no scheming inside, no hiding the feelings. Now, there is another one with murder in mind, but he/she can smile still.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 26 June 2019

I hate the way you talk/I hate the way you smile/I hate the very sight of you....intense hatred for a dishonest/immoral follow is brilliantly expressed! This poem has many facets to seriously be pondered! A wonderful work!

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Rose Marie Juan-austin

Laoag City, Philippines
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