Identity Theft (Plagiarism) Poem by Cynthia Buhain-baello

Identity Theft (Plagiarism)

A hidden terrorism,
Without an iota of shame-
This vile plagiarism-
More than stealing a name.

A written poem or story
Is a writer's signature
Stealing it is very
Viciously impure.

For taking on another
Person's work of art
Is like robbing him of self
Taking out his heart.

Putting on his person,
It's identity theft!
Whatever is your reason
I hope you end up deaf.

(And blind too.)

''Do not fret because of evil men, or be envious of the wicked,
for the evil man has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked
will be snuffed out.'

Proverbs 24: 19-20

April 7,2009 Tarlac City Philippines

Amina Sabir 30 November 2019

Plagiarism is not good.

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Sana Sajjad 15 November 2019

Our words are what define us. they represent who we are. So it is better to have your own words, your own thoughts and your own identity than imitating someone else.

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Shumaila Shahid 25 January 2020

Plagiarism is considered academic dishonesty and a breach of journalistic ethics. It is subject to sanctions such as penalties, suspension, expulsion from school or work, substantial fines and even incarceration.

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Umar Farooq 06 November 2019

Well said! Its amazing.

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beenish iqbal 21 January 2020

wonderful expression, heart touching

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Dr Dillip K Swain 08 July 2022

A person who has no identity, no confidence about his ability will only resort to means of plagiarism...A despicable act!

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Tom Allport 08 July 2022

A sad write there are people who do not care whom they hurt.

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What is the identity theft 18 December 2020

Identity theft is the deliberate use of someone's identity usually as a method to gain a financial advantage or obtain credit and other person's name and perhaps to other person's disadvantage or loss.

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Nazish 04 March 2020

Very well written poem indeed,

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hamida 02 February 2020

academic dishonesty

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Cynthia Buhain-baello

Cynthia Buhain-baello

Manila, Philippines
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