Rose Marie Juan Austin

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The Gentlest Face - Poem by Rose Marie Juan Austin

Devil sometimes lurks
In the gentlest face
Like in the quietest
And gentlest ocean
It can take you down
To the bottomless pit
Where death is
Waiting to come.


Copyright 2020, Rose Marie Juan-Austin, All Rights Reserved

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  • Valsa GeorgeValsa George (3/20/2020 7:57:00 AM)

    At any time, even the most gentle person can fall into the trap laid by the devil. Then abruptly he turns into another devil just like a gentle ocean can turn violent with a sudden storm! Apt comparison! As Susan has rightly opined, I too expected a different content seeing the title. But as you have tried to emphasize here through the title, appearances are deceptive. A sure 10 (Report)Reply

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (3/8/2020 1:34:00 AM)

    Oh! ! I saw the title and was expecting a different poem! ! Well done, Rose Marie. Great poets can take their reader to new depths and new thoughts. Again, your style is so controlled and contained- it is like a drawing done with just the right amounts of pen strokes and shadings. 10+++++++++++++ another onto my fav list (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (2/24/2020 11:40:00 AM)

    For this excellent theme A Full TOP Score of 1o++++++Thank you so much for sharing this marvelous poem with this special theme. (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (2/24/2020 11:16:00 AM)

    We must always be careful in the confidence of strangers, despite their friendly and beautiful face, so it is with us, the human race, because God has banished this devil from paradise. I'm just too good a believer, I cannot distrust anyone, that is in real life a greatest problem, but there is constantly God's care whispering me in my
    ears, when I haven't made a good decision. Dear great poetess, you have such great variety in the poems' theme. True fantastic!
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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (2/10/2020 1:38:00 PM)

    Odds of love and life! ! !
    Muse of the Devil affecting us on earth.


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us
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  • Unwritten SoulUnwritten Soul (2/5/2020 11:32:00 PM)

    Yeah, they demand our trust but can be ended we found it crushed... Nice one Rose (Report)Reply

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (2/3/2020 7:31:00 AM)

    A wonted truth much allegorically expressed. Neat concise write. Nice.10+ (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (1/30/2020 11:27:00 PM)

    Reminds me of the teaching of Apostle Paul:

    Even him, whose coming is after the
    working of Satan with all power and
    signs and lying wonders, [2 Thessalonians 2: 9].....10++
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  • Anjandev Roy (1/30/2020 10:57:00 AM)

    Absolutely true. Well written.anjandev roy. (Report)Reply

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  • Akhtar JawadAkhtar Jawad (1/30/2020 12:15:00 AM)

    Very true, we must be careful if someone is extraordinarily gentle to us. A great thought nicely penned in a wonderful poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (1/29/2020 11:08:00 PM)

    Yes, it does happen that way.
    But let us take the solace in the fact that all the turbulence is on the surface,
    the essential nature of ocean is profound calm that happens deep within.
    There the the sea displays its utter tranquillity.
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  • Rini ShibuRini Shibu (1/29/2020 6:05:00 PM)

    Very true.. well written (Report)Reply

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  • Robert Murray SmithRobert Murray Smith (1/29/2020 3:22:00 PM)

    We have seen this time and time again. A face tels us nothing. Well penned Rose Marie. (Report)Reply

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  • Shaun CronickShaun Cronick (1/29/2020 3:04:00 PM)

    That's perked me up Rose Marie a well written poem with plenty of depth and thought put into it.
    A great write and so enjoyable to read. Thank you for writing and sharing it for everyone.
    10++ and added to my devil may care favs.
    Take care and I thank you again good Rose Marie.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020



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