Rose Marie Juan Austin

Gold Star - 103,100 Points (Laoag City, Philippines)

The Predator - Poem by Rose Marie Juan Austin

You have a razor-sharp mind
And a barb wit
You speak eloquently
It matches
Your long black damask robe.

In your court
You have a zest for verbal combat
And strongly worded views
On all issues.

But when you scribe your notes
They are all lies
Your lying pen emits
Blood monies
And the cries of the oppressed.

A wise and experienced man
Armed with hired hands
That trapped litigants
Laden with fortune
And waiting to be swooped.

You traded the gavel of Justice
With jet ski and muscle mustang
You love to acquire high-end things
At the expense of people's rights
And honor.


Copyright 2017, Rose Marie Juan-Austin, All Rights Reserved

Topic(s) of this poem: injustice


Comments about The Predator by Rose Marie Juan Austin

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/11/2018 9:38:00 PM)


    Profound poem, strongly worded. For the sake of name, fame, money, glory they overlook the injustice done. You nailed it with this crafty poem.10++++ (Report) Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (11/9/2018 6:53:00 AM)


    You love to acquire high-end things
    At the expense of people's rights
    And honor......absolutely brilliant expression! A marvelous poem! To MyPoemList
    (Report) Reply

  • Jez Brul (11/8/2018 5:49:00 PM)


    So glad to see this poem as POD after a long long while that I have not logged in to PH due to super busy days. This marvelous philosophical poem deserves more than just being a poem of the day... It is a poem for life.! Congratulations po, ma'am Rose for a well-deserved POD.10+++++++++++++ and to my poem list.

    Congratulations po, ma Rose..This fine philosophical poem
    (Report) Reply

  • Lungelo S Mbuyazi (11/8/2018 12:29:00 PM)


    This is absolutely thought provoking fine art works....

    Congrats on for it chosen aa the PoD

    Admire:
    But when you scribe your notes
    They are all lies
    Your lying pen emits
    Blood monies
    And the cries of the oppressed.

    I vote 10+++
    (Report) Reply

  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (11/8/2018 12:16:00 PM)


    Thank you, dear Poets for all your comments.
    They are like petals of flowers showered on my Poetry Page
    inspiring me to pen more.
    We may not find material wealth in Poetry but the recognition
    and admiration given to our works are worth more than the sea
    and sky.. A treasure beyond the power of money.

    Thank you, Poem Hunter for giving me an opportunity to know more
    the distinguished Poets on this powerful site through their
    wonderful comments,
    (Report) Reply

  • Aqua Flower (11/8/2018 11:40:00 AM)


    Congratulations for this well written pick of the day. Sadly a truthful depiction of the values and priorities of society and the Injustice in a political systems. You know what they say, money is the root of all evil. Thank you for posting. (Report) Reply

  • Nadia Umber Lodhi (11/8/2018 11:34:00 AM)


    razor-sharp mind
    And a barb wit
    You speak eloquently
    It matches
    Your long black da
    (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (11/8/2018 9:36:00 AM)


    You traded the gavel of Justice
    With jet ski and muscle mustang
    You love to acquire high-end things
    At the expense of people's rights
    And honor.- - - - -A commentary on the working of judicial system where it has become difficult on the part of poor people to get justice as the moneyed people win cases by employing powerful lawyers.
    Congratulations for being selected as the Poet of the Day.
    (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (11/8/2018 9:11:00 AM)


    A poem so beautiful and precise depicting the true colour of predator with sharpened words. Loved reading it. A well deserved poem of the day. Congrats! (Report) Reply

  • Chinedu Dike (11/8/2018 9:02:00 AM)


    Sober thoughts beautifully woven in a great poem. Thanks for sharing Rose. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (11/8/2018 6:52:00 AM)


    A wonderful poem about justice has become a play thing for powerful and mighty. How poor and helpless people have been denied it since long. An eye opener indeed. Deserved to be poem of the day. Congrats. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/8/2018 6:07:00 AM)


    Once I have told that this poem values more and today I have seen this poem on poem of the day. Congratulations. (Report) Reply

  • Michael Hopkins (11/8/2018 4:59:00 AM)


    Yes, a very telling poem of the reality of our justice system or shall we say in truth, our lack of justice system. (Report) Reply

  • (11/8/2018 3:23:00 AM)


    A poem of truth that is there for all to see the predator hides then feeds of you and me? .......well written Rose (Report) Reply

  • (11/8/2018 3:06:00 AM)


    This is so candidly presented between the most alien relations of two living beings of the predator and his prey in a society makes it the most outstanding one......Rose.......deserves to be the POD.....10++++++++ (Report) Reply

  • (11/8/2018 2:39:00 AM)


    Wonderful poem Rose, congratulations for being selected as poem of the day (Report) Reply

  • (11/8/2018 2:17:00 AM)


    Injustice!

    Maybe, the History of Humanity.
    Told strongly, boldly, with brave metaphors and descriptions..
    Denouncing the cowardly crimes of those who are empowered but instead of defending rights
    take them away, abusing power.
    Impeccably written and beautiful too. The truth in poetry, the call for justice, the defense of innocence
    always makes one feel, New.

    Thank you for this wonderful poem.
    Well merited honor
    Of Poem Of the Day..
    (Report) Reply

  • Mahtab Bangalee (11/8/2018 1:07:00 AM)


    excellently written-

    A wise and experienced man
    Armed with hired hands
    That trapped litigants

    /// black hand has flaring power but in times!
    (Report) Reply

  • (11/8/2018 1:03:00 AM)


    Congratulations on your poem The Predator being selected as Member Poem Of The Day. (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (11/8/2018 12:59:00 AM)


    A sharp and poignant write. Reading it today’s high profile lawyers came to my mind. But it could point to any body endowed with tremendous power but lacking justice and empathy for commoners. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 30, 2017

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 19, 2017


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