Rose Marie Juan Austin

Gold Star - 218,530 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

  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (3/9/2020 1:27:00 AM)

    To preach something and to practice the very opposite. This world is full of such people. A bold voice yours against them. Good poem on a social theme, Rose Marie 10+(Report)Reply

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  • Magadha RaniMagadha Rani (12/18/2019 11:02:00 PM)

    But when you scribe your notes
    They are all lies
    Your lying pen emits
    Blood monies
    And the cries of the oppressed.....liked it so much. an excellent work dear mam. thank you for sharing....10++(Report)Reply

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  • Anjandev Roy (11/11/2019 7:29:00 AM)

    An outstanding write. Thank u.anjandev Roy.(Report)Reply

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  • Practicing PoetessPracticing Poetess (11/8/2019 10:29:00 PM)

    Unfortunately, there are ppl in positions of power who are corrupt.
    A well-written poem, Rose Marie, and congrats on Poem of the Day! : -)(Report)Reply

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  • Sandra Feldman (11/8/2019 10:20:00 PM)

    A unforgettable poem that does justice to the honor of being Poem of the Day and long to be remembered.(Report)Reply

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  • Sandra Feldman (11/8/2019 9:07:00 PM)

    To call out evil,
    Is incredibly daring and fair
    To call it out so beautifully and well,
    Not many can or dare.

    A most wonderfully written and courageous poem! Should be held as an example.
    with universal qualities(Report)Reply

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  • Malabika Ray ChoudhuryMalabika Ray Choudhury (11/8/2019 7:35:00 PM)

    Bold voice on Injustice! Congratulations, Dear Poet!(Report)Reply

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  • Chima OnonogbuChima Ononogbu (11/8/2019 6:30:00 PM)

    This is awesomely delivered. Thanks Rose.(Report)Reply

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  • Thomas CostonThomas Coston (11/8/2019 6:30:00 PM)

    The fall of great countries begin with the corruption of their judicial system. Congratulations on a well deserved POD.(Report)Reply

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (11/8/2019 11:04:00 AM)

    Proud of you dear Rose, not only for the POD but for this bold and courageous poem that makes a strong stand against Injustice.
    Predator is an outstanding poem. Heartiest Congratulations Rose! .......10(Report)Reply

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (11/8/2019 8:51:00 AM)

    Well conceived and insightfully brought forth in persuasive poetic expressions with artistic excellence. A beautiful work of art. Thanks for sharing, Rose. Remain blessed.(Report)Reply

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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (11/8/2019 8:24:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem on the twisters of justice, the back-robed tribe, as predators...
    I am glad to see this poem as POD.
    Congrats(Report)Reply

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  • Tom Allport (11/8/2019 8:14:00 AM)

    A truthful write of those that prey on others.......well penned.(Report)Reply

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (11/8/2019 7:38:00 AM)

    A sharp and bold voice against injustice. Congratulations Rose on the selection of this excellent poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Kenneth MaswabiKenneth Maswabi (11/8/2019 6:00:00 AM)

    Wow, it is a beautiful piece of poetry...i really enjoyed it. Thank you dear poet for sharing.(Report)Reply

    Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin(11/8/2019 6:06:00 PM)

    Your wonderdul comment, Kenneth is much appreciated.
    Thank you for taking time to visit my poetry page.

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (11/8/2019 5:40:00 AM)

    You traded the gavel of Justice/With jet ski and muscle mustang/You love to acquire high-end things...brilliantly expressed! Many congratulations for this insightful piece of poetry being chosen as Poem of the Day!(Report)Reply

    Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin(11/8/2019 2:48:00 PM)

    Thank you, Dr. Dillip for your great comment and all your
    comments on all my poems.
    Your constant support is much appreciated.

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  • Shaun CronickShaun Cronick (11/8/2019 4:26:00 AM)

    Salutations! ! And congratulations! ! Well done! Kudos to you good Rose Marie. Your excellent, powerful and thought-provoking poem rightfully chosen for Member Poem of the day. You thoroughly deserve this accolade.
    And may you and the loved ones around you live a long life filled with virtue. I wish you and all around you the best this life has to offer. You are a blessing and a great credit to everyone on this site. Well done!(Report)Reply

    Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin(11/8/2019 2:45:00 PM)

    Shaun, thank you so much for your heartwarming and very
    inspiring comments.
    You gave me inspiration. I wish you the best in everything.

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  • Akhtar Jawad (11/8/2019 3:17:00 AM)

    Congrats! This wonderful poem deserved this honor.(Report)Reply

    Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin(11/8/2019 2:20:00 PM)

    Thank you, Sir Akhtar for being with me
    in my journey with Poem Hunter.
    Your wonderful comments on all my poems
    will always be treasured.

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  • C F (11/8/2019 2:01:00 AM)

    Congrats for being chosen POD!
    You have written something true and very relevant nowadays, a sharp edged poem! 10+(Report)Reply

    Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin(11/8/2019 2:13:00 PM)

    Thank you, Chito for your great and honest comment.
    I know you have witnessed what corruption can do to one's country.

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair(DPN) (11/8/2019 12:30:00 AM)

    A poem that expresses an oppressed mind's contempt for the high people's love " to acquire high end things at the expenses of people's rights and honor. Fantastic. Congratulations Rose Mary.(Report)Reply

    Rose Marie Juan-austin(11/8/2019 8:42:00 AM)

    Thank you for your wonderful comment, Nair.
    I feel honored.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 30, 2017

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 19, 2017