Weed Out The Indolent And Corrupt Poem by Rose Marie Juan-austin

Weed Out The Indolent And Corrupt

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You got your seat
Without any drop of sweat
Relied on your grandfather
Your namesake
And full time provider.

Your platform of government
Was capitalized
On his exemplary service
Integrity beyond reproach
His sacrifice for the oppressed
Utmost care for the youth.

You succeeded
With lavishness
Excessive grandstanding
Amazed the people
With highfalutin words
That were all Greek to you.

Ancestor shed blood
To restore freedom
Burnt eyebrows
To frame people's rights
Built the foundation
Of the nation.

Encaged yourself in a crib
Made of glass
People could not approach you
Except your men in uniform
And women in pumps.

Ascendant ruled the country
In tranquility
Freedom from all oppression
Freedom from corruption
Abundance in life.

The leadership in you
Robs peace and liberty
Breeds laziness and poverty
Allows the corrupt
To manipulate
Drives the good people to seek refuge
In a far away country.

Your grandfather
Wished he was dead
The shame that you caused
To his name
Took him into his grave.

The people rise en masse
To take away the seat
They granted
Exact payment
For the wickedness they reaped.

They safeguard
Their beloved Motherland
Assure the future of the youth
Freedom from indolence
Freedom from corruption.

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

Dr Dillip K Swain 13 February 2018

This valuable poem carries high impact and influence! You have laudably articulated the one of the most striking social/political issues: Assure the future of the youth/Freedom from indolence/Freedom from corruption...Thanks for sharing!

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 13 February 2018

Thank you very much for the wonderful comment, Dr.Dillip.

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Robert Murray Smith 18 April 2018

A poem that many would like to write but cannot for fear.

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Thank you, Robert for the insight. Your visit is much appreciated.

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Akhtar Jawad 20 April 2018

Corruption of politicians is seen everywhere in the world with a lot of anxiety, It must end, an universal message.

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Chinedu Dike 19 November 2022

A courageous rendition set aside for deep reflective thought.

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Nabakishore Dash 10 April 2022

A very outright poem on politics which happens in many Nations.Beautifully worded.

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Kesav Easwaran 20 February 2020

There is a story in Hindu Mythology. Therein a king called Venan who who came up in the line of righteous ancestors tortured his subjects, ordered to worship him instead of God. The sages pleaded him not to. But on his refusal they killed him using their word power. Your beautifully crafted poem provides the same message powerfully. Congrats Rose Marie 10+

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Indira Renganathan 18 September 2019

There's a saying in Tamil Nadu which means, the legacy of a grandfather will be spoilt by the grand son and all the wealth and good name will be destroyed and shamed...this is applicable to an individual family and a nation too..wealth has such power to stay well if only used properly and respectfully...a very impressive write with beautiful flow of words and expression..thank you Rose for all your comments on my poem..God bless you

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Valsa George 08 April 2019

But those who succeed them may be corrupt and indolent and when they come into power, they show their real nature. People will soon realize that they have been fooled by voting them into power. A well conceived current political scenario in many countries! Top marks.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin

Rose Marie Juan-austin

Laoag City, Philippines
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