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Authority

My scent is overwhelming
I can be seen when someone faces me with fear in their eyes
My presence can be clearly detected
I’m implanted within a few
My victims live in terror
I can control others with my mere presence
I’m lurking behind each opportunity, yet my responsibility embraces all in my view
My prey is your mistake
I am your parent explaining to you your misdeeds
Ready to pounce like a lion on my prey, your errors
Bullies cower in fear when I arrive
I am authority
Never forget, I hover above you, all the time, everywhere,
You don’t want to be caught in my wrath



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HannSawyer15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 12, 2011 at 12:58 pm:
Nice! :) I love how you started off with "my scent" it's a bit odd because it's a poem about authority but thats what I like about it. :)
 
Livvy97 replied...
Aug. 12, 2011 at 3:44 pm :
Thanks!!!!!!!
 
EnigmaticBeing replied...
Oct. 27, 2011 at 9:07 am :
 I've written poems that give off the same vibe as this one, so I guess it's true what they say about great minds thinking alike. :)
 
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