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Below is the poem entitled THE PREY AND THE BAIT which was written by poet oluwaseun bakare. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Before and beyond time
Not one man will make a case
For such a pathetic story
Owing to self bigotry

You complain by the day
You murmur by the noon
At twilight, you sob by the way
And lament at the fullness of the moon

Yet, you transfer the blame
You’ve become a prey in the game
You often pray to maim
Yet, the bait has made you lame

Left at the mercy of the hunters
Oh! You have too quickly forgotten
When you gullibly devour their meal
To you it’s just a sumptuous meal

At least not to them
You are but a chicken being bred
Their champagne to you is ‘ultimate’
At a toss, their grain is yours

Like no tomorrow you lived
But here comes the day of reckoning
You’ll not only pay through your nose
They’ll suck you like a hose

Your milk, fat and blood they’ll drain
Like forever it’s not going to rain
On you they’ll make a full gain
And you’ll dearly pay for the grain

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  1. Date: 1/30/2011 6:27:00 AM
    Very light touch on a serious subject. Hope much success in poetry such as this.

  1. Date: 1/29/2011 1:55:00 PM
    Quite creative, impressive as well as expressive write on The prey and the bait, the game goes on, oluwaseun