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Irene Gray

Another city, another life
I opened a new chapter
to rise from the ashes yesterday,
discarding painful memories
of a childhood torn asunder
by the monster called "Father"

I used to be dragged down by senseless guilt,
confused by the ill perception of love
but those grim days were long gone.
Now I'm a woman who knows her worth.
Let idiots try to lay their hands on me,
they'll find a lioness in me,
breaking them 'till they beg for mercy.

My first day in the office here,
I saw the male colleagues sneer
they doubted a woman can do better
when the job title is criminal reporter
I worked hard to earn their respect,
proving I'm not poor in intellect
and slowly the cloud of doubt dispersed
replaced by trust and loyalty
among dear friends.

One evening, I was called by my chief
who introduced me to an insider,
I was asked to work with him,
the man who works undercover,
dealing with dangerous scumbags
who treat others' lives like rags

I was told that there's corruption,
lurking among law enforcers
and my chief wanted me to help him,
find the gang of traitors.

Little did I know that this is the beginning
of a strong bond among hunters.

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I like this one! A woman who is willing to stand up for herself in a mans world - ( this is going to be popular with women ). te he - her courage comes from past history! having learnt to deal with a monster of a father and all the associated feeling that go with it! - then rising up in self worth and confidence! Yehh!

Well done Alid

Love Mand xxx

Actually this poem is another addition to my hunter series. I was inspired by Ian's Digit. He was a serial killer. I created the team of hunters,who hunt violent criminals and his character ganged up with Carrie's Nevermore and Gee's Killer. the other members in my team of hunters are Grace Tan, the psychic in "The Story of Grace", Sulong Fazwan, the undercover police officer in "Insider" and "Night Market" , Dr Chaz, a criminal pathologist in "Hunting The Predator" and Digit's Copycats".


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I thought there was more to it! I haven't kept up with all that is going on in the workshop but I knew that there would be a conglomeration of characters. ( I like this one ) makes me want to find out about the others! Te he

Love Mand xxx

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