"Crime"

 

My heart was a flutter
    the first time I saw you,
        like a million butterflies
    trapped inside my chest,
longing to be free.
The first time,
     I laid eyes on you,
        I swear,
my heart skipped a beat.

And in the blink of an eye,
     you were gone.
Not a fingerprint,
     not a footstep,
          not a mark, 
     not a trace
left behind.
Not a hair from your head
out of line.
The day you murdered me...
      You left no proof of the crime.

No leads to go on.
    No suspects to blame.
        No clues to this puzzle.
A mystery you remain.

© Copyright NMJ 2011

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Comments 30 comments

MrDSpade2 5 years ago

Very creative Nikki, i never get tired of your writing style, but missing that original pic...

Nice cheese pic though, lol.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

hehe i know i all cheesed out. thanx


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Matt in Jax 5 years ago from Jacksonville, FL

I like the waterfall-type writing style too and a really great poem.


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Elizabeth99 5 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

Awesome, I love mysteries lol :)


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Ouch, harsh and realistic. You never hesitate to open up.

Like the new pic. It's more... you. Cheers.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks for visiting matt! stop by anytime! yes romance mysteries are the best elizabeth, and this was a case of love at first sight, but the guy did not see her or (maybe he did too but couldnt stop) either way its like he turned a corner and he was gone. perhaps she will never see him again, which is the crime, how he kinda "murdered" her, nothing from my real life doug, just came to me yesterday so i went with it. i wanted to portray the moment like it was a crime scene investigation.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

So now I'm wondering if this is a love lost or one of those chance encounters. When you only see someone, feel an instant attraction and can never forget them.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

its really both. it was love at first sight, but she never saw him again, and it killed her, metaphorically speaking. she would spend her whole life looking for him, but had no idea who he was. just a face with no name and nothing to go by. and she wasted her life away and never loved anyone else. hmm perhaps i should do a part 2 of this...


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

Very nice Nikki!! I really felt this one in my gut! Or maybe cause of the way I am feeling right now!!

smiles :)

bella


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

and how are you feeling bella?


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DarkDisOrder 5 years ago from B.A.D. (Beyond All Dimensions)

Nikki, crime indeed is a topic i ravage in, seductive read..


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

i will be posting a continuation of this today.


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SkiFACE 5 years ago from The Underworld, A.R.D. (A Robbers Dream)

A continuation describing a life i'm all to familiar with, yes this is intoxicating, Nikki, cheese on, cheese on, lol..


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

you got something against cheese!?? lol


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

A barnstorming arrangement of amazing criminal mastery. LOL. I love the lines "...The day you murdered me...

You left no proof of the crime..."

That is just great. And making it a crime just makes it all the more pronounced. I love your damn the torpedo style of confronting the thing. Oh, and I love the new pic too. Heh.


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia

Damn fine!

I loved every line of this...


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SkiFACE 5 years ago from The Underworld, A.R.D. (A Robbers Dream)

Do i have something against cheese, why no Nikki, i like cheese burgers, lol..


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

good morning hubbers. astra thanks so much for that comment, lol damn the torpedo style eh? cool. glad you like the pic. as skiface and mrdspade call it cheesy lol


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Bumpsysmum 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

Intriguing and can't wait for the next episode :-)


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

Well, I certainly didn't expect murder. Very creative.

voted up


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

there may be a part 3 bumpsy.. :) thanks, and thank you too fay. expect the unexpected or expect nothing at all.


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SkiFACE 5 years ago from The Underworld, A.R.D. (A Robbers Dream)

Wonder what you've been up to, Nikki.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

busy at work and stuff. just tried catching up on hubpages.


JadedLove 5 years ago

The only mark left is in your heart. Wow Nikki, i love this. Almost like letting one love you is the painful touch unseen. Can't wait to read more.

Johnny Love


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blaise25 5 years ago from close to you...

Not a hair from your head

out of line.

The day you murdered me...

You left no proof of the crime.

-I'm speechless. This is the best from the three.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

see I told you it was my favorite lol thanks blaise!


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Very good, sorry I missed this one! ^


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thanks Jackie, its a continuation poem. Follow the other two links for the rest of the story here. These are some of my fave writes. I like how they came out. Thanks for stopping by!


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ahorseback 3 years ago

Hi Nikki , sorry I haven't been here more to enjoy your writing and photography , You do amazing stuff my lady !........Happy birthday !..Ed


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thanks Ed. My birthday is tomorrow but thanks in advance!

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