Death was the Cure


always does its best,

the detective looked down

at the dead man’s chest,

the air filled with city sounds,

and bullet casings all over the grounds,

small entrance, big exit,

death was no fool,

it was actually the rule

of thumb for gunshot wounds,

and death was the cure

for a disease called living,

and that much was sure,

death was all take and no giving,

nothing pure,

the detective knew that

it wasn’t going to be an open

and closed case,

he needed to find out who put

the holes there in the first place.

© 2011 Frank Atanacio

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pan1974 5 years ago from Columbus,Ga

Clever ending.

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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

If O Henry wrote poetry it would be like this one.

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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

Very creative...Sunshine wants to know who put the holes there also! :)

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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you for reading pan, Vin and Sunshine :)

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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York

A great one to bring back for us to read. It never is an open and shut case is it? Death is certainly all take and no giving!

Voted up, awesome, and interesting.

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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton Author

You're right about that and again thank you for being here for my older ones too :)

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