Jack the Ripper Would Confess

Jack the Ripper Tale

 

It was just that one night,

when a fear would call,

he thought he saw the light,

and he knew he didn’t fear God at all,

he knelt down in front of a Cross,

but he knew deep inside,

forgiveness for him would be a loss,

he expected God to hold his breath,

because he was about to confess,

death after death,

and he’ll be detailed or try his best,

it was madness,

as he lifted his hands

to make the Sign of the Cross,

he knew it was wrong,

but he sinned so much,

and he sinned for so long,

insanity and reality were out of touch,

but in order to confess,

he just had to be strong,

He heard that God

had the capacity to forgive,

and though the women he attacked

would not live,

God was infinite and filled with mercy,

but was that enough,

because his heart was hollow, empty, black,

and it would always crack,

then a young woman walked in,

she too had tales of sin,

but she was at the wrong place,

she realized that

when she saw his face,

her mouth open in horror,

he took command,

as her Rosary was clattering

in her right hand,

He was like an animal

out of his cage,

and he drew first blood,

as he was filled with contempt, anger, rage,

her prayers popped,

as she was calling on God,

then suddenly Jack stopped,

turned and walked away,

she watched in total fascination,

and she would not die that day.

© 2011 Frank Atanacio

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Elizabeth99 5 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

Interesting, very interesting. Good job :)


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duffsmom 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

Another dark, powerful piece. Great job.


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

Intense, gripping even. I like this one a lot especially how both characters are calling on God, and in a way, I think he responded to both. Great piece.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks so much Duff, poetvix and Elizabeth


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Good work, Frank. It's very creative and very entertaining the way you can take a time or place and add your own touch. I was intrigued when I saw the title because I was working on my novel this morning and mentioned, Jack the ripper.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

wow wayne barrett you're working on a crime thriller?


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Actually, it's horror. I just might finish it one of these years!


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

wow that so impressive :) wishing you good fortune my friend :)

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