Ligature Mark

It was the illusion of tears

and nothing more,

the rain couldn’t wash away the fears,

but it was looking to seed,

as it collected in small beads,

and ran to the hollows of her face,

her dark brown eyes were fixed wide,

lost was her grace,

she had nothing left inside,

she stared across a wet pavement,

but she didn’t see a thing,

as comfort was what the rains would bring,

during the rainfall she didn’t budge,

her clothing were dirty and smudged,

blood dripped,

her clothes were ripped,

blotted red where life ran out,

a single ligature mark,

the deep impression of a cord or rope,

was the ending of all hope,

the impression traveled the entire

circumference of her neck,

crisscrossing,

just below the base of her head,

it was mind tossing,

as she sat there, dead.

© 2012 Frank Atanacio

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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

The you go tapping into the the mind without any interruption.

Describing effortlessly the situation on hand. Strangulation by the murderers hand.

keep up the great work brethren Frank.


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Express10 4 years ago from East Coast

You have a real gift with words Frank. Another great job.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you sky for taking the time to read my ligature Mark :) and thank you too Express10 bless you both Frank


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Another gifted masterpiece my friend;so another up up and away.

Take care

Eddy.


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Another great one Frank you are out doing yourself. Voted up and Awesome was the only way to go, Joyce.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Eddy you're just too nice and writer 20 still gotta love you :)


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janiek13 4 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

very good, the title caught my eye.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Thank you Janie :)


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duffsmom 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

Wish I could see inside your mind - a fascinating journey I'll bet. Well done, as always.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

the grace in which you present this case your Honor sent goosebumps to my nape...cleverly written...


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Maybe one of these days I will try this.

I mean not what you describe, but how you describe.


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Great poem - you created just the right atmosphere. Voted up.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Duffsmom you are too sweet but there is nothing on my mind..LOL and Raci.. clever.. yes you are :) VG no matter what you do it'll be better then most trust me :) and Blossom it is a pleasure having you grace my hub :) bless you all Frank


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

You do know how to give me goosebumps!! You are the best!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

you're sweet Audrey and too kind thank you


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time2rite 4 years ago from Navarre, Fl, USA

Truly gruesome; love it!


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

time2rite thanks again bless you for stopping by


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LaThing 3 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Another awesome, fascinating poem! Didn't realize the end was such until I reached the end..... Wonderfully written, Frank. Always impressive! Voting up, awesome and thanks for sharing! :)


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you so much Lathing :)


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas

The mark of a mass of emotions pouring forth in one last struggle to come to terms with life while trapped in the process of implementing the methods to end it. A tortured soul eventually must come to terms with the agony of living and thus leave its mark as it departs the world. Nice stuff. ~WB


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

whoa..LOL thanks wayne barrett :)


Valleypoet 3 years ago

The rain as tears, evokes feelings of sadness for the victim. The rain also washes away the blood, but the fear remains in the eyes that stare blankly across the pavement...you manage paint a vivid scene very skilfully with so few words..great work Frank:-))


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks sir Valleypoet for checking in on one of my older ones :)

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