Louder For Vengeance

It wasn’t really what he saw,

but more what he felt,

he screamed his throat raw,

as his calmness would just melt,

the fear ran through him like ice,

he saw her walk by

and he knew he killed her twice,

she was a shadow

in the darkness

heading toward his car,

the night was oddly bright,

and her profile was briefly

illuminated by the street light,

along the vacant street,

she walked quietly,

and there were no shoes

on her feet,

in death,

he thought he stole her breath,

but her life feared him

greater than tragedy,

her deaths were lies,

and the fear was clear,

it was a fear that cries

louder for vengeance,

as the stars filled the skies,

and once again,

he was staring into her empty eyes.

Source

© 2012 Frank Atanacio

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Storytellersrus 4 years ago from Stepping past clutter

Sad. I love the image "no shoes on her feet". And "fear ran through him like ice". I know that feeling.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks for reading storyteller :)


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Another great poem from you, voted up and awesome for real my friend, Joyce.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

wow Frank.. so scary and great.. I do love your poetry... BRAVO MY FRIEND.. sharing

debbie


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

gosh...Frank you should be writing thrillers.

awesome and sharing it across!!


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

You painted the picture so well. powerful, yet scary at the same time. Voted up awesome Frankie:)


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myownlife 4 years ago from london

Wow, Great poem. Really curiously entertaining. @Ruchira you are right, Frank has to go thrillers.

Cheers


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Joyce thank you so much and you've been so loyal to my work since day one bless you for that.. Our Dear Ms Brooks thank you so much too for reading my work....


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Ruch thank you for the visit and Marlene you'll always be number one in my book girl..


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you my own life for reading my share : ) Frank


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Nice, Frank... did you know I got hired as an editor for a literary horror magazine? some of your poems might be a good match. you should consider submitting them. efictionmag.com


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Scary images, but wonderful word pictures.

Frank, you are awesome poet


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epigramman 4 years ago

...one of my favorite writers here at the Hub and your style and the way you put your words together is unmatched and always a pleasure to read - when I start reading your words the film projector goes on in my mind and I watch a movie unfold in my mind - lake erie time 9:29am


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Congratulations PDX an your new position and I know you'll knock em dead bless you.. and VG good to see you again and Epi thank you and I tip my hat to you...:) Frank


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Frank, I have to agree. It's time to write a thriller. :) What? You haven't started yet? :) VUM!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

LOL ttombs thaks LOL and bless you


Poetic Fool 4 years ago

Wow, Frank! I don't know quite what to say! Such vivid and frightening word pictures you've used. So very easy to picture in my mind's eye. You do have the gift for that, my friend. Another great write that's been voted up and more.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks so much poetic fool bless you


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up. Wow Know that all over feeling of fear that sorta grabs a hold of you. Great poem and very scary. Passing this on.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks Gypsy rose lee bless you :)


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

chilling...you always send goose bumps along my spine...


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you raci for stopping by :)


christinemariezzz 2 years ago

Frank,

Your work, to me reads like the passing of white clouds on a darksky canvas, ekphrastic!

Christine


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you christinemariezzz


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Cyndi10 2 years ago from Georgia

Hello Frank, Thanks for sharing with us this dark turn in one man's life. You always paint such a vividly disturbing picture. Great work, as usual.


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Maria Antonia 2 years ago from North Carolina

I know this feeling all too well "...he screamed his throat raw..." excellently frightening poem Frank, it would make an interesting short story.


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you Cyndi,to see you too, and thank you Maria for dropping by bless you both :)

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