Killers have no pride,

when they plan on staging a suicide,

the temptations caused

useless aggravation,

and these cases are always charted,

when a killer pushes the rigid

finger of the not so recently departed,

inside the trigger of a gun,

plan set, deed done,

and nothing ever took,

and it’s always crazy,

in the way the end result would look,

it fails a lot,

the suicide victim had to have pulled

the trigger after he was shot,

and fifteen feet away

in another room were blood streams,

as foul play screams,

staging a suicide takes so long,

then you get it all wrong,

it’s an easy case to grab,

that being said,

you don’t even need the crime lab.

© 2012 Frank Atanacio

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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Frank my friend, your writing great crime poems.

Voted up and truly awesome, Joyce.

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

I thank you Joyce, but I have to start changing my formats a great deal of these crime poems I've written have violated hub pages content rules because of language and topic .. so advertising has been disabled on a great deal of them... so now I gotta try to write less dramatic :( but thank you so much again.. Frank

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samiaali 4 years ago

Hi Frank, This was a great poem! A very interesting subject. :)

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you sami

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PegCole17 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

This one was an interesting story, well done. I liked the slight difference in your style, Frank. After your comment about the ads I guess I better go back and read the ts and cs here. May have to move my story to the blog. Less dramatic. Okay.

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

LOL i think maybe it's a little too graphic for hubpages.. LOL thanks pegcole

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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

I guess there are always telltale sign of a setup. Nice work Frank.

Shame that you have had to change your style.

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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I had never thought about such a thing Frank. I suppose it would be something to plan out well. I do like the new style. Less graphic but still intense can be more than a slap in the face. HP is vigilant about content. I have three Hubs where ads are disabled due to subject matter (prevent child abuse, go figure). But then I see Hubs with the most awful profanity. I flag them but and have sent emails but never received an answer as to actual policy. Anyway, thanks for the write. I feel odd saying I enjoyed it. Regards, Hyph.

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Thank you.. and perhaps you're right maybe some folks flag my poems because they may be too graphic.. hmm because the S's come a day or two later.. but they come.. thanks so much for reading bless you H...:)

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

you are amazing.. love your poem....

I watch CSI all the time .. and they say the same thing.. You cannot stage a suicide....


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you Michelle.. Our Ms Brooks.. I enjoy your comments

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Frank Atanacio 16 months ago from Shelton Author

Thanks Rosemay.. I don't think Ill change it but I have to make it less real and tone it down :)

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