The Final Evisceration


It took awhile,

but he had to understand

everything in the case-file,

his train of thought crashing,

while the cameras were flashing,

and the one bedroom apartment

was a total wreck,

but what bothered the lead detective

was the disrespect,

it started with the ligature

across her neck,

starved her breath,

to prolong her death,

cigar burnt skin,

deep puncture wounds, very thin,

torture was clear,

as the vomit smell filled the air,

a long jagged scar

and a brutal vaginal tear,

there was the absence of rape,

but the fear of it was there,

her eyes shut with masking tape,

shocked by the horror,

as the terror would drape,

it was a horrible attack,

as he watched two attendants

roll the corpse,

turning the dead woman

slowly on her back,

her chest ripped apart,

and the final evisceration,

was the pulling out her heart.

© 2012 Frank Atanacio

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Moms-Secret 4 years ago from Central Florida

Gruesome act. Description clear as always but the saddest part is that it is not the imagined, impossible invention of a story that has never been. It is the after view of the dark parts of society.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

you are so right moms-secret..:) how you been girl?


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks Valleypoet for your comment and your visit bless you bro :)


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duffsmom 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

Frighteningly vivid and gruesome. Your ability to describe these things in a poetic way is awesome. Well done Frank.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

You have real life monsters and terror down to an art and put into words the horror that is modern violent crime in the most powerful way. Bravo!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you so much for visiting my page Duffsmom and Poetvix always good to see you bless you both :)


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Frank you are one hell of a poet! You open up the darkness and expose it for us all to see. We can't hide, we have to keep reading! You my friend are a genius of bringing the dark truth into the open and making us feel and see what we would rather pretend doesn't happen! This work is awesome and the imagery breath-takingly brilliant in its capacity to hit home!

Voted up + shared!!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

wonderful comment Seeker7 thank you so much bless you girl :)


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b. Malin 4 years ago

Oh Frank, now I'm going to have Nightmares...You really get the Adrenaline going, and our worst fears brought to the Surface. Excellent my Friend...Also my Votes, of UP & Awesome go to YOU!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks B. malin and sorry for the nightmares LOL


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Frank the TANK!! Voted up, awesome, interesting, and shared. What a picture! Awesome as always. I know I have told you a thousands times, but you could publish a book with your kick *** poetry Frank. Straight up, you the man Frank! I bet you would be a great author writing books. Your niche is interesting and your good at it. Best wishes always Frank, take care.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

thelyricwriter..who da man? LOL you crazy ...thanks for visiting


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

vivid imagery, ouch! vaginal tear. good work as usual, a ladies man! lol.


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Horror entwined with a detective mystery. Like a scene from " Seven"!


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

LOL u crazy..silly Marlene :) and thanks Wayne Barrett.. seven?


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

hahahhaa:) still a ladies man... lol


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

and you're still crazy silly and beautiful :)


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Thank you:) have a great day!


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

you too mama



lovedoctor926 3 years ago

that comment site sucks... wait to you read what I wrote it's about that. lol

thanks for reading my recipe. I hope you enjoy that raisin bread with coffee.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

Just tried it now.. wow that was a while, but you were right perfect with coffee..:)


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Senoritaa 3 years ago

Shivers down my spine again!!!!


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Frank Atanacio 23 months ago from Shelton Author

Shivers down my spine again!!!!


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Cyndi10 23 months ago from Georgia

Another gruesome, superbly written poem!

Have a creative New Year!


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The Examiner-1 23 months ago

It must have been as hard for you to write this as it was for the police to see the body. Another well written poem/story Frank. I voted up, shared and pinned it.

Kevin


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tillsontitan 23 months ago from New York

Shades of Jack the Ripper. What terror and pain were inflicted on that poor woman and shared so descriptively here. Another top notch horror Frank.

Voted up, awesome, and interesting.


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tiagodamiao 23 months ago from Torres Novas

Amazing! Voted Up Interesting and Awesome :D


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Frank Atanacio 23 months ago from Shelton Author

thank you Cyndi, Kevin and Tilsontitan for checking out my poem


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Frank Atanacio 23 months ago from Shelton Author

thank you tiagodamiao


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lisavanvorst 20 months ago from New Jersey

This is one of your best. The picture so realistic and graphic. It fit the story. Great hub!


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Frank Atanacio 20 months ago from Shelton Author

thank you lisa...:)

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