The Skin Of A Sheep

The Skin Of A Sheep

 

It was during the winter freeze,

through the soft breeze,

he heard the slightest sound,

of a shovel breaking solid ground,

spirits flew by,

and ghosts stood around,

watching the angels cry,

as the sun sat high,

and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky,

the digging continued nonstop,

all emotions floated to the top,

as the earth was tossed up in a heap,

the tiny body of a child wrapped

in the skin of a sheep,

the detective rushed to the grave,

and the sight alone pushed him back

like a mighty tidal wave,

the young girl’s chest was caved in

with a street pole,

and angels trying to pull her body

out of that fresh dug hole,

he could hear her spirit shout,

as the angels continued crying out,

as far as he could see,

the child’s soul was desperately

trying to get free.

© 2011 Frank Atanacio

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LadyFiddler 4 years ago from Somewhere in the West

very nice ;)

Shalom and peace be unto you from GOD our father


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you ladyfiddler


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Getting close to Halloween you spooky guy! Nice write!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks Audrey again for your visit bless you


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

This was hauntingly beautiful, yet very sad to witness a child wrapped in the skin of a sheep. Was this symbolic? I felt the street pole so deep and the angels weeping trying to pull it out. Oh the madness of our world, I fail miserably when I see any harm come to a child, it sickens me, I suppose it hits to close to home with the abuse I received as a child. Well written my friend, I was moved.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks for the visit Vincent :)


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PegCole17 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Perfect timing for Halloween, Frank. Very spooky indeed.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks Pegcole :)


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Had to come back and read this one Frank!!! Sad write--but done so well!


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks again for coming back this year LOL Audrey


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Peggy W 8 months ago from Houston, Texas

Sad when anyone is murdered but it even seems worse somehow when it is an innocent child. "The angels cry..." Well written.


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Frank Atanacio 8 months ago from Shelton Author

thanks again Peggy W and I agree with you


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FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

Sad. Reminds me of the little boy who went missing in 1989 in Minnesota and whose remains were recently found. I hope the angels took care of him.


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Frank Atanacio 3 months ago from Shelton Author

wow Flourish how did you dig this one up..:) LOL

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