number seven

It was so alarming,

that men found her charming,

she was an evil woman,

without any pride,

who had the luxury of homicide,

six dead husbands,

and that fact she’d hide,

cashing in life insurance policies,

with her mouth closed, eyes wide,

she would walk through the city,

as a plump, sad faced woman

expecting pity,

telling everyone that she’s sorrows daughter,

while number seven was awaiting slaughter,

she took the act of murder

to the level of theatrical farce,

as her seventh husband sensed

that his death was near,

clutching his chest and gasping for air,

she would just smile and stare,

as deep gurgling noises

began to rise in his throat,

the images of death would coat,

as she turned calmly towards the door,

leaving number seven on the kitchen floor.

© 2011 Frank Atanacio

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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom

well written but horrible!!


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

If she was my neighbor I would pass on asking to borrow a cup of sugar! Anger management pronto! Awesome poem Frank!

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Darknlovely3436 5 years ago from NewYork

I think i met the woman before, she is my x husband mistress(:) nice hub thank for sharing

love the humor


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Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

Blown away! I had to take a peek back at the face on the picture to insure myself that it was not someone that I know .

What a poem what a time,what a time, what a poem.

Avery great start to my day , it promises to be a busy one with schedules collision .but what a start.

Thanks Frank!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago

Flowing, dark write about a really dangerous gal! She's not someone I'd want to tango with!

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gmwilliams 5 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

The dark widow strikes again. Great but scary hub! You are a great writer. You would be an excellent writer of horror fiction!

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Darknlovely3436 5 years ago from NewYork

Well, he is not dead as yet, but this woman look like my x mistress.

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Carolyn2008 5 years ago from Boston

A well written poem! Reminds me of Edgar Allen Poe.

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shea duane 5 years ago from new jersey

totally wild.

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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

This qood a poem written so well. Voted up and awesome my good friend.

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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton Author

thank all of you for reading this :)

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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks Indian Chef for your comment :)

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LadyFiddler 2 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Just AWESOME Frankie! I love it , huh there are women and men who actually illustrate your poem in reality isn't it sad. That people can be so greedy for riches but how much of it do they enjoy when or if their conscience is pricking away at them everyday. Then again after awhile their conscience leaves them.

I am sharing your fine work :)

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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton Author

I agree with you auntie lady ha!

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