The Crime Scene Host

The lead detective,

also known as

the crime scene host,

and that title

is what he hated most,

at every crime scene.

he could feel the victim’s ghost,

and soft prayers he would hear,

he’s left there,

to weather the storm,

he’d rather sit behind a desk,

for everything there was a form,

so he wouldn’t be bored,

merely wounded, dying or dead,

form number 52/244

stuck in his head,

the murder scene host,

is always taken the center stages,

but he’d rather be converting

the contents of four notepad pages

into a single page 24 hour

crime report,

in short,

he didn’t want to be

the crime scene host,

it wasn’t an appointed post,

and if he left he’d fear,

no one in the unit would volunteer.

© 2012 Frank Atanacio

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

send me a link so I can purchase and place on my stumbleupon page and facebook stumbleupon is where I get most of my sales :)


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

The crime scene host would fill the page, partly to contain his rage, and though he took center stage, the idea was to put the murderer in a cage.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Whoever decided they should be known as 'Hosts' needs looking at. Hosts are normally related to pleasant functions.

Another interesting piece Frank.


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Frank,

"it wasn’t an appointed post,

and if he left he’d fear,

no one in the unit would volunteer."

It is the job and justice for the victim that is important to him and not the title.

Voted up and awesome

Have a good week. :)


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Frank, another remarkable piece of work. There are always some jobs that has to be done, but no one wants to do. I recently watched a film about an army officer whos job was to inform families about the death of their loved one. As a job, this must be So soul destroying.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

A song contribution, as I now cannot get outta my head... would be"Dead Man's Party" by Oingo Boingo....

The word 'host' feels as eerie as 'anniversary of one's death'...a criminal butchering of the English language... Voted UP and FAB!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Mck.. thanks for your piece LOL and thanks for stopping by.. Thank you Rosemay.. it's the way things are.. host greets all parties who come onto the scene from lab.. to the meat packers .. thank you for visiting...Suesswan thanks for correcting that little error for me in asubtle way..LOL bless you.. someone's gotta do it right tobusiness? LOL thanks for the visit.. and thank you marcou for stopping by the crime scene :) I'll be your host today bless you all Frank


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

If only Smashwords would move faster. I keep looking for it to be changed because at first I sent a horizontal picture for the front cover but they needed a vertical one so off it went to them to no avail. It's the steam engine train story and The Undercover Detective. Will let you know.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

oh yeah you should take it off here so folks who search engine wouldn't get it for free..LOL


Valleypoet 4 years ago

After years of working behind a desk, being a lead detective at a murder scene sounds like a challenge LOL.....the reality is, I would take one look, throw up and head straight back to my desk...good job Frank


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you Valley


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

LOL that was funny...Thanks Epi bless you

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