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A Scream Flooded The Air

Updated on March 16, 2017

Guardian Angel

The only sound in the room

was the ticking from a clock,

as she allowed his glare

to run through her like an electric shock,

his long and empty stare

conveyed a look of disgust, mistrust,

then a scream flooded the air,

like dust,

she knew,

that his anger grew,

he was like a dark cloud,

his thunder was loud,

like a swarm of angry bees,

it’s her face he sees,

as she welcomed death,

as he cursed beneath his breath,

she held no illusions about

her prospects of escape,

she welcomed her doom,

a shocked silence

had descended over the room,

words were preachless,

and the angry man had remained speechless,

he was her guardian angel, the only one,

but she took her own life,

and his job, reluctantly done.

© 2011 Frank Atanacio


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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      thanks lisa :)

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      Lisa VanVorst 3 years ago from New Jersey

      Wow Frank, your words always keep me on the edge of my seat.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      thanks for reading teri and ubani..:) thank you too will34 and Writer20 for reading a scream and Epi thanks for that fantastic comment :)

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      thanks Marlene for reading :)

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      Aphrodite Venus 6 years ago from Orlando

      A fantastic poem, wonderful imagery. voted awesome. keep up the good work

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ...and a sigh came from my heart after reading such a dramatic and soulful poetic rendering from a fabulous writer such as yourself. If there's a good chance of a writer picking the right words, well you just did it.

      lake erie time 11:54am Ontario Canada

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      Joyce Haragsim 6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Great dark poem with good writting.

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      will345davis 6 years ago

      This poem was wonderful. It was so full of raw emotion. Voted up and awesome.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      Great poem. Read how the anger grew to a burst. It is well written full of emotion and a bit of sad moments. Great poem. Fantastic

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      Terishere 6 years ago

      Wow, very profound poem!

      I voted up and awesome