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Another File

Updated on March 10, 2017


If you like this crime poem you may like this one too:


http://frankatanacio.hubpages.com/hub/Same-Game

A seasoned detective who had run the course,

thirty-five years on the police force,

and he really didn’t know what to say,

another homosexual murder,

a man killed for being gay,

stacks of reports in one pile,

and the detective was shuffling through

another file,

then removing a five-by-seven

color photo of a half nude

blood soaked wreck,

very raw and crude,

hog tied from feet to neck,

on the apartment floor,

it was a homicide that shook

him to the core,

there was a red blindfold on his face,

earring ripped out of his ear,

murderer gone without a single trace,

as the gay community would fear,

another file, another cold case.

© 2011 Frank Atanacio

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      Frank Atanacio 14 months ago from Shelton

      thanks so much shyron for checking out this old piece..:)

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      Shyron E Shenko 14 months ago from Texas

      Wow Frank, very graphic and well written, well done, great poem.

      BTW are you in law enforcement?

      Blessings my poet friend

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      Frank Atanacio 14 months ago from Shelton

      Thanks Till for reading my 3 year old poetry... still fresh though, right? LOL

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      Amazingly chilling but not amazingly sad. Your poetry truly evokes the sadness and brutalness we live with in this world. Sometimes when I read your poetry I feel like I'm watching a train wreck, its so sad but I can't take my eyes away (that's a compliment btw).

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      thanks Cam :)

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      Chris Mills 2 years ago from Maple City, Michigan

      Very fresh, creative approach, Frank. So.....what's missing here? Oh, another file please. Second verse solving the first. Thanks for sharing.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      thanks Cyndi and Jodah for visiting my file ")

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Wow Frank, crime poetry as well as your short stories. Well done, excellent imagery in so few words. Voted up.

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      Cynthia B Turner 3 years ago from Georgia

      Raw imagery is absolutely your forte. Your poetry is skillfully and beautifully executed, but painful and haunting to read. That's the definition of poetry, I suppose. It lingers and evokes strong emotions. You are so talented.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      thanks wigaralishah :)

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      Wiqar Ali Shah 4 years ago from Peshawar Pakistan

      i agree with Fullerman5000

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thanks Fullerman5000 I drop by your page and return the favor bless you bro :)

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      Ryan Fuller 4 years ago from Louisiana, USA

      Deep and edgy, I really enjoyed the way this flows. Great work. I cannot wait to read some more of your works. Keep churning these great poems out.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      keep on writing my friend :)

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      Marlin 55 4 years ago from USA

      It's always a pleasure to see you Frank!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Hey Marlin55 longtime hope ur writing is coming along swell..thanks for popping by my file..

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      I know right? LOL just kidding thank you so much LaThing!!!

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      Marlin 55 4 years ago from USA

      Great job with the imagery, Frank. You paint some very frightening images.

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      How do you do it, Frank? Poetry out of such horrid images..... Only a true poet can do that! Great work, buddy.... Voting up and everything :)

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thank you coffee :)

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      ...another cold case...another strong drama injected into my veins. A wonderful and capturing poem, Frank!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      hey thanks Vin for checking out my files..:)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      My dear detective poet, your writing is very powerful, images you evoke hang before my eyes.