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Updated on September 10, 2015

Nose red, eyes glistening,

even after the captain’s stern warning,

the detective wasn’t listening,

his crudeness people just couldn’t take,

that detective made the mistake,

as he walked into the autopsy room

wishing all the ghouls in the chop shop

a fine good morning,

that only sparked a verbal

and written warning,

but he just criticized their role,

and the captain said

If continued on that path,

he would do so

with a new and larger asshole,

and it would comprise

of his boot size,

with nostrils flared,

red eyes glared,

they were not ghouls, he declared,

they were doctors,

when you feel like speaking, stop,

and it’s not a chop shop,

it was the office of the

Chief Medical Examiner,

they expect, respect,

get it through your head,

those doctors in that chop shop

speak for the dead...

Did he say Chop Shop?

© 2012 Frank Atanacio


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    • Frank Atanacio profile imageAUTHOR

      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      thanks pegcole for reading this older piece..4 years ago?

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      Peg Cole 

      2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      A little office humor to start the day. I can always count on you to see the bright side in these situations. Your talent is showing.

    • Frank Atanacio profile imageAUTHOR

      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      thank you always :)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Geez, Frank's a poet and I didn't know it. Hee..

    • Frank Atanacio profile imageAUTHOR

      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      this happened over three years ago so there is truth to this poem LOL

    • Jodah profile image

      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hey Frank, those coroners and medical examiners deserve respect...fancy doing that job. Good poem. Cheers.

    • Frank Atanacio profile imageAUTHOR

      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      Thanks Ruch for visiting my chop shop.. and thank you too Raci bless you both :) Frank

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      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      what did Frank say about Chop - shop?kinda rock...hit on...

    • Ruchira profile image


      6 years ago from United States

      did i read the chop shop...gosh, this city is all set for Halloween night :)

      keep it coming, frank!

    • Frank Atanacio profile imageAUTHOR

      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      thank you Lady E

    • Lady_E profile image


      6 years ago from London, UK

      I enjoyed reading your Chop Shop Hub.


    • Frank Atanacio profile imageAUTHOR

      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      Writer20 I have nothing but love for you bless you :)

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Yes, your poems are always very clear to see. This one is no different it's real good. Voted up and awesome, Joyce.

    • Frank Atanacio profile imageAUTHOR

      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      thank you so much VG and the lyric writer you still rock!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      I loved it. Your a true poet Frank, very detailed. Another great classic to the collection. Happy V-Day.

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile image

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      Frank, I did not want to read your poem tonight because most of the time you use dark images, and I'm in a mood to read Valentines on hubpages. But then like always I'm tempted to read you.

    • Frank Atanacio profile imageAUTHOR

      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      yeah Ms Brooks he said Chop- Shop LOL happy V-day to you too,, and sky thanks so much for your comment bless you bro :)

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      6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Did he say Chop Shop? I see whose side you are on. Great story. And what about ? No, but where in your mind ? Then it hit me it's a special family.

      Great thoughts and let your work continue to be the mirror of your thoughts. There can be no writers block. You are the undisputed brethren Frank.!


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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      This city is real scary.. lol.. Did he say Chop Shop? LOL.. I love your stories entertaining..

      Happy Valentines to you



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