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Homicide 101

Updated on March 20, 2016

The beginning of her day.

Clarisa hated her boring life.

It was a routine she lived,

Over and over again.

She was quiet and kind,

To everyone she knew.

Even those she disliked.

If they only knew.

She was a firecracker ready to explode!

She put on a happy face.

She did what she had to do.

The whole time she hated it.

The stress, the job,

the financial hardship.

No help from anyone.

She was alone,

or so she felt that way.


It all was getting to Clarisa.

Her marriage was falling apart.

Too many money problems.

Her job was too stressful.

Her life was so mundane.

Too many people depended on her.

She was going insane.

Enough is Enough

The annoying calls from her family.

The bills kept coming and no one cared.

Her body was drained.

Her head always hurt.

She hated being at work.

She hated being home more.

She wanted to go away.

A nice vacation in a warm climate.

Yet, she had obligations,

not her own, but to others.

She was so resentful.

She had enough.

The Gun

Clarisa bought the gun.

She waited the two days.

Of course she had no criminal background.

Of course there was no history of psychiatric problems.

If you looked at her, well she seemed so sane.

Two days later the gun was in her purse.

But why, she asked herself.

What am I doing with this gun?

That Day

She went home, she had enough.

The arguing continued.

The phone kept ringing.

Why, Oh why can't there be peace?

Why does everyone suck the life out of her.

It got heated and the arguing turned into screaming.

She pointed the gun. She was going to fire.

She couldn't take it no more.

She pointed the gun.

She pointed the gun.

Her hand shook with fear.

She thought of her life.

She saw him shed a tear.

She realized, she loved him.

She knew she was sick.

She could not take anymore,

she needed to go.

She pointed the gun under her chin.

He tried to stop her,

but it was too late.

It was over.

She was now at peace.

The End

The police came and yellow tape went up.

The officers took his statement.

He was in tears, what could he say.

She was dead and the gun lay still in her hand.

Apparent Suicide is what the one officer said to the other.

The other responded that at least the husband was alive.

It was over and although she was at peace,

well, the family would suffer and grieve.

No one saw it coming. Or maybe they did.

Maybe she never mattered.

They would move on.

She never felt like anyone,

just someone who lived and

now she is dead.

Just another no one. Here today and gone tomorrow.

Author's Note

This story is not true. However, it could be. If you or someone you know is suffering from depression, please get help immediately. There is help our there and it is just a phone call away. Talk to a friend, a family member, a co-worker, a therapist or a hotline number. Just do it! Depression is a serious sickness that could lead to the end of this horrific story. Don't wait, get help now.


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    • lawrence01 profile image

      Lawrence Hebb 

      2 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand


    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      2 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you lawrence01 for stopping by to read. I am glad this crime story drew you in. There will be more of these stories to come.

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      Lawrence Hebb 

      2 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      Completley drew me in, I had to keep reading! All of the above.


    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      2 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you aviannovice for reading and commenting. Yes Depression is a serious issue and cannot be ignored. Happy Easter!

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      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Ye, this is so true, that it COULD happen, and it probably has. Depression doesn't always take the mentally ill, as sometimes they lash out at others. You're so right, depression is not to be trifled with, as it will definitely hurt someone.

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      2 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Frank, I always appreciate your input. The dark side of me has woken up and the words just keep coming. Stay tuned my friend for more.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      This was an explosive ready to ignite at anytime poem Lisa... as always above said.. raw.. and holds back no punches.. very good dramatics my friend :) Frank

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      2 years ago from New Jersey

      Thanks Will, they must be blocked by my work computer.

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      2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I see them.

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      2 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Always, Wilstarr and DDE for stopping by to read. Yes depression is a serious issue and cannot be ignored. I do not see my pictures, maybe it is my work computer. Do my pictures show up on your end?

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Depression is not a good sign for any individual. You clearly state that in your poem.

    • WillStarr profile image


      2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      A very stark and chilling piece and you're correct about depression. Good work!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Wow, this was raw and could happen so easily. Depression took the life of two of my family member's. Thank you for sharing..


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