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Interrogation

Updated on August 1, 2012


His eyes were glassy,

and his face looked like wet paint,

his lawyer called the police department

with a harassment complaint,

he knew he was innocent,

but he wasn’t a saint,

he felt the frustration

during the second interrogation,

he was in a mess,

and they just wanted him to confess,

he knew that the true rapist

was at large,

but what kept them there,

was an old rape charge,

that was then,

and they questioned him again

and again,

his patience grew short,

as they read the old report.

but they had nothing

that they could prove in court,

and that’s how it plays,

his capture fueled the media

for days and days,

but their case was weak,

and he chose not to speak,

his pulse was high and his heart

was beating fast,

and each interrogation

was more intense than the last,

there was simply no proof,

not a single sign,

but he didn’t try to decline,

he would just sit,

and took each interrogation hit,

but what he really wanted to say,

was take that badge and shove it.

© 2012 Frank Atanacio

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      Patty Kenyon 4 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      Voted Awesome and UP!!! Have you ever considered writing a crime novel? or even a screenplay? You choose your words very carefully and with such movement that the reader wants to continuing reading! Awesome Job!!!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Patty you are too kind.. and my words have movement? I like that comment :) bless you

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      Joyce Haragsim 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Patty made a great suggestion for maybe later on when you have more time.

      Voted up an amazing, Joyce.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      LOL Joyce thank you for always being on my pages bless you ..really

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Frank.. voting up and sharing.. I always love your poems.. hugs my friend

      Debbie

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      time2rite 4 years ago from Navarre, Fl, USA

      Awesome once again, Frank! Are you sure you're not a world-famous writer of crime novels using a pseudonym; I could almost swear you are Baldaci or maybe, Grisham or even Mary Higgins Clark! You ever think about becoming a CSI or something? Whatever you do or whoever you are, Frank, you sure know how to get us on the edge of our seats and into not just the mind of the innocent/not so innocent, but all the characters; and in such few words you always manage to give us a thrill with all the little details. Kudos; voted "Up" and "Awesome"!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      I told you Frank! Patty is right you know:) LOL Another awesome job my friend. Perhaps you already are hey Frank???

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Frank,

      WOW! This one was truly awesome buddy! Loved the flow of this one. I just had to keep reading, the suspense was there! Amazing crime poem here Frank!

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      gosh...what an interrogation :) Good one, Frank!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Our dear Ms Brooks, thank you so much :) and Time2rite.. LOL you are way too kind with your comment..bless you really.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Thelyricwriter.. just like writer20 you're always gracing my pages bless you for that and Josh thanks again for the repeat visits to my work and Ruchira it's always good to see you bless you all :) Frank

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up. Must of been a grueling interrogation.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thanks again Gypsy :)

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Smiled and laughed at your last line as it was unexpected :)

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      lol thanks Susan for the visit :)

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

      And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor.

      Shall be lifted - nevermore!

      Your poem reminded me of the cadence in Poe's poem.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thanks mckbirdbks for visiting my interrogations..:) Bless you

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Another winner Frank!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thank you Audrey again :) Frank

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      well, why not go and shove it? they're only looking for scapegoat man...

      great write Frank...

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      thanks racina :)

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