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Same Game

Updated on November 18, 2015



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Sanity hid behind a closed door,

The nature of the crime was the same,

Unequivocal evil at its core,

Different name, same game,

The Brooklyn Streets remain hot,

This time she was not stabbed,

Or garroted, she was shot,

The young woman’s body frame was bigger,

And she was a year or two older,

The last body found in an August heat,

In November it was colder,

She was found on a busy street,

A single bullet wound

To the back of her head,

Hair pulled back in braids,

Pretty but dead,

Her body crumpled near the bus stop,

Found during the early morning light,

Missing for just one night,

Killed in a single day,

And the sad part of it,

Was that she only lived a block a way,

Naked, hands tied,

Mouth taped,

Rape implied,

Evil was burning like a flame,

Different victim, same game.

© 2013 Frank Atanacio

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      LaDena Campbell 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Sad...she was killed so close to home...And sadly this happens way too often...Great job as always!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thanks for stopping by Justateacher

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      It is very frightening that the killer is so very bold or either just very comfortable in that particular environment, as it is most likely his neighborhood too, and he knew her comings and goings. Sanity or insanity?

      Voted up ++ and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thanks Faith bless you

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      gosh...it is treacherous!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thanks for stopping by Ruch :)

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      So chillingly true to real life. Well written.

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      Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Evil was burning like a flame

      Different victim same game

      Your the go to writer for dramatic crime poetry Frank, bar none.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thanks Blossoms and Alastar for visiting my same game :)

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Frank, about 2 weeks ago, I had a male cousin shot and killed two houses from his home. "Different victim, same game." I must mention that the poetic form added novelty to the story.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      wow im so sorry for your loss :( MsDora

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      Joanna Chandler 4 years ago from On planet Earth

      WAW u sure do have a nack for writing these types of stories.

      Good work Frank

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thanksLady...fiddler..:)

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      The crime scenes you depict never fail to shock Frank. I like the title of this one.... it says a lot about a sad fact of life...a great write:-))

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Different style but always their MO..a trademark pattern for their crimes. Very eerily descriptive!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Thank you for stopping by Valley Poet good to see you and thank you too Wayne Barrett.. thanks for the comment :)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Frank, this morning I read about a woman raped on the street in India. After reading this poem I'm haunted by a question: why women are always victims.

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      Lisa Williams 4 years ago

      The rhythm of this amazing(and scary) story was perfect. Very well written, nice job, I voted up!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thank you lisa williams :)

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      acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

      A scary subject, stunningly written.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thank you acaetnna :)

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      You just grab and don't let go--I am expecting a book soon--

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Audrey you're too kind :)

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      You certainly know how to get a reader's attention. Great job, Frank.

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      Frank Atanacio 21 months ago from Shelton

      thanks Flourish

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      Frank Atanacio 21 months ago from Shelton

      that's terrible Vin :(

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