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Sunday, July 2nd

Updated on August 22, 2014


On Sunday, July 2nd,

things got truly bizarre,

she shot a man and woman

who were just sitting in their car,

she was wired up

and then it got strange,

she shot her pleading husband

at point blank range,

between the eyes

it was a perfect hit,

and she laughed about it,

she continued shooting as she walked

up the street,

fired twice at the mail lady,

knocking her off her feet,

she was in bad shape,

and the shootings were captured

on surveillance tape,

you could hear the detective

on the police radio,

I shot her several times

and she wouldn’t slow,

the voice came back in static chatter,

how many times did you try?

I’m telling you, it doesn’t matter,

the crazy bitch won’t die,

I shot her in the head twice,

the detective would sigh,

that day was dark and loud,

several riot cops lined up in front,

and if you were standing in the crowd,

you would be looking at a false reality,

you’d be thinking police brutality,

as they all fired several times,

you closed your eyes thinking

the police were committing the crimes.

© 2012 Frank Atanacio

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Thanks so Much Our Ms Brooks :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Frank.. this is so great. wow.. what can I say. Your poems are WOW.....so deep.. Love your work

      I voted up as usual

      Have a great night

      Debbie

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Senoritaa thank you so much.. we still have to do one together :)

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      Senoritaa 5 years ago

      Oh my God! Your poetry is sometimes unintelligible but leaves a strong impression.

      I am sorry I have been falling back on reading hubs -- work pressure. Hope to be caught up soon. Cheers. :)

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Thanks John.. and thank you PH..always good to see you on my pages..leaving footprints :) thank you so much Frank

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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Great Poem, well done. Perspective or lack of it can be everything. I am always amazed when I read articles that discuss how often eyewitness testimony is inaccurate. (And we convict people on the basis of eyewitness testimony and DNA evidence often overturns those case.)

      Don't know if your read Malcolm Gladwell (I highly recommend his three books - staff writer for the New Yorker). He has several chapters on perception and perspective and how easy it is to be wrong when we are so sure we are right.

      Interesting concept, interesting poem.

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      John Sarkis 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      That's because the Greeks and Romans were the only European civilization that did not have qualms about anything..., again, enjoyed the hub...

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Hey John thanks for visiting me on July 2nd Sunday.. and I don't even know what epistolary is.. but it sounds dirty.. lol

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Eddy.. thanks again for the visits it's a pleasure having the likes of your talent grace my pages :)

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      John Sarkis 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Excellent writing...is this epistolary? Anyways, voted up

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Another taste of your talent my friend.

      Very dark and as always told in your own unique style.

      I have to award that up up and away.

      Take care

      Eddy.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      thanks so much Cyndo10 for stopping by and Audrey good to see you here on July 2nd.. and Sky you are always on top of the game bless you Frank from the block!

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      Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      There you go brethren, it's the grim reality of the life we are living in and again I will repeat myself joining with the great Marley and say, if we are ever thinking it's the end we are so wrong , it's just the beginning.

      It's a frightening reality. Great write.

      Bless.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Great write! Dark and cleverly done!

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      Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

      Hi Frank, This was extremely well done, very dark, but so well done! I thoroughly enjoyed it. (No surprise there.) Thanks for sharing with us.