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The Ghost Knew

Updated on February 5, 2015

The Beast and the Soldier ( Poem 2 )

His swinging fist

sent the beast back,

it was a clear miss,

but he challenged the attack,

he wasn’t fully trained,

but the young soldier charged again,

ignoring the pain

that would drive any other man insane,

he heard the alarming sound

of grinding bones below his lungs,

the beast would continue to pound,

and the soldier

fell to the ground,

but he would not let the beast win,

he stood up and shook,

as he continued the fight,

no matter what it took,

he was willing to fight all night,

and the beast understood that look.

Postmortem Examination ( Poem 1 )

The Ghost knew,

the sights,

the frights,

the lack of heart pounds,

all sounds,

the smells,

there was nothing else,

no more time,

the crime,

no matter how stark,

brutal and dark,

pale against the process

by which the murdered

are dissected and examined

to find the cause,

the ghost would pause

at the legal clause,

and the necessity

of the postmortem examination,

what frustration!


© 2011 Frank Atanacio


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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton


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      Naomi 3 years ago

      Tell me about getting lost on blogs On a daily basis I think I need to recarte my way with mine. But then the other day someone described it as an eclectic mix and I thought I quite like that! I always love your posts, because they're honest, insightful and never contrived in any way.Vive la difference!! (don't know what I've added that I just like it ) xx

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      thank you carrie

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      Carrie Lee Night 3 years ago from Northeast United States

      Voted interesting and awesome; love your poetry style :). Keep the feelings flowing; its what keeps us alive :). Have a great day.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      thanks for stopping by my friend :) LOL keep on floating

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      Kiriu 6 years ago

      I am floating Atanacio. Pleace help me abit.