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The Young Girl In Red

Updated on September 14, 2015

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He was a predator by his own admission,

he exposed himself simply by telling

her lies,

she saw that in his big brown eyes,

he was deranged,

as he smiled at the young girl in red,

her face changed,

and she removed the hood from her head,

he looked at her up and down,

as if he were taking stock,

the red hood fell to the ground,

her face went blank,

as if from some sort of shock,

he moved closer, and she slightly shrank,

the wolf stopped, and was just standing there,

his motives were clear,

and in that moment she would fear,

she tried gathering her composure,

hunger in his eyes, she sees,

as they stood alone in the dark,

underneath the trees,

her body elongated,

her feet moved over the bare dirt,

his teeth exposed,

and she knew they’d hurt,

above her the moon hugged the night,

a lonely child in the forest

was a frightful sight,

her grandmother’s house was very far off,

maybe just under a mile,

she grimaced as she tried to smile,

the wolf had forgotten his perpetual anger,

for just a little while,

and the fear would pile and pile,

so she cried,

knowing that her future

had already died.

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© 2011 Frank Atanacio

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      Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Lol. Keep that well meant smile on the faces of your readers.

      Yes brethren Frank the anticipation builds and then you are reminded that it a poem . Being able to do that with words is the absolute thrill in writing , it's yours to enjoy.

      Great depiction, Frank style.

      Bless

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Yay Frank--do more of these!!

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      Senoritaa 5 years ago

      Nice! And what an awesome sketch!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Really Great.. Your words keep me spell bound. I love to read what you write.. I am a fan of yours. I voted up and awesome.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      thanks Senoritaa.. you too Audrey.. and Sky thanks for stopping by :)

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      oh and Our MS Brooks.. I am a fan of yours too :) thank you

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Very descriptive. Fearful and funny at once. Great job.

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      chrisam01 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California, USA

      This is great! I love fairy tale motifs.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Funny MsDora? LOL I gotta love the way you think :) Frank and thanks Chrisam01 for stopping by

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Love this one Frank, great writing. Voted up and awesome for real.

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      sofs 5 years ago

      This is amazing!! Dramatic!! I love the punch in that last line!!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Thank you writer20 and Sofs thanks for visiting my Lilttle Red Riding Hood

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      I actually shivered! Frank, you sure know how to put a spin on what we thought we knew. Woweee.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      thanks for stopping by Hyphen.. :)

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      sweetie1 5 years ago from India

      Hi Frank, very nice poem with lots of sadness in it. You definitely know how to put words in prose . Voted it up even though i dont like things with sad endings.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      then I must thank you sweetie1 for reading what you dislike :)

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      Nelly A. 5 years ago

      Now I'm your avid fan.... and I'm still forcing my head to believe it's "just" the old story that I knew about... (with a little shiver). There are so many red riding hoods out there... just hiding... afraid to tell granny about the bad wolf. So sad. Great poem!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Nelly A thanks for reading and sharing your comments with me :)

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Frank

      My favourite colour is red.

      Maybe I should watch out for the big bad wolf.;-)

      Voted up and awesome.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Sueswan.. weclome perhaps my writings aren't as calm but good to see you aboard ")

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      sweetie1 5 years ago from India

      No frank you got me wrong, i liked reading your poem and i do like sad movies, it is just it makes me feed sad later on as i can not get sad things out of my mind soon.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thanks again Sweetie bless you

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      P. Thorpe Christiansen 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Just what I have come to expect from you, Frank. This is awesome. Well done.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thanks you LOL duffsmom :)

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      acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

      Oh my goodness you painted a very real picture with your incredible words.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thanks acae..:)

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Do we have any hope that she made it to grandmas house Frank? You have a real talent even if it does sometimes surprise me but I don't know why. I lived on true crimes for years so I surely know there are few good endings, lol.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thanks Jackie for visiting the young girl in red :)

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      Lissette 4 years ago from Central Florida

      You pen fear, sorrow, and last thoughts so well Frank. Masterfully done. You diminished all hope and there is no sign of an axe man here. I wreaks of truth, she wouldn't have thought to wish for the axe man. I really enjoy your spin on the classics.

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      Lissette 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Oh and great photo!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thank you soo much Moms :)

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      ah...I will learn to pay more attention...

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      say what?

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      child predators take advantage of young, naive innocent little girls who become easy targets to manipulate. voted up crazy scary! Doc.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      Marlene I agree with you 100%... :)

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      This is superb! How about Hansel and Gretel next?

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      LOL Flourish, thank you for your visits on everything I do, anyway, God Bless you

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      Rebecca Furtado 3 years ago from Anderson, Indiana

      remind me not to offer treats to the not so cute wolf like puppies? If only she had a milk bone to distract him.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      thank you Rebecca :)

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