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A Detective’s Soliloquy

Updated on January 27, 2017
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A Detective’s Soliloquy

 

As a homicide detective

he knew everything was wrong with his life,

any man could lie to their wife,

but he would sit at his desk,

yelling into a phone extension,

sensing the thick tension,

feeling the apprehension,

veins popping out of his red face,

explaining to her that he had to work late

on a murder case,

in his marriage, the trust fell,

and if she didn’t believe him,

she could go right to hell,

there was a curse word attack,

and then, after convincing her,

his blood pressure would stack,

he would then slam down the phone receiver,

and start an argument with the coat rack.

© 2011 Frank Atanacio

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      Frank Atanacio 21 months ago from Shelton

      I hope you stay and share for more than your two years ..bless you Missy

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      Missy Smith 21 months ago from Florida

      I like catching some oldies but goodies, Frank. After all, I'm pretty new here still, I need to catch up. I have officially been signed up here for two years, but in all actuality, I've only been a part of this hubpage family since May 2015. :)

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      Frank Atanacio 21 months ago from Shelton

      thanks Always and Missy for checking out my three year old entries :)

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      Missy Smith 21 months ago from Florida

      Whew! I could feel his blood boiling! This is a brilliant piece of poetry that matches your common theme of writing. Nice work my friend.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 21 months ago from Southern Illinois

      I like this Frank. Glad you shared it. I didn't know you did poetry!

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      Frank Atanacio 21 months ago from Shelton

      thanks Flourish :)

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      You're a great poet. The images paint themselves because your words are so sharp.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      Cyndi and Ariel-Cal thank you so much for stopping by and reading

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      Evelia Veronica Rivera 3 years ago from Bridgeport, CT

      As always a great please to read!

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      Cynthia B Turner 3 years ago from Georgia

      Poor detective, poor wife. That must have been fun to write. It was certainly fun to read.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      thank you so much Phyllis :)

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Oh, that poor man. I do hope he calms down. LOL Great poem, Frank. You really brought out his emotions strongly. Well done.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      thanks so much examiner :)

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      I love it Frank! Detectives are one of my favorites (I love mysteries) and I can picture this guy (on TV/movie) as I read your verse. I voted it up, shared and pinned it.

      Kevin

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      LOL...silly

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Okay punk. : ) Hugs

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      thank goodness cuz u still my favorite on-line home-girl :)

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      "R" not angry, never was ... just agreeing with your poem.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      r u still angry?

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      You're right ... "any man can lie!"

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      Thanks X-man for your continued support bless you

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Guess, I missed this the first time, glad I caught up! This is great. I can feel those veins a poppin.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      but ill have you no other way

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      You're so right! Lol

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      LOL crazy :)

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      my pleasure frankie dawg. lol

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      lol thank you marlene

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      LOL.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thanks Audrey for visiting my Soliloquy and Epi I mean Sir Epi.. you're still number one second to none.. Bless you bro Frank

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ...you are still and always will be - one of my favorite writers Sir Frank .... lake erie time ontario canada 12:00pm

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      So funny Frank!!!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      i keep resharing this one like I mentioned to Chris above it was and still is one of my favorites.. took me all but two minutes to create.. go figure huh? LOL

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Missed this but glad to find it today.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      thanks for the comment justateacher bless you and thanks for your support

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      LaDena Campbell 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Glad to laugh at one of your poems! I really enjoyed this one!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      thanks cyndi for reading my soliloquy

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      Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

      Funny! Great way for me to start my Saturday. Thanks for that. Take care.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Chris and S. thank you guys so much bless you and Duffsmom you are just too sweet god bless you and your husband Frank

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      P. Thorpe Christiansen 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      You do have a way with words. Do you have ebooks of your poetry, Frank? You are my all time favorite poet here. Maybe because my husband was cop for years in bad areas of a big city and I worried every time he walked out the door. Who knows? But I do enjoy your work.

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      Christopher Dapo and S. 5 years ago from Havelock, NC

      Frank, I honestly would love to have more time to browse all the great articles by you and other hubbers on here, it's just that S. and I are forced to resort to visiting the local library to obtain our internet writing time, so, as you can imagine, it's fairly short and sweet...

      ...But we enjoy it anyways, especially when we get the moments to read such wonderful pieces like this one. Keep it up, bro!

      - Chris and S.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      thanks Chris.. you know this was one of my favorite pieces of poetry of all time.. and it's been on here for months and you're the first LOL I'll return the favor bro...:) Frank

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      Christopher Dapo and S. 5 years ago from Havelock, NC

      Terrificly funny, Frank! :D

      - Chris and S.