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Part Warning Part Threat

Updated on September 24, 2012


His mind was made up,

he was all set,

his gaze was part warning,

and part threat,

everything he looked at dies,

briefly, he caught the guarding

detective’s eyes,

he was at the hospital corridor,

where his latest victim lies,

he was alive according to a report,

the killer’s first steps were short,

uncertain movements,

one that the detective could read,

but those that followed

gathered speed,

being seen by the detective

was a rare mistake,

an odd slip,

one that he would never make,

as he was moving shoulder to hip,

running forward in a full roll,

a hurrying stroll,

by the time he cleared

the hospital parking lot,

freedom he would meet,

and once again,

ready for the street,

but he’ll be back,

and that was a fact,

a sure bet,

take it as a part warning,

and part threat.

© 2012 Frank Atanacio

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thanks VG for the visit :)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Frank, yest another wonderful dark poetry.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      LOL Alastar i wouldn't wanna cross you lol thanks for stopping by :)

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      Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Those kind like to return to the scene of a crime or even their victims as in this case. A chiller that makes one wish the detective had just shot the rabid creature down.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      thank you ruch...

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Such intricate details make an impression that its happening right in front of us.

      Awesome, Frank!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Thanks Valleypoet for your loyalty bless you bro.. and Joyce you're just good for my ego :) LOL thanks

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Frank, you are a fabulous writer of poems. Your poems always read so well.

      Voted up and truly awesome, Joyce.

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      Valleypoet 5 years ago

      I liked the title Frank, very apt, I hope security for the victim is stepped up for when the killer returns....but even if they do, will it be enough?...you could make a mini series out of this?....a great read....thanks buddy:-))

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      thanks so much for stopping by B. Malin Jackie and Faith bless you all

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Frank, you are a master at these, as they are all too close to reality!!! Voted Up and awesome. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Guess no one wants this bad guy to win out, huh, lol. Great write however it goes.

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      Always a Good read, Frank. But Tobusiness, is right, let the Detective win!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      thanks tobusiness for stopping by bless you :)

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Gripping stuff Frank, but please, please, let the detective win this one. Man, you sure know how to bait a hook. Can't wait for the next installment.