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The Bible Was A Message In Time

Updated on February 18, 2012

Christ, another Bible,

the detective picked up

that opened book,

and without taking a look,

he tossed it onto a chair,

with a dozen others,

and it wasn’t that he didn’t care,

the Bibles were just found there,

book marked at the same page,

it was almost like an act on stage,

the bookmark held its place,

even as pages fluttered

in the cool breeze of an air conditioner,

amongst the clutter,

Lamentations 2:21:...

A Bible was found after every murder,

right next to the body, without fail,

almost like a paper trail,

shedding light on a dark city,

and remembering a line,

" you have slaughtered them without pity,"

It was a true crime,

and the Bible was a message in time.

© 2012 Frank Atanacio

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    • Frank Atanacio profile imageAUTHOR

      Frank Atanacio 

      5 years ago from Shelton

      thanks Alex :)

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      Alexander Silvius 

      5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      You certainly have a flair for the sad inevitable ending. Hit the like or up button, whatever they call it these days.

    • Frank Atanacio profile imageAUTHOR

      Frank Atanacio 

      5 years ago from Shelton

      Thanks Integrity :)

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      IntegrityYes 

      5 years ago

      That is another awesome one. I voted up.

    • Frank Atanacio profile imageAUTHOR

      Frank Atanacio 

      5 years ago from Shelton

      I dont know Cyndi10 LOL but thanks for the visit and thank you too KDuBarry for stopping by the bible :)

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      KDuBarry03 

      5 years ago

      Very clever; well done! This is a worthwhile read :)

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      Cynthia B Turner 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      Amazing! How do you do it so consistently?

    • Frank Atanacio profile imageAUTHOR

      Frank Atanacio 

      5 years ago from Shelton

      thanks mismazda..:) bless you

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      mismazda 

      5 years ago from a southern georgia peach

      Wow..great work...and how so true that the BIBLE speaks to us...when not expected.

    • Frank Atanacio profile imageAUTHOR

      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      thanks the lyricwriter for stopping by :) Frank

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      This was clever Frank. Really enjoying some of your older work. Hope all is well pal. Take care.

    • Frank Atanacio profile imageAUTHOR

      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      thanks so much Our Ms Brooks it really does mean a great deal to me coming from you :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Oh Frank.. You are so awesome.. the way you wrote this it really makes you think.. I love this.. voted way up my friend

      Blessing to you

      Debbie

    • Frank Atanacio profile imageAUTHOR

      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      thanks so much VG ..cousin..LOL

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      I'm so much in love with your poetic style. Good work, cousin!

    • Frank Atanacio profile imageAUTHOR

      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      thanks so much PHDast7 your comments are indeed second to none :) Frank

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      Theresa Ast 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      How very interesting...and different. Yet still part and parcel of your personal genre. Very, very good.

    • Frank Atanacio profile imageAUTHOR

      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      yeah thank you eddy.. no wait Sueswan.. you're just stealing her say.. when you used up and away LOL Kidding ..thanks Sus..:)

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      Sueswan 

      6 years ago

      Hi Frank

      Very clever. :)

      Voted up and away.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      thanks Audrey.. and Poetvix thanks for stopping by :)

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      poetvix 

      6 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      This one was beyond scary. It's so cool how you can make a beautiful rhyme but yet tell a story and convey such harsh emotions. The Bible in the mix just somehow makes it all the scarier. The mixture makes for a heady brew.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Outstanding Frank!

    • Frank Atanacio profile imageAUTHOR

      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      thanks so much time2rite :)

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      Kathryne Waller 

      6 years ago from Knoxville, TN USA

      This one was good! Reads just like a true crime, Frank; awesome!

    • Frank Atanacio profile imageAUTHOR

      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      thank you so much Susan for stopping by :)

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I really like this one Frank.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      thank you Denmica :) Frank

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      DenMica Eugene 

      6 years ago

      Love it, the most meaningful things in life we overlook!

    • Frank Atanacio profile imageAUTHOR

      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      thanks so much again tobusiness :)

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      6 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Very interesting, a gem of a story in so few words, well done. voted up

    • Frank Atanacio profile imageAUTHOR

      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      thank you Cyndi 10

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      Cynthia B Turner 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      This is really cool. Is it the beginning of a story? Although it can stand alone, I can see you building on it. I love the whole premise of it.

    • Frank Atanacio profile imageAUTHOR

      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      thank you grin for stopping by and thank you shim-dawn and it is you who amaze me lets get that straight right off the bat :) Frank

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      shimmering Dawn 

      6 years ago

      Frank you amaze me...your thought processes! Have a blessed day! Peace!

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      grinnin1 

      6 years ago from st louis,mo

      Your writing is always worth the read. They make you think about things from a different perspective. Another great one!

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