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Who Killed Jonbenet

Jonbenet Ramsey, six-year-old beauty queen
Found dead in the basement of her family home
Photographs showed an expression so serene
And to this day the perpetrator unknown

To solve the case, police questioned a neighbor
Both of her parents were under surveillance
Suspicion also cast on a jealous brother
Too young for exposure; it gave her no chance

This mystery has remained unsolved for years
Fingers have been pointed in all directions
After Jonbenet's death such contests drew jeers
Many crowns won; scant time for celebration

Perhaps her killer will be identified
But as time passes, hopes continue to fade
For her death, will anyone ever be tried
Bleached hair, painted nails; she was just in first grade


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  1. Date: 7/23/2011 2:54:00 PM
    I haven't been on Soup much in the last couple of days and have a ton of congrats messages to send - and not much time to send them in today! Forgive hasty message -many congrats on your wins : )

  1. Date: 7/22/2011 9:37:00 AM
    Diane, Was the mother in all reality, I think, by her unholy disires to see her own failed accomplishments become manifest through her daughter. I suppose the mother over used the cattle prod to motivate the daughter to proform. Money has silenced the truth. Interesting mystery piece. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 7/22/2011 5:47:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Carolyn Devonshire's "Unsolved Mysteries" contest Diane. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/21/2011 8:23:00 PM
    Great poem. It still pains me, as her mother died without knowing who killed her daughter... or did she know? Well done. Lee

  1. Date: 7/21/2011 7:31:00 PM
    this is so sad Diane.... it is tragic in every sense of the word. All of it. And a mystery that I think will be solved eventually. Congrats on your HM

  1. Date: 7/21/2011 4:23:00 PM
    Perhaps it had nothing to do with her being a beauty queen but it likely is. I felt so bad for her parents when this was going on. congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 7/21/2011 3:40:00 PM
    gosh, her hair was bleached for those pageants? This is one of those things that will always haunt us. It's so strange how they cannot figure out the killer. Don't you hope all these many mysteries will be revealed to us one day! Congrats on your win. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/21/2011 3:04:00 PM
    My congratulations on this win in the contest of Carolyn, Diane

  1. Date: 7/21/2011 2:27:00 PM
    You're right, Diane, the more time that passes the less hope we have that Jonbenet's killer will be found. I don't like having bleached hair and painted nails on six-year-old girls just so they can compete in pagents. Great write! Congratulations on your success in the contest. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/12/2011 1:25:00 PM
    A sad story indeed. All the sadder in that the killer has not been brought to justice. A well-penned piece. Thanks for visiting me and reading. Regards, Robert.

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 1:30:00 PM
    Yes, I've heard of this poor little girl. Very sad indeed.

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 9:53:00 AM
    This is such a sad story-- I can still remember her from the news from before-- very tragic mystery indeed...stirring tribute to Jonbenet, Diane...

  1. Date: 4/9/2011 4:33:00 AM
    I am so glad that the family was cleared with new DNA testing that is available..They said on the news that it was a unknown male that did the crime..Sad that she died such a horrible death..If the person that did it ever gets in a position where they have their DNA tested, the law has the evidence to match up with the offender..Thanks for stopping by with the kind review..Sara

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 10:37:00 PM
    It's like Marilyn Monroe or who shot Kennedy, one of those things a mystery people will remember for many years to come. An interesting topic to write on, Diane!

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 4:19:00 AM
    I still remember this story Diane, it even made the headlines here in SA.. Beautiful write of this tragic event, love Wilma

  1. Date: 4/7/2011 9:31:00 PM
    This was so sad. It takes someone like you to keep her memory going. It is completely out of the news. Her mom died right after she was eliminated from suspicion didn't she. So very bizarre. Why don't you just pick a poet whose poems you like and write that you would like to meet her. Might jsut give it a try. Thanks for your comments. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/1/2011 1:45:00 PM
    still a mystery unsolved... i remember this tragedy with eagle eyes.. remarkable read, dine! :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 3/21/2011 7:00:00 PM
    A very well written piece. Doesn't this make you wonder why they have not found her killer? And it is as bizarre as little Kaylee Anthonys death. Maybe Johnny Carson was right. "We can go to the moon but we can't open a bag of potato chips"...really sad...thanks for your post....

  1. Date: 3/21/2011 4:29:00 PM
    Sad and touchy tale of Jonbenet Ramsey, I think read about it somewhere, Diane