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Retina Picture

The surgeons took a photograph
And saw her killer pictured there,
Imprinted on her retina:
The Ripper’s face upon her stare.

*People used to believe that the last thing a person saw before death was imprinted on the retina and this was tried in the Jack the Ripper case – I just imagined if it had worked…

For Deb’s ‘What do you make of this?’ contest (the eye picture)

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  1. Date: 4/26/2013 7:55:00 PM
    Excellent poem Jack, enjoyed it.

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 7:40:00 AM
    Great 'picture" Jack. Think of all the murder mysteries unwritten. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 11:07:00 AM
    A grim rendition of that idea Jack, I do wonder how people become so evil...but then again no..its easy to just say that! I have my sources..) I have researched, anyway this write does not glorify these atrocites its just an angle..that was well presented.."

  1. Date: 3/12/2013 11:52:00 AM
    I've heard of this but doubt if it is true..still, anything's possible. Another brilliant one, Jack. Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 3/12/2013 6:56:00 AM
    Interesting. Can you imagine if this was true, eek. Good luck in the contest. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 4:52:00 PM
    oooh, that is an eerie thought!! Are you saying they tried to see this for real during the time of Jack the Ripper?? It can't be done even today, can it? Most interesting poem for the contest.

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 4:30:00 PM
    very interesting. i wish it were true...

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 3:26:00 PM
    Reads like winning material..Great information that you shared in this one..Thanks for the stops by and taking time to comment..Sara

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 3:05:00 PM
    Wow, this is a truly fantastic and ingenious of a write my friend! You have written a delightful and what used to be a very popular notion of death imprinted on the eyes! You have portrayed a masterful poem here, one that I really enjoyed reading about! What a spectacular piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 2:28:00 PM
    ghoulish but I remember brilliant story about that Jack, can't remember the name of it though ... good one xx