Get Your Premium Membership

Dear Dr Fred You Missed The Big One

When I was young,
I loved sports.
I was an accomplished rugby player,
I excelled as a distance runner.
My mother and I were very close,
I watched her being filled with pain medicine.
Her death only came after much pain,
from her lung cancer.
After studying medicine my first position was as a general practitioner,
then I was caught forging prescriptions so I could use them.
A high death rate came among my patients,
a number of cremations on older women was on the rise.
Some were old~some sick needing my help,
more death certificates followed.
They found me guilty on twenty five counts of murder~could there be more,
after all I am "The Angel of Death."
I am here to make it all right,
to let you go to a better place.
I am not guilty,
I am innocent.
Now on the eve of my 58th birthday it must end,
I must hang myself.
Only if you had walked in my shoes,
would you really have known the truth to my life.
Date written: 8/4/2022
7 Place
Dr Harold shipman Contest
Sponsored by: Joe Maverick

Copyright © | Year Posted 2022




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 9/6/2022 7:23:00 AM
Now I understand this is a true story my dear friend. I don't know about this doctor but thanks a lot for the information from your awesome and creative piece. Congratulations on your win! Blessings. Hugs
Login to Reply
Date: 9/3/2022 10:48:00 AM
Your poem is wonderful, Paula. Crazy, isn't it, that he could feel he was not guilty. Congratulations!
Login to Reply
Date: 9/3/2022 1:27:00 AM
A beautiful writing in the form of an autobiography. Congratulations!
Login to Reply
Date: 8/6/2022 8:45:00 AM
Very engaging poem, Paula. There's always other ways to look at what we see in life, Paul Harvey became famous with, Page 2, the rest of the story. :-) I enjoyed your poem my friend. Bill
Login to Reply
Goldsmith Avatar
Paula Goldsmith
Date: 8/7/2022 12:34:00 PM
Thanks for your visit. Glad you enjoyed it. Yes, there are more than one way to look at something. I wanted to take it from him being very close with his mother and her being so very sick. It must have had something to do with his life. Have a very blessed day...................
Date: 8/4/2022 11:46:00 PM
Wow! This is highly creative and imaginative my dear friend Paula. The crime story here was absolutely spine-chilling. A compelling masterpiece to read and I love how you end it. If this is for a contest, a winner for me. Thank you so much for sharing. God bless you always.
Login to Reply
Goldsmith Avatar
Paula Goldsmith
Date: 8/5/2022 11:20:00 AM
Thanks for your visit. Your WOW!!! and very kind words have made my day. (Thanks) Glad you love my ending. This write was based on a True Story. It is for a contest. Thanks for calling it a winner. Have a very blessed day/weekend.................
Date: 8/4/2022 9:39:00 PM
You have made Shipman's crimes wonderfully justifiable.... ! I really loved your psychological approach . All the Best dear Paula !
Login to Reply
Goldsmith Avatar
Paula Goldsmith
Date: 8/5/2022 11:14:00 AM
Thanks for your visit. Glad you love my psychological approach. I wanted to try and tell it from his point of view. Maybe his very sick mother had something to do with it. Killing is wrong and what he did was wrong. Guess only he knew for sure what really happened and why. Many questions with few/no answers. Have a very blessed day/weekend.................