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A. W. Nutter

A familiar door opens quietly
The living room still and vacant
Darkness engulfing sin completely
Shattered heart beating so rampant

Remaining statuesque, hatred building
Wedding vows casually tossed aside
Murderous thoughts I begin caressing
Life’s defining moment has arrived 

The children's beds tidily made
Their fragrance lingering in the air
Haunting echoes, bedtime serenade
Memories spoiled by mothers affair

Unable to hold emotions in check
The knife flashes, finding its mark
Severing the artery in her lovers neck
Plunging it through the traitors heart

Disappearing silently into the night
Weapon and soiled clothing destroyed
Entering my home through a trap door
Home defense system remains deployed

Children unaware they are motherless
As I carefully lay down by their side
Alarms intact, kids never left defenseless
Providing their father, an airtight alibi

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011

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Date: 2/5/2013 5:44:00 AM
this is a sad one Anthony,, yet your ability for writing poetry, is God sent,,, no one does it better than you...
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Date: 5/11/2011 4:49:00 AM
Vengeance rides the mental crest getting even might be blessed is it in France or Italia they say crimes of passion are ok :) great verse mate great comments good on ya Don
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Date: 3/12/2011 1:54:00 PM
Nice Anthony x
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Date: 2/22/2011 12:36:00 PM
You certainly have a gift for this deep, stirring stuff Anthony. Many thanks indeed for your visit and comments. hicky.
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Date: 2/5/2011 2:22:00 AM
Whoooooo. what a story. Hell has not fury like a man scorned. Great wirting, Anthony.. Elaine
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Date: 1/28/2011 5:21:00 PM
This is very descriptive with great rhyming. I hope this is not based on a true story.
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Date: 1/24/2011 6:52:00 AM
Good one..Very well describes a murder that one tries to hide...I watch "Snapped" on tv which is usually about women killing their mates..Some of them do some good jobs of trying to get away with murder..Enjoyed reading this morn..Sara
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Date: 1/24/2011 5:26:00 AM
Infidelity is a major cause of the high divorce rate everywhere Anthony.. u have written an elegant poem on a subject that plagues marriage and relationships in general... your last verse is priceless my friend..
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Date: 1/23/2011 2:06:00 PM
amazing really kept me drawn to the lines sarah x
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Date: 1/23/2011 1:24:00 PM
WOW....Love the ending. Interesting perspective. Jodie Q
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