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A repeat of the story of  "Murder in Our Town," told in a different poetic form.

(Spenserian Sonnet) A flagrant man is Robert Brown, a swine; his eyes glow red like ember coals of fire. Will fate be kind or bring him bitter brine and will his soul the evil one require? Did in pretense he seek to prove desire and rise to plant a kiss upon her lips? He sliced her neck and watched his wife expire, as blood streamed down and dripped from fingertips. Yet rumor spread as neighbors came to grips with horror of a murder in their town, and newsmen raced to pen details in scripts while lawmen flocked to chase the villain down. I held my mother in my arms and cried; her eyes met mine in sorrow as she died.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 3/23/2018 12:22:00 PM
YOU DID NOT WRITE THIS IM PHONING THE POLICE. THIS IS A STAIN ON THE POET COMMUNITY.
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Date: 3/23/2018 12:19:00 PM
THEIF
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Date: 6/6/2015 10:41:00 PM
I do like the way you wrote this Cona ;)
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Cona Adams
Date: 6/7/2015 2:37:00 PM
Thank you, Debbie. The last two lines are fiction, but it is a true story - it happened to be the only murder in our community where I grew up.
Date: 12/28/2014 6:26:00 PM
Cona, Thank you for commenting on my comment. I want to take this time and wish you a wonderful New Year. I'm making this my year of new hopes and new opportunities. I have a good feeling, 2015 will be one of Poetry Soups Brighter and Better Years. Sending warm hugs. Always & Forever Linda
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Cona Adams
Date: 12/29/2014 8:38:00 AM
Thank you so much, Linda. I appreciate a positive thinker. Let us both look forward in hope and expectation of a wonderful New Year. I am so glad I found the Poetry Soup community, and though I am experiencing a bit of a down time at present, I know it is only a temporary glitch.
Date: 12/27/2014 12:00:00 AM
CONA, Congratulations -- This is a great way to end and start the new year, having your poem featured on the soups front page. Hope your Christmas was a merry one! Always & Forever ~LINDA~
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Cona Adams
Date: 12/28/2014 5:01:00 PM
Thank you, Linda. Yes, we had a great Christmas with family, and hope yours was filled with treasured moments as well.
Date: 10/16/2014 1:51:00 PM
Very sad and sordid, but well written story, Cona! Excellent sonnet! I give you. 7 ! :) XxxxD.
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Cona Adams
Date: 10/16/2014 2:05:00 PM
Thank you, Dorian. It is a true story, but my personal involvement in it is fiction. Where I was born, that was the only murder committed in that community during my childhood. I read your poem about war. Very sad too, and, unfortunately too true.