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Murder Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem Petunia Judy Dunbar Rhyme murder, betrayal, fun, funny, humorous,
Howl Chrissy Rhone ABC murder, dark, death, gothic, grave,
My Evil Stepmother and I randy johnson Rhyme murder, dark, death, father son,
50 Words for Poe: Foxglove Lady Labyrinth Free verse dark, gothic, murder, muse,
50 Words for Poe: Doppleganger Lady Labyrinth Free verse dark, gothic, mirror, murder,
50 Words for Poe: camera obscura Lady Labyrinth Romanticism blue, dark, gothic, murder,
Nightmare 4 Troy Toney Rhyme murder, allusion, anxiety, betrayal, conflict,
They Were Us Mark Woods Rhyme murder, christian, conflict, feelings, international,
Nightmare 3 Troy Toney Rhyme murder, conflict, confusion, corruption, crazy,
Premium Member Poem Just Your Man John Crowe Rhyme murder, anger, cool, husband, hyperbole,
Premium Member Poem MURDERED Martin Brown Lanterne dark, death, murder,
Deadly Magical Power randy johnson Rhyme murder, dark, death, funny, humor,
The New Kingdom Timothy McGuire Rhyme dark, death, murder,
Nightmare 2 Troy Toney Rhyme murder, anger, anxiety, conflict, death,
Premium Member Poem LORD LUCAN JAN ALLISON Footle murder, mystery,
A Shovel Unearths Debjani Mitra Monorhyme death, grave, horror, murder,
Premium Member Poem ESCAPING WITHOUT DODGING Martin Brown Dramatic Monologue dark, death, murder, violence,
Shot-Dead: for Word Morth contest Terry Flood Rhyme death, murder,
Premium Member Poem IF THE MOORS COULD TALK Martin Brown Imagism abuse, dark, murder,
Premium Member Poem SCREAM BLUE MURDER Martin Brown Haibun dark, murder,
cash cad Ashlea Senft I do not know? murder, time,
The custom officer's careless gun King Adams I do not know? murder, 1st grade, 7th grade,
Nightmare Troy Toney Rhyme murder, allusion, confusion, dark, imagination,
Two Freaks Wanda Daugherty Rhyme murder, analogy, angst, beauty, betrayal,
Payback, discretion is advised ARBOL VERDE Dramatic Monologue dark, death, evil, murder,
Premium Member Poem The Beast with Eyes Too Kind Andrea Dietrich Tritina murder,
Premium Member Poem A TIME OF KILLING Martin Brown Dramatic Verse dark, death, horror, murder,
Premium Member Poem SLASHER Martin Brown Senryu dark, murder,
LIES Miya Xavier Rhyme murder, anti bullying, class, confusion,
Premium Member Poem How Can This Be Sandra Haight Pantoum abuse, child, murder,
the music with no lyrics yet ii Ashlea Senft Lyric murder, muse,
Bridge Over Troubled Water Axl A. I do not know? dark, death, murder, poems,
Premium Member Poem THE OTHER SIDE OF HEAVEN Vickie Hurtt- Thayer Rhyme death, deep, murder, power,
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Premium Member Poem THE COLLEEN BAWN- Ellen Hanley Tom Cunningham Sonnet death, ireland, marriage, murder,
Premium Member Poem Consciousness Susan Jeavons Political Verse murder, child abuse, evil, hate,
Premium Member Poem What Ever Happened To Birth Control Susan Jeavons Political Verse murder, abortion, baby, celebration, how
Premium Member Poem BLOOD WILL OUT Martin Brown Sonnet abuse, anger, murder,
Premium Member Poem Murder On The Highway Bernard Chan Free verse murder, aubade, car, dark, death,
rob Ashlea Senft I do not know? allusion, death, murder,
Premium Member Poem Remembering Lattie McGee Susan Jeavons Rhyme murder, abuse, bullying, child abuse,
Premium Member Poem AN APPLE PIE WITH CUSTARD Martin Brown Quatrain dark, murder, mystery,
The Girl with Eyes as Black as Crows Anna Nomaly Narrative dark, death, fantasy, murder,
Love fraud Amie-lea Kuti-king Rhyme murder, betrayal, boyfriend, corruption, feelings,
LIMERICK II BARBER SWEENEY Ann Gilmour Limerick death, food, horror, murder,
Premium Member Poem In Memory of Tesslynn O'Cull Susan Jeavons Rhyme murder, abuse, child abuse, drug,
Premium Member Poem Mark his words Gershon Wolf Clerihew funeral, murder, spoken word,
Premium Member Poem On The Lam Duncan R. M. Ferguson Lyric murder, allusion, angst, conflict, corruption,
Premium Member Poem Rest In Pieces Wren Rushing Rhyme murder, dark, death, desire, horror,
Premium Member Poem Suave and Debonair Gershon Wolf Limerick food, murder, nonsense,
Premium Member Poem A Big Fat NA Morning Nina Parmenter Rhyme murder, fun, funny, humor, humorous,

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Murder Poem Example

Solomon Mahlangu: My Blood will Nourish the Tree that will Bear the Fruits of Freedom

(special thanks to a friend who shared this tribute to Solomon Mahlangu)



Solomon Mahlangu: My Blood will Nourish the Tree that will Bear the Fruits of Freedom:



Solomon Mahlangu was trained as an MK soldier with a view to later rejoining the struggle in the country.


He left South Africa after the Soweto Uprising of 1976 when he was 19 years old, and was later chosen to be part of an elite force to return to South Africa to carry out a mission commemorating the June 16th 1976 Soweto student uprising.


After entering South Africa through Swaziland and meeting his fellow comrades in Duduza, on the East Rand (east of Johannesburg), they were accosted by the police in Goch Street in Johannesburg.


In the ensuing gun battle two civilians were killed and two were injured, and Mahlangu and Motloung were captured while acting as decoys so that the other comrade could go and report to the MK leadership.


Motloung was brutally assaulted by the police to a point that he suffered brain damage and was unfit to stand trial, resulting in Mahlangu facing trial alone.


He was charged with two counts of murder and several charges under the Terrorism Act, to which he pleaded not guilty.


Though the judge accepted that Motloung was responsible for the killings, common purpose was argued and Mahlangu was found guilty on two counts of murder and other charges under the Terrorism Act.


On 15 June 1978 Solomon Mahlangu was refused leave to appeal his sentence by the Rand Supreme Court, and on 24 July 1978 he was refused again in the Bloemfontein Appeal Court.


Although various governments, the United Nations, International Organizations, groups and prominent individuals attempted to intercede on his behalf, Mahlangu awaited his execution in Pretoria Central Prison, and was hanged on 6 April 1979.


His hanging provoked international protest and condemnation of South Africa and Apartheid.


In fear of crowd reaction at the funeral the police decided to bury Mahlangu in Atteridgeville in Pretoria.


On 6 April 1993 he was re-interred at the Mamelodi Cemetery, where a plaque states his last words:


‘My blood will nourish the tree that will bear the fruits of freedom.

Tell my people that I love them.

They must continue the fight.’



Mahlangu died for a cause!



Salute!



The Struggle Continues…




(special thanks to a friend who shared this tribute to Solomon Mahlangu)

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