The Scream, The Screamer, And The Deed

     This one could be right out of a script for a crime show on TV. The seedier side of life, and the violence that goes with it, is part of everyday living and dying for some. Graphic violence is depicted in the following poem, just so you are aware.


The scene of the crime

Chalk outline of a body

The Scream, The Screamer, and The Deed

The scream!

Piercing the silence of the night,

shrilled with terror,

reflecting fright.

Then deathly quiet,

out of sight,

until the source,

revealed in light.


 The screamer!

With throat now sliced,

cut not once,

nor more, than twice,

face with horror,

frozen as ice.

And for what deed,

had paid this price?


The deed!

No money, for the scheduled buy,

but a double cross,

had been the try,

take the product,

then to fly,

resulting with,

a tongue necktie.


 Jack Downing

Nov. 2011


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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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3 Responses to The Scream, The Screamer, And The Deed

  1. WOW!! I like this a lot! It’s dark yes, but life has a dark side and you captured it here in such pulsating detail. GREAT!!! Get my book yet?? Keep your writing going Jake 🙂

    • Thank you so much Eva, wait until you read the one I finished yesterday not as gory, but real life to be sure, “The Prison Project” I think you’ll like it, keep an eye out for it.. As far as the book is concerned, no I haven’t received it yet, but I’m waiting with great anticipation.

    • “Salsa, The Taste Of Life” by Eva Santiago arrived in my mailbox today.. I can’t wait to start reading it. Thank you for the well wishes for my holiday, and also the nice note with your autograph. I will read it with the gusto that “Salsa” implies. Thanks again Eva, best wishes. Jake.

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