Mystery and Crime Poetry posted February 11, 2013

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A mystery that unravels slowly

The Verdict is Still Out: #2

by terry drake

The Verdict is Still Out
Chapter Two

Scarlet knew she'd done bad
The loss of Fred was sad.
She stared at the crimson clock face

The time was moving slow
her alibi did flow
my concern was this murder case.

Her blue dress was real good
She did all that she could
to distract me in my review.

The red blush on her cheeks
made my knees feel quite weak
But I need to concentrate too!

Her eyes were inviting
The time was exciting
But my work had called me to stay.

Fred lay on the gray slab.
and I knew he'd been stabbed.
The crimson clock just ticked away.

Time lost all its meaning
as Scarlet was leaning
over the corpse of her lover.

I was so taken back
by her breast that's a fact
as she leaned in to recover.

something under the sheet
Shined bright down by his feet
I leaned in to see what she found.

It was a gold locket
that fell from his pocket
as we lifted him from the ground.

"with all my love," signed Fred.
"For we will soon be wed."
I scanned it all with more concern.

It read my dear Ruby
Scarlet's eyes turned blurry
to see all of what we did learn.


This is a poem where color is used for affect.
It is designed as a three line poem that follows a meter count of 6-6-8.
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