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Christmas Crime

robert43041
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Poetry Contest

Your poem or short story must also include 1) a pipe 2) a box of chocolates and 3) either a syringe or a small calibre gun.
Your subission must be either a poem between 30 and 50 lines OR a short story between 500 and 1,000 words.  Good luck.  Have fun.

robert43041
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Christmas crime

Packaged happiness
Being promoted and sold everywhere.
Radio jingles, television and internet advertisements
Trees and houses already decked, decorated
Almost a month ahead.
On the Main, ladies and gents walking by
Lovely smiles, holding each other by the arm, by the hands.
Holding packages, boxes, all wrapped in
Colorful papers by the Elves at the mall.
Rounding the corner and walking by the parc,
Another sort of reality
As a young couple was in their own world,
A world of syringes, pipes and crack.
He saw but he did not see.
His world was of joy, colorful ribbons.
Nutcrackers and delicacies
Provided by a family of which he was part
But to which he knew he did not belong.
The pressure to succeed
The pressure he could no longer take
A pressure which gave him constant headhaches.
It is as he passed in front
Of the ''Choc-O-La !'' factory and saw
The huge box of belgian chocolates
That he decided to go in and purchase it.
The light weight of the gift-wrapped box
Felt  quite different from that
Of the cold steel of the gun in his left pocket.
As he resumed his walk along this grand avenue
He saw the usual Salvation Army person
Ringing the bell and seeking donations.
He  walked by an old lady sitting on a blanket
On the sidewalk by the toy store,
Gave her the box of chocolate...
''Merry Christmas'' he said,
Took the gun out of his pocket
And put  a bullet through his head.
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Jermainesplain
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Christmas Crime (Or That Time My Old Man Straight Murdered My Mom Over Some Bullshit)

Twas a dark and sad December
When my mother was dismembered
By our father, for some unkind words she said
It was snowing, I remember
Mistletoe and chimney embers
And the hollow eyes from mommy’s severed head

He lit his pipe after a while
And laid his back upon the tiles
Of our bathroom with a belt around his arm
Then he nodded off and smiled
And we gathered single file
To watch as daddy dearest bought the farm

The police gave us some chocolates
Which melted in our pockets
And they shipped us off to live in Aberdeen
Now when I sleep I cannot block it
Or rip those memories from my sockets
It’s syringes and it’s corpses when I dream

Shit’s wild, right?

So when folks be like “yo, Jermaine, I’m tweaking”
“Yo Jermaine,
Can yah spare some of your Xanax?”
My response is always gonna be something along the lines of…
“You broke ass fool, don’t you know my daddy chopped my mama’s head off when I was a little kid??
You think it’s easy to relax after something like that happens?
News flash- it ain’t. So unless you paying me 4x the street value for them pills- step off before I take offense.”

Miss you dad…
Every day,
Every single day…
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robert43041
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I do hope  that one day you get to write something without the words shit or fuck in them.

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robert43041
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Excellent one. Thanks for submitting.   Regards,, Robert.

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