Alicia Patti

Rookie (Boston, MA)

Abduction - Poem by Alicia Patti

No one suspected such a heartfelt sight:
father and child on a lovely summer day,
puffy clouds painting a powder blue sky.

'Going to the beach, ' they would have said.
A closer look would have shown her struggling
to keep up, desperate to match his long wicked stride

as he half dragged her through narrow streets,
gripping her trusting hand in his monstrous fist.
Someone should have heard her cry out

'Mommy! '

But no one did.

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  • (3/6/2007 10:43:00 AM)

    Once again, vivid imagery makes the poem. Sparing use of adjectives (puffy, wicked) strengthens the contrast between what is seen and what is really going on.
    Nice work.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, January 24, 2011

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