Murder On My Mind Poem by Paula Glynn

Murder On My Mind

Rating: 4.8


My husband loved me, pity the fool,
We met when I was young,
When I was eager to please,
And grateful for his love,
He meant the world to me,
But we both changed,
And my love turned to hate.

It meant to much at the start,
But he grew bored,
Of my ageing body,
Of my belly that wobbled,
And the wrinkles,
That came to dominate my face,
My once golden complexion,
Lost in the sands of time.

My husband's loyalty faded,
His heart grew cold,
As did mine,
I would cook dinner,
I would fix breakfast,
And please him as best I could,
All the while plotting revenge,
For those extra-marital affairs.

He made a mockery of me,
He humiliated me,
And lied to me,
But to the outsider,
I was none the wiser,
Playing the sad and sorry fool.

He deserved pain and death,
To know how it felt to be betrayed.
So I went online,
With the few computer skills I had,
And managed to trick my way,
To a vial of cyanide.

Tonight we will have the talk,
And I will pretend to forgive him,
Of my ageing body,
And a face lost without youth,
And when the authorities come,
They will not know the truth.

He will have had a heart attack in bed,
His head,
Lying on the pillow dead,
His heart knowing how it feels,
To be broken,
The son-of-a-b*tch dead,
Gone forever.

But the police are here now:
They have discovered what I did,
Even though I did fabricate a story,
I will now rot in a prison cell,
My husband's body cold in the ground,
And I shall reflect on the hate,
That destroyed a lifetime of marriage.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: crime
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kim Barney 30 December 2014

Chilling. I sincerely hope this was all from your fertile imagination!

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Dr Antony Theodore 14 November 2015

I will now rot in a prison cell, My husband's body cold in the ground, And I shall reflect on the hate, That destroyed a lifetime of marriage. i liked this final stanza teaching an important lesson. liked your poem very much. thank you. tony

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Colonel Muhamad Khalid Khan 23 December 2014

My husband's body cold in the ground, And I shall reflect on the hate, That destroyed a lifetime of marriage. An excellent poem on the topic of vengeance, Where hatred being the strong force plays its part.Very well expressed.Well done Col Muhammad Khalid Khan

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Abhimanyu Kumar.s 12 August 2019

More than a thriller it seems to be the story of every woman. A bit funny though. Thank you

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Aftab Alam Khursheed 16 December 2014

Sad story with the lesson thanks for share

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Sandra Feldman 17 April 2022

Very well written, with brio and passion. Moves like a well-directed film. You see and feel the characters and their emotions, their life. The magic of great poetry is proudly reflected in this unforgettable work.

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Sandra Feldman 27 October 2021

A frightening tale but so well written we feel that we are witnessing that woman's life so sadly, smitten, Good show!

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LeeAnn Azzopardi 22 September 2021

Very powerful

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Sylvia Frances Chan 22 September 2021

Murder on My Mind is worst than real killing.5 Stars full for this eerie poem, but very excellent read.

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Khairul Ahsan 13 March 2020

Oh my God! Hope, it's only an imagination.

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Paula Glynn

Paula Glynn

Essex, Britain
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