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The Phoenix Strangler

Rating: 4.7

With promise of job,
he lured her into a cane field.
His gentleness a veil of sanity.
Lurking in his mind,
a perversion of sex instinct:
'Bind her! Torture her! Kill her! '

Deep within comfort zone
suddenly brandishing his bludgeon,
countenance wearing mercilessness -

sight of which imported terror into her spine.
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The Phoenix Strangler
Monday, January 5, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: crime
Robert Murray Smith 21 July 2021

This poem scares the living daylights out of readers. Magnificient!

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Dr Dillip K Swain 11 July 2021

A poem of great substance on social issue! You have brilliantly revealed a case..Bravo Chinedu! !

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I have read this poem several times yet still the emotion that it creates is as gripping as the first one. Great poetic creation, a poetic gem.

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Powerfully, masterfully and brilliantly crafted poem. An excellent depiction of a heinous crime.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 06 July 2021

A brilliant poem about crime, sexual abuse and torture. The portrayal of the character is just a sample of the cases happening around the world unnoticed! Brilliant! !

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Brave Hearts 06 April 2021

This reminds me of the Poem 'Man In Soup'. Thanks for writing this.

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Thank you Chinedu Dike for introducing this horrible man and his heinous crime. You have actually given sufficient details to identify the savage

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Haimnauth Ramkirath 06 December 2020

Well crafted poem with sufficient graphic details to immerse the reader. A powerful piece.

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Thomas Northcross 03 December 2020

It described the true face of, What I heard is 's deception that pretends to be something else, the big lie. Thank you for truth.

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Pragathi Pamarthi 28 September 2020

This was a bit more good than awesome. Comprised of perfect vocabulary. I can say this poem is a piece of perfection. That was really awesome. But the story was sad, perhaps fixed for this poem.

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