Saiom Shriver

Gold Star - 21,196 Points (Ohio)

Why Did Agatha Christie Sell 2 Billion Books? - Poem by Saiom Shriver

She wasn't a pornpeddler
She didn't pepper her text with product placement
She wasn't a booze hawker
whose words knocked readers
off the wagon...nor a warmonger.
She rarely described food
let alone dead animal food
in her writing.
She didn't recount grizzly scenes
left by her killers...
seldom boring body
and clothes descriptions
put in as filler
She didn't need fearmongering
violence.. to sell a thriller.
She wrote against the corruption of imperialist oil thieves'
coup d'etats
She was brilliant... compassionate and understanding.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

The world's most popular author even after her death is Agatha Christie Books
she wrote have sold over 2 billion copies in 44 languages not counting the tens
of millions at yard sales.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 13, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 13, 2013

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