The Maligned Murmuring Murderer

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #50 – “murmur”  (posted by WhimsyGizmo)


Murmuring malific murder
threats, she turns on her heel,
slams the front door. No one
will swindle her after kind
-ling a spark in a cold
heart. She plots his demise
–gun or knife? After all
it’s not like she hasn’t done it before.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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23 Responses to The Maligned Murmuring Murderer

  1. Waltermarks says:

    Bet no one will kindle a spark in that cold heart again. Love the maligned malific murderer


  2. whimsygizmo says:

    Ooooo. The beginning of a thriller. I love it.


  3. Frank Hubeny says:

    Routine murders and the cold heart, but at least there was a spark for a while.

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  4. rothpoetry says:

    Uh oh, a conniving black widow!


  5. mhmp77 says:


    After all it’s not like she
    hasn’t done it before.

    Confidence is enhanced the 2nd time around! Love the veiled humor here



  6. Jo-Anne Teal says:

    Atmosphere right from the get go! You keep the crime noir feel throughout. Nicely done!


  7. Kathy Reed says:

    A different kind of murmuring in this tale!

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  8. I hope that I would see her past before I got entangled in her web.


  9. Misky says:

    Clever alteration, Sara!


  10. Yikes. Scary stuff. Cold killer.

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  11. lillian says:

    Oooh and twist the knife with that ending here! Well done!


  12. sanaarizvi says:

    Yikes!! Quite a frightening scene you have painted here. Kudos! 🙂

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  13. Eek! I like how you turn this nebulous word into specific strong visuals and emotion. A unique take!


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