Friday, March 4, 2011

Magpie #55 "Five Dead in Orange Juice Explosion"

"Secure the Crime Scene"
A Detective screamed
A "river of blood"
thick sticky drying mud

The slaughter had created such horrific splatters
DNA on every square inch and the kitchen platters
The orange the thing they were quarrelling over
The knife used as a weapon by the one-time lover

"Of all the things"
A Coroner panged
"Isn't that...oh my gosh; a bloody finger!"
What the blender it did linger?

The madness did seem off-beat and surreal
slightly odd how the sanguine did congeal
Certainly not a sight one would want to see
Enough gore makes the heart skip; the stomach reel

"I need fresh air" The rookie sheepishly pleaded
Proby piped "Get him outside before he teeters"
Stated point blank by the Chief "Crimes of Passion do not pay!
Should have shared the last orange; not been so screwy today"

the Rookie came to after a dose of smelling salts
seemed he never fainted nor had he seen orange juice cults
not for the weak-kneed, no backboned or lazy lounge lizards
Post-Traumatic Shock and the new bloody occupational hazards"


Visual Image courtesy of Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales

Please visit the scene of the crime here;
and try your hand (or finger) at CSI!


  1. You totally had me with the title! Hysterically funny (and very clever.)

  2. LOL. orange juice cults. Dang squirts.

  3. well I guess it is not for breakfast anymore as it seemed this one had the life squeezed out of them....maybe it would have been more camouflaged if it was tomato juice....LOL...;)xo---{--@

  4. Wow what a cult...I am watching out for that one...your imagination always takes a unquie route...thanks..bkm

  5. Yipes! And just when I was getting over my blender phobia!

  6. Please feel free to share 1 to 3 poems with our potluck poetry today, first time participants could use old poems or poems unrelated to our theme, Thanks..
    Happy Monday!

    love your blog, your poetry is impressive!