Shawn L. Bird

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poem- murder May 6, 2015

Filed under: poem,Writing — Shawn L. Bird @ 4:57 pm
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It’s awkward

all this repeated death.

Everyone has the solution

to remove the trouble maker

Everyone has a special skill

that will do the necessary damage.

How would you…?

Count down.

3, 2. 1.

You could…

From every department

something new.

Murder is not hard to do

if it imaginary, and there’s

not practical follow-through.



I am presently writing a collection of short stories set in a high school.  The staff at my school keeps coming up with suggestions about the next murder.  It’s been quite entertaining!    I had no idea that apparently all teachers can come up with a scary death related to their subject area in under 3 seconds.  How about you?  My husband, (a Youth Probation Officer…) is appalled.  lol

UPDATE: This project became Murdering Mr. Edwards and was published by Coffin Hop Press April 2018



6 Responses to “poem- murder”

  1. Cunning murderers are all over literature and film. They usually have their human army backing them up, except in Marvel Comics.

  2. syl65 Says:

    booby trapped lawn mower for nosey neighbor 😉

  3. davidprosser Says:

    Teachers must get a lot of practice at this from mentally murdering the awkward, the nasty the totally disruptive pupils in class. I guess the murder is easy but how d’you dispose of the body.? Is there a furnace in school?
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

    • No, I think it’s about getting rid of the government officials who ensure chronic under-funding to the point of breaking. We spent several weeks walking the picket line last June/September. We had a lot of time to think.

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