EXCERPT CHAPTER 8-The investigative pendulum swings back and forth, and side to side. One suspect after another becomes primary only to be set aside for another. The F.B.I. is repeatedly attacked for its beliefs, while the police and sheriff’s office blunder forward into a decision, right or wrong. Most of the area’s people are happy with the results. The two major holdouts-Walker Harmon and Jackie Reeves-are still not.

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SCARED
A new wife and mother.
Scared of life.
Scared to grow up.
Worry myself sick.
Never thought of a plan.
Didn't want to be like the others.
Living my life according to my mother.
My life seemed over, before it began.
Cant think or feel.
Cant plan ahead.
Like a foolish child wanting to be a woman.
Some days to hard, just cant deal.
To confused to understand.
That growing up comes with demands.
Married badly, blamed myself.
Got out fast, and never looked back.
I covered myself in chaos.
All out of faith, money, and time.
Need to step back and take deep breaths,
and take one step at a time.
I cornered myself in chaos,
in false love, self loathing and lies.
Writing my future off as a loss.
Nothing left but sorrow, despair and good-byes.
Feeling helpless, lost and alone,
I felt I could accomplish nothing on my own.
I retreated to a place called the dark.
To contemplate my choices,
before my life’s journey embarked.
My only failures were the ones I created.
My bad choices were thorns all around.
It took years to find happiness and evolve.
My will to succeed is my solid ground.
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Murder Most Foul is a four story crime/mystery anthology available at Amazon Books as a Kindle or in print.
Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between, is available at http//www.amazon.com/dp/147837022x