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Alabaster body
posed on dew covered grass
of a vacant lot

Gruesome smile
carved on her face
for all eternity
Who killed the Black Dahlia?

Kacee Huggs

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The following comments are for "January 15, 1947"
by Nitz Kitty

January 15, 1947

travelling a lot, I developed a penchant for reading those trashy true-crime paper-backs you get at airports, you know, the one's about serial killers and unsolved murders. I find they've got kind of a sinister seedy poetry to them, and that's what this poem reminds me of. There's a bluntness and a sadness and a mystery here that I really like. The Black Dahlia murder is a strange one, something about it both gruesome and glamorous. An intriguing read.

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: August 25, 2006 )

Kacee this is good. I agree with AuldMiseryGuts.Thanks for posting

( Posted by: wanda [Member] On: August 25, 2006 )

Chris, Shannon, and Wanda
Chris ...thanks for reading and rating
Shannon and Wanda...I was always interested in murder mysteries...try to figure why people did such things...Mostly it was because they were abused when children but I think there is something in their chemistry make up that feeds into that because all abused children don't grow up to be killers...I've been obsessed with the Black Dahlia for years...I wonder if the letters the murderer sent are still around and if after 60 years ...there would be some dna on the envelopes...they could compare it to the guy that is so sure his father (the Dr.) did it...That would be smashing...Or maybe I'm just watching too many true detectives on those cold case files...thanks for reading and commenting...Kacee

( Posted by: Nitz Kitty [Member] On: August 25, 2006 )

interesting subject
for a poem. what sparked your interest? very surprising piece of writing.


( Posted by: johnjohndoe [Member] On: August 25, 2006 )

Black Dahlia
I always did like cold cases...and hope someday with all the new technology we will be able to solve this one...Put it to rest...even if the murderer is dead...She still has family out there who I'm sure would like to have this thing of my email friends told me there were morgue photos and so I googled them...You can tell she suffered one deserves to be tortured like that...most of it was done before she died...Pictures like that don't make me sick only sad...what would bother me about finding a dead body would be the smell...I have a very sensitive nose...the smell of rotten meat and dead animals puts me off...thanks for stopping by and commenting...Kacee

( Posted by: nitz kitty [Member] On: August 25, 2006 )

Just The Facts, Ma'm
What's interesting about your poem is the style which is very different from your previous posts. To me, this is more like "poetry," as there are no wasted words, the images are stark, and there are no cliche and un-needed "frills."

I've read a ton of true crime books and they are endlessly fascinating and horrifying. The book on this case is one I haven't read.

After reading your poem, I did some Googling and viewed 80-some photos in the archives of the Los Angeles Public Library. There are some truly remarkable B&W photos that look like "film noir" - shadowy pictures of suspects, cops with cigarettes dangling out of their mouths, female acquaintances of the victim (one only 15 yrs. old), and the startlingly attractive wife of one of the prime suspects.

Thanks, Kacee, I'm off to the library!

( Posted by: gomarsoap [Member] On: August 25, 2006 )

the facts ...yes
So Bob,
Are you telling me ...I'm growing ...and may have a chance at actually becoming some kind of a poet? If so , I thank you.. otherwise ...OUCH! I happen to love cliches and the more frills the better...No one ever said everyone has to like the way I write...I told you before in my profile ...I'm a rebel...sometimes..I do things just because I'm not supposed to...guess it's my way of getting back at the world...I do appreciate your opinion...and carry no anger towards you...I can only be who I am and I write that way...Have fun at the library...Kacee

( Posted by: nitz kitty [Member] On: August 25, 2006 )

What I'm saying is I like the poem. The reasons are stated in the first paragraph of my first comment.

I like cliche's, too, but not in poetry. I'm also a sucker for corny jokes.

I checked the website of my local library: they have 4 copies of the Black Dahlia book. Two are "missing" and the other two are currently checked out. Shows how much interest there still is in this case.

So, take no offense and write any way you damn well please.

( Posted by: gomarsoap [Member] On: August 25, 2006 )

darn it to heck
Now Bob,
No damning necessary ...You couldn't change me if you wanted to...Thank you for liking my always, I treasure the opinions of poets such as yourself...I don't quite know the ins and outs of real poetry ... I'm glad Lit has adopted me into the family..and puts up with my ramblings...
Seems at least 2 people liked the Black Dahlia book enough to claim it as their own...It was a very well known case...I think there were a couple of movies made about it and some documentaries...hope you get to read the book soon...Kacee

( Posted by: nitz kitty [Member] On: August 25, 2006 )

nitz kitty
you are a poet.

( Posted by: jscript18 [Member] On: August 25, 2006 )

legs and js
Legs...Thanks for reading and rating
JS...Thanks for thinking so...Kacee

( Posted by: nitz kitty [Member] On: August 25, 2006 )

Kacee's Case
Enjoyed read.

As stated before.."Kaceeisms", along with "soosifications," inspired me to pen senryu pieces referenced as senryupsyched.

You are an original...


( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: August 25, 2006 )

Thanks Bobby...there's no one like me...thank God ...the world couldn't deal with two of us...Kacee

( Posted by: nitz kitty [Member] On: August 25, 2006 )

Smiling Betty
I've always been fascinated by the gruesome and unexplained. Wonderful evocative post, Kacee!

( Posted by: chinadoll [Member] On: August 27, 2006 )

Me too...I would like to see all the cold cases solved...Thanks for stopping by to read and comment...Kacee

( Posted by: nitz kitty [Member] On: August 28, 2006 )

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