Sunday, July 13, 2014

Self-inflicted or was he murdered

Image: Courtesy of Tess' Mag  (here)

A mansion an imposing old structure
It had been there as long as I could remember
It had seen better times in its heyday
Where socialites were having their way

But sadly it went into bad times
Triggered off by an unfortunate event
That remained still a mystery until this day
What really happened no one could say

A billionaire riding high in his calling
Had made complaints against the owner's dealings
The authorities were deep in sensitive investigations
Which took more time than usual for action

One morning a grim discovery was made
The complainant billionaire was found dead
In a posh bathroom of the mansion
How he eluded security none could fathom

Gunshot wound to his temple from one bullet
Was it self-inflicted or was he murdered
Household staff on leave the owner on vacation
How it happened posed lots of questions

For Tess' Magpie Tales #228 and
PU's Poetry Pantry #209


  1. I hope it wasn't the butler who is guilty! An intense story, possibly to be continued?!

  2. You have made the first scene of a suspense......intriguing....interesting.....I am curious...

  3. He was careworn , and had obviously had enough !

  4. a haunting interpretation of the image done wonderfully in slant rhyme...very much visual...great lines Hank :)

  5. those old places have some interesting stories behind them....
    ha, you gotta watch who you run your mouth about, big money
    can buy silence...smiles.

  6. Whoa, that is an amazing story. Odd that he was there when the occupants werent.

  7. The ideas of the private house and of billionaires died together.

  8. hmm...murder in the first degree..I say..we need to find the clues..interesting poem Hank I really enjoyed this one..

  9. Great story, needs to be continued :-)

  10. Intriguing story.

    I think it was Colonel Mustard or Miss Scarlet with a dagger in the Bathroom!

    ~ Eddie lol

    Tread carefully

    Clouds and Silvery Linings

  11. interesting murder story :) one of those agatha christie style

  12. Murder! Will you have the solution next time?