“Proof Pending” (poetry / poem)

We extracted multiple clues from the scene,

Potential evidence, carefully retrieved,

Nothing’s yet conclusive, we’ll investigate further,

Fateful accident, or premeditated murder?

We are gathering witnesses, building our case,

We can’t cut corners, but need to make haste,

When the riddle is solved, we’ll give a statement,

On this gruesome character assassination.

💕 © Copyright 2019, Chapter and Verse Publishing 💕

This piece goes out to all the authors of fiction out there, who have ever had to kill off a character in one of their books, in order to add to the suspense and gripping nature of a story they’re working on.

Only other writers will truly be able to comprehend the Author’s mixed emotions, having invested so much time and emotion in vividly building the character up, that the reader can literally picture them, only to have to sacrifice them for the good of the story’s progression and its reader engagement.

Rest In Peace to all of the characters who met their end before their time! Granted, some of them probably deserved it, but many won’t have.

So next time you walk past a book shelf, spare a moment for all of those unmarked paper graves, contained within fictional books. Let’s have a minute’s silence for their souls.

Love and Respect always,

Following Whispers.

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Author: Following Whispers

Hello, I'm Following Whispers, an English poet and author who has been writing for over two decades. I'm a self-professed geek who can get deep sometimes, but I personally don't take myself too seriously, I just love to have fun, plus inspire myself and others. In my early twenties, I realised that beauty can be born out of not only love, but also pain and other motivations. The more I used writing poetry to make sense of my busy mind, the more it helped me to find a silver lining in even the darkest emotions, experiences, observations and topics; find positivity even in the face of extreme negativity; find strength when I was being forced to feel weak; and find hope that my tomorrows would be brighter. I began publishing my writing in 2018 and currently have three books available Worldwide, including my most recent release "Poems That Move You". I have bared my soul in each and every one of my poems, and I'm confident that you'll get just as much from reading them and relating them, as I did from writing them. Please feel free to look around my site and read the free poems I've shared there, after which, why not pick up a book of mine, drop by Instagram, connect with me and say hello!

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