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  How Can We Know?
by Walt Hardester
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.

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According to an FBI Behavioral Unit study 85% of the world's serial killers are in America. At any given time 20 - 50 unidentified active serial killers are at work continually changing their targets and methods.

How can we know?
The next door neighbor who looks so kind,
Is really a pedophile.
How can we know that the nice guy,
Who sits next to us each Sunday in church,
Abuses his wife and children on a regular basis?
How can we know that that quiet guy down the hall,
Named Jeffery,
Is really a cannibal?
That handsome, well spoken man named Ted,
Is a serial killer.
We are all only human and,
We can not stop anything,
From happening, before it does
Because we do not know,
What evil lurks in anothers heart.
How can we know?


Photo: Ted Bundy on Flickr    

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Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill 11/5/2007
Good question - easy answer: We can't know.
We can only live one day at a time, one minute at a time, rather and hope the good Lord keeps is blessing hand above us, and the devil far, far away!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/5/2007
We can never truly know as your informative and questioning poem suggests, that being said we should be vigilant without living our lives in paranoia and fear.

Reviewed by Georg Mateos 11/5/2007
The time of leaving your home doors open are gone.
The time of leaving your children unattended are gone.
The time of look over your shoulder has arrived.
We have became hostages of suspicions because form the begining we wanted to play fair and by the rules, while the monsters would be left free because some good hearted ones wanted to reformed them and bring them back into the "good" society fold.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 11/4/2007
Outstanding write walt
If we knew they would never stand trial
we'll be taking the law into our own hands
I know I would, if a moster like them lived near
and his evil deeds were known
they don't care about us
why should we care about their rights
peace be with you

Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 11/4/2007
Yes, you are right..The best thing is to be very cautious and use your intuition to guide you..
Peace, Love, and Light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 11/4/2007
Chilling, to say the least. Ann Rule has a book about Bundy. Who can forget him? Thanks for sharing.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/4/2007
Oh scccccary,,,,,now this is someting to be consider as an eye opener...this pussy will go hide in the willows...if any poet dare to say they want to have coffee with me!!

Thanks for the warning Walty!!

HEADLINE...........sTINKA FOUND all SCREWED and her poetry scattered ALL OVER THE PLACE

Love sTinky
Reviewed by larry linville 11/4/2007
Walt, very good write. There is no way we can read into another person even though some people seem to think they can.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 11/4/2007
Ted rhymes with "yiu're dead" is that a clue.
The reason I'm still over here is because of americas weird firearms law, over 1 in 90 men are shot dead, yikes I prefer 1 in 40 million ever see a gun....
Reviewed by Southern Comfort 11/4/2007
Well worded and expressed, Precious! You have a beautiful mind and ass! LOVE YOU! Sissy
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 11/4/2007
There once was a comedian who said he had radar on his shoes. I like to think I have a certain radar that allows me some insight into individual. I've had two died in the wool REAL stalkers and one came all the way from Brittany. After the experience I have relied on the instincts that experience gave me to refurbish my radar>
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 11/4/2007
I think my lucky stars I haven't had to know yet.
Thanks for the insight Walt..
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/4/2007
a scary write-scary that they are out there-
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner 11/4/2007
We get a weird feeling sometimes that is how I know. But we can never be sure can we. Good write.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/4/2007

The sad thing is, we don't know. No wonder no one trusts anybody anymore...powerful pen.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Michael Guy 11/4/2007
Satan can work his way into any heart, but it takes repetition and free will. Some people choose evil, yet, would any of us want to live in this world if God had fixed it so we were not free? I only wish He would trip these "devils" up in time before the damage is done. Never seems to happen! Thought-provoking post
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 11/4/2007
Very interesting write,How do we know is the QUESTION..well done sweet man..Hugsssssss
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 11/4/2007
No heart or conscious is a very dangerous person,, they should be branded on the outside,,,,otherwise,, you don't know.
Reviewed by George Carroll 11/4/2007
Thank God there are not that many around for us to be suspicious of everyone. But keep a good eye out for your kids, it only takes one to create havoc and heartache.

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