Genius Level Trap by Bogdan Dragos

The close up of a dead woman's bloody face lying face down
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they didn’t think

about it.

That’s the problem, kids usually

don’t plan ahead,

they live in the moment

They just saw a movie

and wanted

to imitate the actors

because they thought what the

actors did was cool

The actors hunted wild

animals through

the jungle

and to do so they built traps

all over the place

They imitated the actors but

the only prey that fell

in their trap

was their pregnant mother. Using

the back door to

come into the yard

she tripped over the wire

they set and

fell

face first into the

knife blades that stuck out from the

ground as they buried the

handles in

The trap was genius level

The therapist would have to be

so as well

-BOGDAN DRAGOS

Bogdan Dragos supervises casinos for a gambling company, working twelve-hour shifts locked in a dark office full of TV monitors. There he mostly daydreams and writes poems and stories. He also manages a poetry blog Daydreaming as a profession.

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29 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Bogdan’s narrative is chilling and horrific. Children, easily influenced by violence on TV and the internet, know little of the consequences of the acts they copy. Immersed in their own worlds, crooked imaginations and recklessness often lead to disasters of epic proportions. Something to think about. Seems like the therapist has their work cut out for them.
    Congratulations Bogdan!

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    1. Thank you, Terveen! (๑ →‿←๑)

      I don’t write poetry with a political message (I’m only interested in characters and situations), but I guess if something political could be interpreted here it would be the fact that violent, unsuitable forms of media are way, way too easily accessible to children today and, well, there are of course consequences… ヽ(O_O )ノ

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  2. Chilling, but the message couldn’t be clearer …..well written, as always B

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    1. Thank you, Don! ˁ(OᴥO)ˀ

      Your reading is much appreciated! 🙂

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      1. There’s something about the way you write I like. Short single lines. Perfect timing. Tension build-up. Not sure where things will turn next. And just the right length. I don’t like things that go on and on…yawn

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        1. Ok, now I’m blushing for real
          ( ͡°⁄ ⁄ ͜⁄ ⁄ʖ⁄ ⁄ ͡°)

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        2. Every writer needs a little blush every now and again. Just don’t let it go to your head….

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        3. (งಠ _ ಠ)ง Will do my best, I promise!

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  3. brittabenson says:

    I enjoy your poetry and have been following your blog for a while. Your writing is sometimes unbearably beautiful, then unbearably brutal, always a ‘soulstopper’. Hooked, that’s what I am.

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    1. Aw, thank you, Britta! (⋆❛ ‿ ❛⋆)

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  4. It’s very scary how the kids mindswork.I have been following your writing. You are a amazing writer. Looking forward for more of your work.

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    1. ʕっ→ᴥ←ʔっThank you very much!

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  5. elcieloyelinfierno says:

    Very good entry !! A complaint really to the media, to parents who let children see movies or series not appropriate for their age and the macabre ending. The human being is born innocent; society corrupts it. A cordial greeting

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    1. Well said (´,,•ω•,,)

      And many thanks for checking it out! ᵔ ᴥ ᵔ

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  6. Susi Bocks says:

    Nicely done, Bogdan!

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    1. Thank you! ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ

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      1. Susi Bocks says:

        You’re very welcome, Bogdan! 🙂 Love the koala or is it a cat?

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        1. :)) That one’s a bear, but here’s the cat as well: (=•́ܫ•̀=)

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        2. Susi Bocks says:

          Wonderful! I love them both! 🙂

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  7. floweringink says:

    So creepy scary good!

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    1. Just like the idea of unsupervised children coming up with their own games, I guess…
      ( ´・_・`)

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      1. floweringink says:

        I am loving your work!!!!

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        1. Aw, thank you!

          That made me blush, really (⁄ ⁄•⁄ω⁄•⁄ ⁄)

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  8. jonicaggiano says:

    Very interesting and creative piece. I like that you wrote a really good piece about something that I would never think to write about. Great!

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    1. Honestly, I don’t know how I came across this idea myself ┐(´•_•`)┌

      But, well, that’s the beauty of it, I guess :))

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      1. Yes you do look a bit puzzled……

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        1. I hear that often… (◕◡◉)

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