A poem about the Jodi Arias Trial

May 2013

Rob Roman

Harmonious Opposites:

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Ladies and Gentlemen, this is truly the trial of the century.trial century

She’s a young pacifist with a long term, stable, and loving relationship. Gentle as a lamb, she butchers a successful businessman. Next, she kindles a new love interest, watches a scary movie, then goes out to Chilli’s for a business meeting. She sees the police at the door and just gets in the car.

police carShe hunts for paper, does some yoga, sings some songs, and preens her hair during a 4 hour interrogation. She smiles for her mug shot and thinks getting booked is an interesting learning experience. The camera is with her every step of the way.

cameraShe sends flowers to the victim’s grandmother and goes to his memorial service. She calls the homicide Detective happily offering her assistance. She is wild and messy and spontaneous. She’s ditsy, appearing shallow.ja

She is shy in crowds but incredibly social and intense one to one. She is trying to grow spiritually. She is strong but slight of build. She’s got Barbie blonde hair and breast implants. She is smart and articulate. She comes from humble origins.

princessShe’s Princess Grace of Monaco, a refined artist in a crude environment.

The victim is a Mormon church elder.

mormon jesusThe requirements are more than strict and the church rules his life. He’s successful, traveling the country, tremendously social and popular. He also comes from humble origins. He is trying to self-actualize and develop in his business and religious communities.

travis 1He’s a clothes horse and anal-retentive neat-nick. He’s kind and considerate while running multiple girl-friends.

successPower, success and ego corrupt him as he scales the social and financial ladders. He’s got biceps like cannonballs and legs like a sumo wrestler.

eddie snell travis alexanderHe’s Eddie Snell from Alabama, a crude showman in a refined environment.

They find each other and “open the gap”. It’s a snowy combustible mix inside the bell jar. Breaking the rules, if it’s wrong, they don’t want to be right. He allegedly leads her into an anal sex only relationship.

bell jarShe claims he has propensities of pedophilia. She has Spiderman powers and pink thongs. He has magic underwear. She writes in her journal about his “three soft kisses” while he talks about “tying her to a tree and sticking it up her ass all the way”.

spidey underwearIs he physically and emotionally abusive? Or is she corrupting, conniving and smothering? He’s pulling her up while she’s pushing him down? She takes artistic photos of him worthy of a Calvin Klein Ad. He takes crude photos of her Backside not worthy of Hustler Magazine. She calls him “my inspiration” while he calls her a “3 holed wonder”travis shower small.3 hole

south parkmormon loveShe’s looking for love and a family. He’s looking for a thousand ways to screw before you die. He won’t get that from good Mormon ladies. Her hope is to be a good Mormon lady, but she loves him so she cannot be one and cannot have him. 20 super-sized bottles of KY later (and you can believe that’s what was on the kitchen table that started the hiking fight), there’s blood in the water and a horrendous killing caught on camera.

mormonsWas she really trying to protect their external reputations, appearances and their secret internal life, or is she just a pathological liar with no feelings for anyone but herself? Are the victim’s family and Flores losing their minds……?

jodifingerIs she just another maniac like Ted Bundy with absolutely no conscience or was she cornered like a kitten by the T-Dogg, washed in adrenaline and turned into a cyclone of anxiety-amnesiac Neanderthal self-survival?

No matter if she tried to kill him or he tried to kill her, now she is being pursued by a macho Latino genius who really does want to kill her. Every day, he is masterfully ushering her farther and farther down a surreal vortex. Each day her team pushes back as she’s pushed further and further down the long, dark corridor to the execution chamber.

jodi arias courtIn her court, she has seemingly morphed into a bright, and articulate princess. Her emotional maturity has ripened and the GED lady seems more intelligent than many college graduates. The prosecutor thinks linearly and only in black and white. She thinks in 5 dimensions and 64 colors.

images (1)It’s an F’ing bullfight. Some days, you don’t know which is the bull and which is the matador. Deadly serious, he’s sprinkling one-liners from My Cousin Vinnie into his relentless death house cadence. She’s saying “Oh crap!…. I think I killed somebody”.

bullfight 2The prior capital case defendant, he broke that young lady on the stand, quickly sending her grieving to death row. Everyone knows she’s Wendi. She poisoned her terminally ill husband then beat him with a barstool and stabbed him to death for money.

wendi andriano largejodi arias large 3The new defendant is mirroring the case prior. Did you see it? Jodi used Wendi’s words “It’s because of my wrong choices”, and mimicked her actions on the witness stand. Juan is having déjà vous. This new trial is sickening and naturally raw contemporaneously.

Prior, Wendi was also a young woman, a bottle colored blonde with two young children. The resemblance is shockingly similar to Jodi on the stand. Juan showed zero mercy, and rightly so. Wendi was the easier kill. This is a man who has always done his homework on-time.

bullNow, it’s Juan and Jodi. They are harmonious opposites. It’s an opera like dance of death. It’s the soft-spoken, cavitating kitten against the raging pit-bull. He is killing the defense case exactly as Travis was killed. It has 19 knife wounds already.

There’s blood on the courtroom floor. Is it dead already? Only the jury knows. Will there be a coup de grace? When will it be? Deep inside Juan’s case is a built-in old fashioned patriarchal spanking and a Mormon sermon to boot.

Do you know what happens when you lie??

Basically, you are condemned to hell!!!

downloadmediaNumerous and sundry Vinnie Pelicans and Nancy Drewberries cheer and scream for the kill. Biased media cheerleaders can’t ever grasp the real story here. It’s a rare ancient recipe of fine art and pop culture. Maybe the bigger story here just will not sell.

And to top it off the whole trial may depend on the existence of a soft rope

or a match of shell casings

or the number of steps to delete an image

or a blue plastic gas can from Walmart.

gas canbuttons zippersLethal gas cans or lethal injection? Is it buttons or zippers, Juan?

Do you think it’s easy for Juan? Your Dad was too strict.

You missed a rare example of his true compassion.

No compassion for Travis? You are diseased.

Nothing but hate for Jodi? You haven’t evolved nearly enough.

There’s much more to this picture than meets the eye.

This here is one super sized global morality play.

Is it about Travis and Jodi?

Or is it really about you and me?

Bud, you cannot make this stuff up.

Don’t cha know?



There’s a startling secret nobody knows about …




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…hidden deep within the final enigmatic photo.




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Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

5:30 PM Mesa, Arizona

Great potential suddenly swirled down the drain,

Leaking out onto two bathroom Matts.




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31 thoughts on “A poem about the Jodi Arias Trial”

  1. Jodi remains a hero to those battered and abused like Jodi was and she inspires stopping the violence WITH violence because she proved it to be effective. Thank you Jodi.

    1. I think there is something to be said about fighting back, Jan. But I think the best way to stop domestic violence is honest communication and respect for your partner.

      If a person can’t be honest with and have respect for their partner, then they need to end it. If a person can’t get honesty and respect from their partner, it’s time to leave before violence and abuse starts.

      1. Jan, I will go as far to say that Travis is responsible for not being honest with Jodi and he was equally responsible. Furthermore, if a person attacks someone and threaten them with their life, the attacked person has the right to defend their life with deadly force.

      2. Travis is lucky he wasn’t cut even more times and shot even more times cause he certainly deserved it imo.

      3. OK. Do you have experience with an abusive partner? If you take into account his religious teachings, which Travis supporters want to ignore, his treatment of Jodi is seriously evil.

      4. His torment of Jodi is not an appropriate response, at least according to the Law. Travis was a child-predator and whacked off to pictures of little boys; disgusting if you ask me.

      5. Well whatever his problems were, Jodi stayed with Travis and she knew about his horrific childhood. So I can’t blame Travis for all his troubles, and I certainly wish that no one had to die.

      6. I blame Travis totally, just like most Americans do. Facts prevail over speculation, and I am soooooooo very glad Travis is now dead and cannot harm any more victims like Jodi.

      7. Religious teachings was a “front” and nothing more to his abuse and child-molestation-fantasies. I am sooooo very glad he is now dead as a direct result of his abuse.

      8. Travis was honest in that he told other people of his “addoictions” to little boys. Thank God he’s now dead and cannot harm any more victims.

      9. Travis was a child molester-predator and he beat Jopdi until she finally had to defend herself from more abuse from monster-Travis. I am soooooo glad that Travis is now dead as a result of his inappropriate actions.

      10. Jodi did seek some help and the death of the monster was successfully accomplished, thank God. Who knows how many little boys Travis would have molested if he wasn’t stopped.

      11. You can read in “spotlight on domestic violence” that more women are fighting back against their attackers, and there were three other women in Arizona in 2008 who stabbed their partners to death and two who ran them over with their car.

      12. I agree with you that Jodi did what Jodi had to do to stay alive. I just think she should have done more “damage” to Travis at the end.

      13. No, she has not, Jan. In fact, her visiting hours were reduced to 30 minutes per week, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio took all meat out of the prisoner’s diets and Thanksgiving dinner was all “turkey tofu”. Thanksgiving meal was reduced to costing 60 cents per prisoner.

        The second penalty phase may begin in January or February. Look for jury selection to start soon. All the pre-trial motions have been settled. The only change is that the trial will not be televised live.

        The trial video will be available after the trial. Jodi is now raising money for a private appellate attorney team and investigators.

        If Jodi gets a new trial it may be 10 years or more depending on if she gets sentenced to life or death.

      14. Next year, tops. Cases are overturned every single year for prosecutorial misconduct and other issues of injustice towards victims, happens all the time. Jodi was a victim and never even severed the head, which I would have done under those attacks, no doubt.

      15. After almost 3 million dollars will be spent on this case, there is no way the Arizona courts will throw this case out. The Arizona Court of Appeals will uphold whatever the outcome of the case is. Then the issues will be appealed one at a time.

        After being rejected, the appeals can then go to the 9th circuit court of appeals, If they turn it down it then needs to go to the next court and then the Supreme court. I think Jodi will get a new trial, but it will take around 10 years.

        It took Scott Peterson 7 years to file, and he has been waiting for a decision going on 2 years.

        I see you like to finish the job, and not leave a job half done.

      16. I am sooooooo very glad Travis is now dead as a result of his own actions. Had it been me, I would have done more “damage” to him because he certainly deserved it.

  2. Hey Rob, what’s in that picture? And doesn’t that look like a foot brace thingy instead of a shoe?

    There are sooo many holes in every part of this…investigation….

    You’re absolutely right about this trial being about …all of us….It’s like Jodi is the therapist, and all of our issues are seeping out….

    1. Sandra, I also used to think it’s a shoe. Now, most people agree it’s a body in the hallway. The white line is the baseboard.

      I think it could also be an illusion, or Travis being dragged by the arms (which doesn’t really make sense), or it could be someone tripping over the body.

      There is a left human hand bent back at the wrist against the floor or the wall. If it’s the wall, it is in the exact same position as Jodi’s palm print on the wall.

      I agree. Look how we act! We don’t try to be dispassionate and look at the facts and the evidence. Instead, we act like Travis or the way people think Jodi acted. We hardly know these people. We project ourselves into all of it.

      Sandra, that was a great article. One more like that and I can guarantee a new trial.

      Please check out AmericanCultureShock.wordpress.com if you get a chance. We want to know what you think. It’s good to try to think about other issues sometimes.

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