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Author Name: FreeBarbara D. 11 Comments
Date Added: October 10, 2006 01:10:55 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Lizzie Steps Out

Hysteria abounds in darkness tonight

Ms. Borden is haunting, a horrible sight

Tired of her tomb, she steps out of the dirt

Her historic past, only hearsay that hurt  

 

Humdrum, she shakes the soil from her axe

Harsh were the rumors of those forty whacks

She had counted each one, pffftt- forty they say

She remembered fifty on that bloody day

 

Through bleak hollow sockets she surveys the town

The mean spirited judge was easily found

No warning was given, no howling, no shriek

She crept to his bedside, stood over the heap

 

I was an innocent wretch, sent to the worms.

Vengeance is mine! she watched as he squirmed   

Without any guilt, in habitual fashion

She ravished the form, gutturally laughing

 

Revenge echoed throughout the tombstones that night

A loud rattling of bones; demonic delight

Her axe wet with blood, forty one it had took

Lizzie entered her coffin and fastened the hook

Author's Notes:
1-haunting, 2- howling, 3-horrible,
4-hollow, 5-humdrum, 6-hysteria,
7-hearsay 8-, heap, 9-historic
10-, harsh,
11-hook, 12-habitual,
 
~These words were sent to me from Frozen Tears. We thought we would shake it up a little and get some Halloween spirits aroused with word bank poems~
 
And to all my fellow Canadians, "Happy Thanksgiving"
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Comments:
Comment By: FreeAndrew on December 7, 2009 02:53:54 PM Report
this was a lot of fun - and having visited Fall River, Mass (Lizzie's town), I always feel somewhat closer to our gal.  Add "hysterical" to your list!
Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on October 16, 2009 03:04:17 PM Report
And, of course being gone, I missed this gem~!!  Woohoo....let's hear it for Lizzie~!! Simply GRUESOME, just the way we like it....lol
Love this...
Maggie....wielding the axe back...(((and CONGRATZ on the Award))

Comment By: FreeWith pain comes strength on November 2, 2007 08:01:19 AM Report
Good write

Congrats on the award

Nik

Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on October 30, 2007 09:58:22 AM Report
I too am glad to see new winners Barbara and as you know you are one of my favorites here. Congrats on the award, it is sooooooo deserved, Joe
Comment By: FreeGlata on October 29, 2007 02:25:26 PM Report
So glad to see new winners!! This is wonderful :o) and I'm smiling all over to see you wearin' this medal!

Hugs and love you...

Glata

Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on October 29, 2007 09:09:42 AM Report
Barbara:  I'm doing the "happy dance" for your Feature Poem Award.  Super Congrats!!

 

Lady D

Comment By: FreeThe Mystic Poet on October 29, 2007 01:48:09 AM Report
congrats!
Comment By: FreeGlata on October 10, 2006 07:08:57 AM Report
*shivers* ooooohhh! What a way to kick off the Halloween season!!! Awesome job, Barbara...certainly succeeded in making me look over MY shoulder!

Loved it!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Love and hugs...

Glata

Comment By: ModeratorJillian K. Alexis on October 10, 2006 02:49:10 AM Report
You did a good job sis of using the words our Tearz gave you, to write a wb poem with. Your' creativity is wonderful, and your' talent knows no end...Love, Jilly
Comment By: FreeGraham Jones on October 10, 2006 02:46:54 AM Report
Excellent Barbara, a true poem in the spirit of things very cleverly done.
Comment By: FreeJoe on October 10, 2006 01:44:58 AM Report
A hauntingly good write, Joe




 


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