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Investigating Jack the Ripper - The Bait

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Investigating Jack the Ripper - The Bait

He cuts throats too, my dear friend Ramsay!
How can I sing myself to comfort,
Sing wonderfully, as my father brags,
With a cut throat!?
Perhaps the draining of my fluids shall be our killer's lullaby,
As he sleeps soundly with the soothing flow
Of my newly dead blood!

With an uncertain sigh,
I now stand alone, quaking!
Cruel thought imagining despairing fate
How could Ramsay have so much faith in a cowardly girl
When faith is simply what she lacks? 
She is out to find an evil one unseen,
A twisted fiend that can be he that passes—or he!
Where shall she go from here?
Surely she cannot stand in this spot forever;
The rain has already chilled the coward to the bone,
When all she has on for warmth, the foolish child,
Is a thin old sweater?
But, ah, her bone is to be chilled once more,
And the weather, I'm afraid, will not be the cause. . .

-this is a dark soliloquy of a character in an unfinished play about Jack I wrote... maybe a couple years ago? I gottah put a date on these things! Haha-

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  1. Date: 4/17/2013 8:04:00 PM
    The girl has talent and will be famous one day! At least she is appreciated now. This is great stuff.

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 10:49:00 PM
    Creepy, dark, and awesome. Very well done... I think you mentioned the play before...or the idea of it...that or maybe it was the book/story of or with many haha anyway really awesome. :3 Always Becca

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 9:45:00 PM
    Hi Laura, eerie it is when it comes to the history. I feel sorry for the bait. my fiance loves stories and movies on the creepy man. I will show him your poem tomorrow at work. Thank you for sharing... always a fan~ Linda