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LiTtLe bOy blUe

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LiTtLe bOy blUe

I don’t know how to start
The story that I want told
The parts that chill me to the bone
And makes my blood run cold

When I was but a little child
And they thought it not be heard
Though I was busy with my play
I attended to each word

Never spoken above a whisper
Barely breathed the truths come out
The darkness that lived within our town
Beyond gruesome was no doubt

A mother and her children small 
While sleeping in their beds
Were each accosted everyone
And then were left for dead

The father when returning home
Was horrified at the question
That he would kill his family
Made him ill at the suggestion

He was overwrought and confused
Did someone have their four year old
Was he safe, was he well
This is where the darkness
Becomes a mystery no one would tell

Where’s the little boy 
That looks after the sheep
Why he’s under the haystack
Dead asleep

Written for Debbie Guzzi's   'Something wicked this way comes' contest

Copyright © Laurie Ginn

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  1. Date: 5/14/2009 3:30:00 PM
    I am so loving this..the last stanza is terrific. Well deserved win. BG

  1. Date: 5/14/2009 10:15:00 AM
    Laurie, Congratulations on placing Danielle's contest. Your poem is definitely wicked. Love, Dane

  1. Date: 5/14/2009 9:58:00 AM
    Hi Laurie.... well done sweety... congratulations !

  1. Date: 5/14/2009 6:36:00 AM
    Dear Sis Laurie,Congratulations on YOUR well deserved Third place Win in Deborah's Contest How horrifying The same thing happened to my foster brother George in my POEM Ma'am LOVE YOU and YOURS ALWAYS...HG

  1. Date: 5/14/2009 5:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your third place win in the contest. Wonderful write. Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 11:47:00 PM
    Congrats on your success in Debbie's contest Laurie Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 6:45:00 PM
    Congrats on 3rd Laurie...Raul

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 5:50:00 PM
    Oh shivers just fingered my spine-I loved each line! Congrats on this third place win!-AA

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 5:01:00 PM
    Congratulation on placing in Deborah's Contest, Laurie! This is a terrible-wicked-amazing poem! Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 4:25:00 PM
    Hey there Kentucky.....Hooray..and yippee for you!!!! You took the "sugar sweet" out of this nursery rhyme..that's for darn sure!! I will never think of that sleeping little guy the same way...ever, ever again!! :) !!! Congratulations on your winning wicked Mother Goose!! :)LOL!!

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 4:00:00 PM
    YAY! Congrats Laurie on your big win in Debbie's contest! Completely awesome and so well deserved! Love, Shar xo

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 6:31:00 AM
    And wicked it is, Laurie. Great entry to the contest, good luck. Terrible-horrible story. I hope it's not veridical. Best wishes, my friend. Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/24/2009 11:31:00 AM
    Certainly a sad tale--and definitely evil. Creative slant on the topic. Best wishes in the contest. Thank you for your kind comments on my poetry. Keep on writing. Karen

  1. Date: 4/22/2009 4:50:00 AM
    EEK! I'll never see that boy the same way again - yikes, hide the mother goose book! lol good luck in the contest, love, Kristin

  1. Date: 4/21/2009 8:14:00 AM
    OOOOO.....chilled me to the bone, .... talk about grimm (not so very fairy) tales !! Too much like a headline in a daily newspaper....too awful, yet too real. You caught pure wickedness in this one, Ms. Ginn. Ok, missy.......thanks for another sleepless night ..........! (Soup mail)

  1. Date: 4/21/2009 6:17:00 AM
    wow LG this is a winner! I LOVED IT! just wow again wow

  1. Date: 4/20/2009 5:25:00 AM
    This is indeed a black Mother Goose, "makes my blood run cold." Very effective, Laurie. Love, daver

  1. Date: 4/19/2009 1:34:00 PM
    Nice flow, beautiful work and best of luck in the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 4/19/2009 11:43:00 AM
    This feels like such a current story in the death culture of our world ... best of luck with this one ... it certainly pulled me in.

  1. Date: 4/19/2009 6:57:00 AM
    Truly frightening with a deep sense of reality, Laurie. We don't have to read horror novels to find wickedness. We need only open the newspaper. The last verse is a "killer." Outstanding work! Love, Carolyn