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Poor miss Lizzie, a murderess acquitted, 
By a judgment’s ruling of her peers,
Yet command by histories theatrics.
Astound damsel, to the wealth’s elite,
A matron’s old maid, imprisoned by 
An unjust fate.
By the falling axes sharpened blade,
Two lives ended, ensuing the public’s
Scandal and out rage.
Does not the rhyme in time not state,
The accusations inquest to her guilt,
Without evidences accuracy to the accused.
Used to frighten the rich and poor
Children alike to behave or else, did this
So go, Lizzie Borden took an ax,
And gave her mother forty whacks,
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty one.
A bloody odes melody, left to
History's swinging hatchet’s,
Rough unsheathed edge.
Rocking, chopping a ticking
Time bomb, of the pasted.
Her story's haunting mystery,
Still intrigues the Sherlock Homes
Detective, in the common man.
Whom did this dirtiest of deed,
The foul plays miscreant, that
Got away with murders perfect
Three ghostly voices scream
For justices revenge, a father,
A step mother and the daughter,
Proclaiming her own innocence.
Lizzie Borden's name, lives on
In Infamies guilty court of the


Copyright © cherl dunn

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  1. Date: 10/25/2014 4:34:00 AM
    powerful piece of writing excellent pen dear friend

  1. Date: 7/11/2014 12:21:00 AM
    Cheryl. Do you know very much of the story. I saw a movie made about it and it truly does seem like she did it. I guess it's like the murder of JFK. We just won't ever know what is true or not!! I just had to see this one because I love murder mysteries so its title stood out for me

  1. Date: 1/21/2014 11:01:00 PM
    Her name, brings chills down my spine.. I've read so many tales about Lizzie... you did a great and wonderful job..Linda

  1. Date: 10/31/2013 11:03:00 PM
    This is a unique and interesting write. You keep the reader intrigued from from beginning to end. Nice job

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 4:59:00 PM
    Never judge a book by it's cover! Just because someone might look guilty, does not mean that they are. Maybe one day we will know who the murderer was. I have heard stories that Lizzie may have had a boyfriend who did it. And, supposedly her father hated him...An excellent poem, Cheryl! Very intriguing indeed!

  1. Date: 10/27/2013 2:26:00 PM
    Cherl; This is awesome. I enjoyed it very much. I remember seeing the movie many years ago. Youy did a great job here. Thanks for sharing... Lucilla

  1. Date: 10/27/2013 12:42:00 AM
    I loved this one!!!! I confess I did it!!!!

  1. Date: 10/26/2013 8:53:00 PM
    WHY YOU SAID POOR MISS LIZZY... He name does live on. I don't know much of the true reasons one can commit such a crime. Her innocence is the only thing she took with her,,,, my friend you write tremendously well. I just got done grading a contest. Glad you stopped by my latest... I will come back to read your latest poem... always looking forward to your visits... always~ LINDA