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The Water's Edge(A Halloween Poem)

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The Water's Edge(A Halloween Poem)

Born a legend, based on fact 
The story of the blind woman's well 
For she couldn't see the water's edge 
And in the watery grave, she fell 

When the moon shines full in the still of the night 
You can still hear her mournful cries 
She's begging for mercy from those in the light 
From this place where her body lies 

First blinded by darkness and then by revenge 
She swore that she'd make them pay 
She would take their children one by one 
And in her watery grave they'd stay 

For they knew that the woman went missing 
But there were none who seemed to care 
They had seen her bucket at the water's edge 
But they chose to leave her there 

She lured the children with promises of sweets 
That this woman in the well had found 
But when they would reach to claim their prize 
She would hold them til they drowned 

Twenty times two were the number of lives 
Before the curse was finally broken 
They filled in the well with tons of earth 
To end those words she'd spoken 

No more children would ever go missing 
To their watery grave below 
But in a well-shaped garden in the middle of town 
Forty-one roses still grow 

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  1. Date: 9/29/2010 5:23:00 PM
    Wow that's a scary one, Larry. I'm definitely not going trick-or-treatin on Halloween. Ralph

  1. Date: 9/28/2010 9:55:00 AM
    what an awesome little spooky halloween tale, I love it