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Moors Murderous

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Moors Murderous

Our moorland flowers sleep deep in the peat,
tamped into loam, sad strays without homes,
secrets silent as your taciturn, inscrutable soul.
We listen for whispers in the gorse-sharp wind:
the voices that plead are feeble - we pay no heed.

Imagine me Hitler's whore, a leather-clad death camp doll.
Twine your tormentor's hands in the Aryan hair
you adore, bleached white as bones.
Coldly hard, insert yourself like a knife,
cervix-deep, your body churning inside me

as if ploughing this wild furrow where we lie,
a tangle of sighs, deaf to the cries of the ones who died.
Pulp me into stinking soil, pulverized cotton-grass.
Your eyes reflect sinister storm-stained skies,
heather-shaded hills in misted light.

I cannot explain why you excite.
The thudding axe whacks you coolly delivered
throb through me. I grasp sinewy fingers
that have wrung out last gasps, strangled, slit throats,
taped a sonata of screams for our secret pleasure.

Do you feel me shiver, or hear a thin sliver
of a cry? The steel-silver light is a killer -
I close my eyes to the too-bright.
And after, picnicking. Sandwiches on a shallow grave,
stream-chilled Rhine wine. Trophy photographs.

We loom larger than this lofty landscape
while far below us the oblivious city flickers.
Yes, the sky is darkening like a stain,
and what occurs, what falls, will not be rain
but reactive fallout from our dark deeds.



Myra Hindley and Ian Brady committed the infamous 'Moors Murders' in the UK in the 1960s

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  1. Date: 4/15/2013 9:02:00 PM
    Charlotte, Congratulations with your winning poem in Heather's "Famous Couples/Duos" contest. ~Always* Linda

  1. Date: 4/13/2013 8:46:00 AM
    Charlotte, This is truly talented verse, its story perfectly told in a powerful way!! Congrats for your well deserved first!

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 2:25:00 PM
    Yes I have read of them, maybe even from another write on Soup maybe another of yours, a horrid tale hard to dwell on. Excellent writingas always. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 1:43:00 PM
    Oooh, scary stuff. Congratulations on your placement, Charlotte. A well-deserved one, for sure. :)

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 11:42:00 AM
    Congrats, Charlotte. Nice going. hugs, Ralph

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 5:36:00 AM
    Stunning...

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 10:47:00 PM
    Many congrats for this win.

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 1:11:00 PM
    Sounded like Adolph and Eva there in the beginning... Scary! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 10:10:00 AM
    Excellent Charlotte, a very powerful write on this evil pair. Congratulations on your win Take care, Richard.

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 5:29:00 AM
    Congrats on your top placement. You deserve it~A.O

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 2:04:00 AM
    Congrats on your 1st place :) Jaggy

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 11:22:00 PM
    Big congrats Charlotte on this wonderful poem. Cheers.

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 9:01:00 PM
    WWow, this is spine tingling. Congrats on a great win. Rick

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 8:18:00 PM
    This is creepy and oh so good. A well deserved win.

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 5:55:00 PM
    Razor sharp writing, congrats on your win

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 2:20:00 PM
    Wow........this was powerful and what an amazing story you were able to express.....chilling and wonderful Charlotte! Congratulations on this terrific write!

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 2:17:00 PM
    Congrats on this well written poem...donna

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 1:49:00 PM
    Very unusual but really well written. Well deserving of no. 1. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 10:02:00 AM
    many congratulations Charlotte xx

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 9:08:00 AM
    Charlotte, this poem is haunting and extremely chilling - yet you have penned it beautifully. You are a true poetess! Big congrats on your win in my contest!

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