Poetry Forum Areas

Introduce Yourself

New to PoetrySoup? Introduce yourself here. Tell us something about yourself.

Looking for a Poem

Can't find a poem you've read before? Looking for a poem for a special person or an occasion? Ask other member for help.

Writing Poetry

Ways to improve your poetry. Post your techniques, tips, and creative ideas how to write better.

High Critique

For poets who want unrestricted constructive criticism. This is NOT a vanity workshop. If you do not want your poem seriously critiqued, do not post here. Constructive criticism only. PLEASE Only Post One Poem a Day!!!

How do I...?

Ask PoetrySoup Members how to do something or find something on PoetrySoup.


Lilli Schull - Lyrics by Uncle Tupelo


Lyrics
a great crowd has now gatheredall around the jail todayto see me executedand hear what I do saynow I must hang this morningfor the murder of Lilli Schullwhom I so cruelly murderedand her body shamefully burnedthe fire where I burned heris again now within my sighther lovely face recoveringand the fire that burned so brightthe cries of poor Lilliagain I can almost hearas she begged me not to kill herher life alone to sparenow I bow down to Jesusin penitential griefand I beg him now to save melike he did the dying thief
God bless my aged parentswho mourn for me aloneand my wife and babywho will be left aloneit was then that I heard a whisperin a most gentle tonemy grave is one sufficientto save the vilest one