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The ballad of the Specter

May 18, 2009
By Anonymous

Who is this babe who so softly sleeps,
Whom my ghostly hand cannot touch?
Though she is not mine to keep,
I must watch her for a while, watch her for a while.

Oh babe of mine please do not cry!
And though you know your mother not,
I shall hold you in my arms,
As a mother ought.

Why did I die for such a child?
Why did I leave her angel locks?
She sleeps so softly, deep and mild,
It tears my heart to see her!

Oh babe of mine please do not cry!
And though you know your mother not,
I shall hold you in my arms,
As a mother ought.

Now I must away, my darling girl!
I dare not shed a tear,
For if your father finds me here,
He will kill me again, I fear.

Oh babe of mine please do not cry!
And though you know your mother not,
I shall hold you in my arms,
As a mother ought.


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on Nov. 8 2013 at 10:00 am
RandomPoet SILVER, Apopka, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is like a box of chocolates you never know what your gonna get"Forrest Gump
"Never say goodbye, because goodbye means going away and going away means for getting"Peterpan

My teacher is going over ballads in class, and i was on here and thought "hey i will read some ballads"! I saw this one clicked on it and i enjoyed reading it.  

on Feb. 13 2013 at 11:00 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

This was really interesting! But sad... And a little frightening;). Very, very good.


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