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Mary’s Lamb and the Beast This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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     Mary’s lamb was black as coal

His eyes half blind with hate

And everywhere that Mary went

Her lamb would lie and wait

And when they were all alone

He’d whisper sweetly in her ear

And filled her pretty little head

With lies that grew in fear

Then Mary told just one friend

Who went to tell one more

And in this way the lie was spread

From door to neighbor’s door

Soon the lie raged all around

A beast no one could tame

And no one knew that secretly

Mary’s lamb was to blame.



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Binte This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 24, 2013 at 5:41 am
Brilliant. One of the best I've ever read. 
 
cathyhorse said...
Mar. 5, 2012 at 4:33 pm
i like it a lot!!  it reminds me of those people with the innocent faces but the twisted hearts... sort of like a twist on a fairy-tale:)
 
BlackPhoenix said...
Dec. 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm
it's dark but not in a grungy or mornful way, but im intrested if it's about a batrayal of a freind or self
 
PSaditya said...
Jun. 26, 2011 at 8:33 am
Subtle but profund. Brilliant!
 
inkflowerKNC said...
Jun. 10, 2011 at 2:41 pm
This is brilliant. A little scandolous...but brilliant.
 
emoprincess666 said...
May 20, 2011 at 10:11 pm
I like the hidden references and the personal experience that shines through. I can appreciate this because I've always been a morbid person.
 
WindDancer said...
Mar. 11, 2011 at 4:41 pm
This is totally fantabulous!!! Also my name is Mary, and people sing Mary Had A Little Lamb to me all the time, which is annoying, but I digress. I really love the twist to this, and it's just really quite cool :) Keep writing!!
 
Emily555 said...
Aug. 22, 2010 at 11:23 am
I love this poem!  It's one of my favorites.  Good job.
 
lilyraven said...
Feb. 7, 2010 at 2:47 pm
I also really like the almost fairy-tale-ish twist thing you've got going on. It's dark...In a fantastic way! Well done
 
lilyraven said...
Feb. 7, 2010 at 2:44 pm
Wow this is amazing...Absomolutely stunning! This rivals my love for chocolate... ^..^
 
KatNS said...
Feb. 2, 2010 at 8:27 pm
Wonderful! I love it.
 
ZiRaww! said...
Jan. 10, 2010 at 10:15 pm
I wanna know the lie ^^
 
CheshireKitten said...
Nov. 22, 2009 at 5:54 pm
This is great! :)
 
Joegirl2418 said...
Aug. 30, 2009 at 5:20 pm
this is awesome! very clever and creative. keep it up =]
 
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