A Lynching

April 30, 2011
By bookworm29 PLATINUM, Rockville, Maryland
bookworm29 PLATINUM, Rockville, Maryland
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About ten years after the civil war
our family had a fright.
You see, a neighbor had been hung,
just last midnight.
They dragged him out of his home, and tied him up tight.
And when the crowd cried for blood,
the man was humg without a fight.
Now, dear children, beware
of the ghosts in white,
because if they take you as they took that man,
then you'll never again see daylight.


The author's comments:
We were studying the themes of Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry at school, and a group was presenting their research on lynching. I got bored so I started writing a limerick but it ended up as a ballad.

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llama said...
on Aug. 20 2011 at 11:54 am
So that's where you got it from ;)

on Jul. 21 2011 at 5:40 pm
bookworm29 PLATINUM, Rockville, Maryland
28 articles 2 photos 61 comments
its not "Humg" its "hung".... sorry.

on Jun. 10 2011 at 11:58 pm
only or adults 50 and up
this is a creepy stuff...
lol


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