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Author Name: Freequeens1 3 Comments
Date Added: August 12, 2007 21:08:14 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Mistress Mary

Mistress Mary, quite contrary

How does your garden grow?

With silver women and cockled old men

And pretty maids all in a row.

Each decomposing in their reposing,

Fertilizing all that I grow.

Becoming compost,

Leaving just their ghosts,

Thatís how my garden grows.

Author's Notes:
A dark and twisted nursery rhyme that was dark and twisted to begin with.  Mary, Mary, quite contrary was about Mary, Queen of Scots who was said to have tortured and beheaded over 300 people.  Silver bells--thumb screws, cockleshells--meant for men's private parts, and pretty maids--the guillotine, originally called the maiden, but shortened to the "maid".
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Comment By: FreeHenry M. on August 21, 2007 02:39:18 PM Report
I have to say Patty that I learned something today, thanks to you! I never knew about this, thanks for sharing.  Henry
Comment By: FreeLast Temple Knight on August 18, 2007 05:34:01 PM Report
Quite frightning and left me with bit of a chill, great horror work!
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on August 14, 2007 12:09:46 AM Report
Them nursery rhymes were ALWAYS about some terrible events..At least, you are honest with your treatment..hee hee...len


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