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Author Name: FreeFLETCH 4 Comments
Date Added: October 28, 2009 18:10:51 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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The Legend of Alferd Packer
Close your ears to the blandishments of hope
The presiding Judge he said
Listen not to its fluttering promises of life
You to be hanged by the neck until your dead
Prepare to meet the spirits of thy murdered victims
The judge continued on
Prepare for the dread certainty of death
Alferd Packer was jailed before dawn
Packer allegedly consumed his companions
A claim in which he denied
For the hopelessly lost out of provisions
Who to say who lies
The truth can be stranger than fiction
This is another tail
At the time of his death he had vegetarian breath
Since he was released from jail

Author's Notes:
Alfred G. "Alferd" Packer (January 21, 1842 April 23, 1907) was an American prospector who was accused of cannibalism
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Comment By: Freecolin skilton on October 29, 2009 05:00:04 PM Report
Gosh Fletch not someone l have heard of but interesting stuff.

They hanged a family here two centuries ago for the same thing in Scotland.

They really did invite the neighbours for lunch!!!

Colin  : D

Comment By: FreeTanya Harrison on October 29, 2009 10:56:06 AM Report

This is an interesting poem that sucks you in, but it makes me want to gag.  Makes my turkey wrap not too tasty.

Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on October 28, 2009 08:56:34 PM Report
Of course, Fletch, you would pick this gruesome ol' fella'~!! lolol.....He was news back then...And, you have brought him to CP in a great poem....
Margaret...the Baglady

Comment By: Freee. Gene Myers on October 28, 2009 08:51:54 PM Report
Makes me want to say,  "Donner?    Party of one." 
Interesting poem and topic .........  Gene


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