Liz!  what have you done

Liz! what have you done

A Poem by Fran Marie
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10 word contest write

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 No ESCAPE for ole Liz
her mundane life had
no DAZZLE..
even a FLY had more fizz

each day she dreamed
to meet a HANDSOME beau
 and having a mansion on the hill

her FRAME of mind
grew more twisted
WHISPERING to her
those she had to kill.

 perhaps skinning her
mom with a DEER KNIFE
crossed her mind 
and how quaint she thought
 for dad to come
home and a body to find.

The old crone had been 
a thorn in Lizzie's hair
and Liz laughed a FLIPPANT laugh
 as she stripped herself bare

She thought more 
power had an axe
to deliver to mum
and dad the fatal whacks

Oh yes,it was TABOO
to speak of such dirty deeds
but Liz was full
of deadly greed
she darn well knew it was wrong
Now the children sing Lizzie's song..

Lizzie Borden took an axe..gave her mother
forty whacks
when she saw what she 
had done...

well.. I suppose we 
all know the rest..

© 2020 Fran Marie


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I saw the pic of elizabeth montgomery and I was thinking something more wholesome...I think i had a crush on her as a kid:) but turns out twas a bit of macabre in these lines:( poor bewitched Lizzie:/ she did so confuse the sensibilities of her day and her day was a confusing set of sensibilities to say the least. the things that happened behind the closed doors of polite society back then could raise the goosebumps of even todays mindset. nicely penned surprises in this poem Fran:)

Posted 2 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

  Fran Marie

2 Months Ago

thanks Robert
yeah..i also saw
the movie ..a great
actress ..she played
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Good Morning Fran-Marie,

Thank you for your entry into the 10 Words I Give contest.
"Even a fly had more fizz" gave me a giggle.
Nice use of the ten given words! A rather grim tale, though
worth the read.

Good Luck in the contest and again, thank you!
Stay tuned for another round.

Blessings,
Wicahpi

Posted 2 Months Ago


I saw the pic of elizabeth montgomery and I was thinking something more wholesome...I think i had a crush on her as a kid:) but turns out twas a bit of macabre in these lines:( poor bewitched Lizzie:/ she did so confuse the sensibilities of her day and her day was a confusing set of sensibilities to say the least. the things that happened behind the closed doors of polite society back then could raise the goosebumps of even todays mindset. nicely penned surprises in this poem Fran:)

Posted 2 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

  Fran Marie

2 Months Ago

thanks Robert
yeah..i also saw
the movie ..a great
actress ..she played
.. read more
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Rye
I enjoyed this write, this is creative and well written

Posted 3 Months Ago


  Fran Marie

2 Months Ago

thanks Rye so very
much appreciated;
creative use of those words..."she gave her father 41"

Lizzie's Mothers Day gift to her mom...
I think her mom might have wanted cake instead of flowers.
a fun one.
j.

Posted 3 Months Ago


  Fran Marie

3 Months Ago

haha ..y e a
maybe so
thanks for
reading and your
words..I s o. appre.. read more

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