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Mary’s Lamb and the Beast MAG

By Holly R., Fruita, CO

     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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This article has 16 comments.

i love this so much!

on May. 11 2017 at 5:50 pm
Luckystar78 ELITE, London, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"..though warm as summer it was fresh as spring." (Thomas Hardy) ("Far from the Madding crowd")

This is really reminiscent of a fairy-tale; or a folkloric piece that incorporates: modern elements into an ancient tale. It is really a tale of your own: so congratulations on your originality and engaging narrative.

Binte SILVER said...
on Dec. 24 2013 at 5:41 am
Binte SILVER, -, Other
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Brilliant. One of the best I've ever read. 

on Mar. 5 2012 at 4:33 pm
cathyhorse BRONZE, Aurora, Other
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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:)

on Dec. 20 2011 at 3:00 pm
BlackPhoenix GOLD, North Bennington, Vermont
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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

on Jun. 26 2011 at 8:33 am
PSaditya SILVER, Hyderabad, Other
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Subtle but profund. Brilliant!

inkflowerKNC said...
on Jun. 10 2011 at 2:41 pm
inkflowerKNC, Townsend, Delaware
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Favorite Quote:
"When at first you don't succeed, try, try again."

This is brilliant. A little scandolous...but brilliant.

on May. 20 2011 at 10:11 pm
emoprincess666 GOLD, Nampa, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
"when the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace"

I like the hidden references and the personal experience that shines through. I can appreciate this because I've always been a morbid person.

on Mar. 11 2011 at 4:41 pm
WindDancer GOLD, Lexington, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"It's time to start living the life you've imagined"
- Henry James

"I read to escape, I write to confront."

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!!

on Aug. 22 2010 at 11:23 am
Emily555 BRONZE, Virginia, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Winners practice until they get it right. Champions practice until they can't get it wrong.

I love this poem!  It's one of my favorites.  Good job.

on Feb. 7 2010 at 2:47 pm
lilyraven BRONZE, Veneta, Oregon
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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

on Feb. 7 2010 at 2:44 pm
lilyraven BRONZE, Veneta, Oregon
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Wow this is amazing...Absomolutely stunning! This rivals my love for chocolate... ^..^

KatNSky SILVER said...
on Feb. 2 2010 at 8:27 pm
KatNSky SILVER, Salem, Missouri
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Wonderful! I love it.

ZiRaww! SILVER said...
on Jan. 10 2010 at 10:15 pm
ZiRaww! SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
“Giving up doesn’t always mean you are weak; sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go. ”

I wanna know the lie ^^

on Nov. 22 2009 at 5:54 pm
CheshireKitten BRONZE, Riverview, Florida
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This is great! :)

on Aug. 30 2009 at 5:20 pm
Joegirl2418 GOLD, Columbus, Ohio
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this is awesome! very clever and creative. keep it up =]