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Leubella Down the Wych-Elm


Gilbert Syndrome

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Her slack mouth stuffed with taffeta
And her crepe shoes stiff with mold

One hand, her right, was missing
The other wore a ring of gold

Her story will never be known
But the seeds of her legend were sewn

A lady of war, a spy, witch or *****?
Leubella can never declare

Like the pale flesh on her forehead
Rotten and raw
Her story will never be heard

Stuffed inside the Wych Hazel
With its roots that reach down deep

Trapped inside a wooden tomb
Between its branches she did sleep

Who put Bella in the Wych Elm tree?
What tale can never be told?

Who stuffed Bella down the Wych Elm tree?
Her crepe shoes now stiffened with mold
 
Based on the somewhat-true story of "Bella in the Witch-Elm," a body found inside a hollowed Wych-Hazel in Hagley woods in 1943. Many stories and theories abound. © Mar 2017, Michael John Gilchrist
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I frickin' love that!!!  Is it yours Gilbert?

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Love it.    Thank you for sharing.    :wub:

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On 6/15/2023 at 4:16 PM, OverSword said:

I frickin' love that!!!  Is it yours Gilbert?

Cheers, mate. Yeah I wrote this a while back. It's since been used as the lyrics for a song of the same name by my friend, Winterquilt, on his latest split EP, Portals to Perdition. 

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On 6/15/2023 at 11:42 PM, tcgram said:

Love it.    Thank you for sharing.    :wub:

Thank you, TC!

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On 6/16/2023 at 11:19 PM, Antigonos said:

Absolutely outstanding.

Cheers, mate, I appreciate it. 

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