They hung him twice

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William Wilson was a gunman,

the lowest kind of all:

A no-account bushwacker,

who shot his ex-boss from behind a wall.

 

They hung him once and cut him down,

he awoke and said, “I survive.”

So they hung him again and he woke up in Hell

claiming, “Hell, I’m burning alive!”

 

© JW Thomas

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14 thoughts on “They hung him twice

  1. Mary Cathleen Clark August 20, 2016 / 3:41 am

    He should have kept his mouth shut and played possum. 🙂
    Knowing you, I would imagine this is based on a true story???

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    • jwtatfbc August 20, 2016 / 3:43 am

      Yes, he should have, though I’m glad he didn’t. And yes it is based on a true incident, my friend.

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      • jwtatfbc August 20, 2016 / 3:51 am

        That was definitely the intent; like a spoon full of sugar to make the medicine go down.

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      • jwtatfbc August 20, 2016 / 4:00 am

        It definitely is, my friend. It works in thought provoking lessons as well.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Mary Cathleen Clark August 20, 2016 / 4:03 am

        Lol…I bet it does. I’m off to bed now, my wonderful friend, good night and sweet dreams.

        Liked by 1 person

      • jwtatfbc August 20, 2016 / 4:05 am

        Good night and sweet dreams to you as well, Pretty Lady.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Poet Rummager August 26, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    I love this poem! JW, we’ll be reblogging this one today on SlasherMonster. It will be posted in the afternoon (about 3pm PST). Thank you so much!!

    Liked by 1 person

      • jwtatfbc August 26, 2016 / 9:34 pm

        I sent you an email from my gmail account, Rose. It’s okay if you use this instead of the other one… or you can use both; whatever suits your needs.

        Thank you again.

        Liked by 1 person

    • jwtatfbc August 26, 2016 / 9:31 pm

      Thank you, Rose. I’m glad you like it.

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