readers poetry

The Witches of Pendle

by Eric. D Bishop

When the winter wind is blowing chill
and clouds obscure the moon,
strange sights are seen on Pendle Hill
and misfortune coming soon!

For in the towns and hamlets small
midst poor men and the rich,
there bides an evil, straight from hell
a curse’ed Pendle Witch!

No man nor beast is safe until
these evil fiends are caught,
we’ll seek them out from where they hide
and try them, as we ought!

We’ll try them in the proper way
upon the ducking stool!
and if they float, then we will know
they are the Devils tool!

And in this Shire of Lancaster
we know the course to take,
with a witch, there’s just one fate…
…that’s burning at the stake.