Ms. Wilson

by Paul Creswell

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"Ms. Wilson" is from the upcoming album "The Talesman" which will be released this September. Enjoy!

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Ms. Wilson will not speak of it today
But the newspaper reported
what she’d likely have to say
It was as long ago as most of you are old
And the colors they were primed
to welcome frost and snow

Her mother, Mattie Wilson,
went to Our Lord that time
And was buried in the yard
behind Our Lady Magdalene
At twilight, that same evening,
when Ms. Wilson went to pray,
she was chilled to the marrow
by what came out of the grave

It had the body of a child
but its face was something wild!
And she saw it claw its way out of the ground
Its breath was hot with flesh
having claimed its rotten prize
Now she never can forget those eyes!

Officer MacDougal formed a watch
to calm the town
And one night they caught Terrance Boyle
on the Magdalene grounds
The bites on his legs, they said,
were those of a raccoon
But Terrance never left the house again
by the light or by the moon

Ms. Wilson will not speak of it today
But her attitude was different then, they say
She told the papers all about
the horror on that night
Of the loss of Mattie’s corpse
and the vile grave-robbing sprite

It had the body of a child
but its face was something wild!
And she saw it claw its way out of the ground
Its breath was hot with flesh
having claimed its rotten prize
Now she never can forget those eyes!

Ms. Wilson will not speak of it today

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released May 26, 2017
© 2017 Paul Creswell (www.paulcreswell.com)
Art © Rhea Ewing (www.rheaewing.com)

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Paul Creswell Madison, Wisconsin

Paul – born and raised on the Minnesota prairie – currently resides in Wisconsin. When he isn’t doing something musical or tracking environmental public health, he enjoys a copacetic round of croquet.

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