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mrmhead On about 2 hours ago




NE, Ohio
#1New Post! May 14, 2019 @ 01:29:35
This was always one of my childhood favorites from a childhood favorite book, which I just purchased on Amazon.
The Hodgepodge Book (American folklore)
Collected by Duncan Emrich

It does not give an authors name
but here goes:


Did you ever think
As he hearse rolls by
That some day in it
You will lie?
They'll bury you deep
in the cold, cold ground.
Where it's inky black
and there's never a sound.
And the worms crawl in
And the worms crawl out,
And they crawl all over
Your chin and mouth.
And they call their friends,
And their friends' friends, too,
And you look like hell
When they're through with you!



And that was before I was a Stephen King fan!

Leon On about 7 hours ago




San Diego, California
#2New Post! May 14, 2019 @ 02:08:42
Reminds me of a Pogues ditty...

Sit down by the fire
And I'll tell you a story
To send you away to your bed
Of the things you hear creeping
When everyone's sleeping
And you wish you were out here instead
It isn't the mice in the wall
It isn't the wind in the well
But each night they march
Out of that hole in the wall
Passing through on their way
Out of hell
They're the things that you see
When you wake up and scream
The cold things that follow you
Down the boreen
They live in the small ring of trees on the hill
Up at the top of the field
And they dance on the rain
And they dance on the wind
They tap on the window
When no-one is in
And if ever you see them
Pretend that you're dead
Or they'll bite off your head
They'll rip out your liver
And dance on your neck
They dance on your head
They dance on your chest
They give you the cramp
And the cholic for jest
They're the things that you see
When you wake up and scream
The cold things that follow you
Down the boreen
They live in the small ring of trees on the hill
Up at the top of the field
They play on the wind
They sing on the rain
They dance on your eyes
They dance in your brain
Remember this place
It is damp and it's cold
The best place on earth
But it's dark and it's old
So lie near the wall
And cover your head
Good night and God bless,
Now f*** off to bed
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