The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #35759   Message #491899
Posted By: Coyote Breath
25-Jun-01 - 11:06 PM
Thread Name: BS: Women who drowned her 5 children
Subject: RE: BS: Women who drowned her 5 children
wow. I am stunned by all that which went on before my little bit.

I think we are all just plain human beings who can sometimes get twisted into something frightening and muderous. I remember a "folk" song which is more to the point of this story than The Cuel Mother:

His name was Charlie Lawson He had a loving wife And nobody knows what caused him To take his family's life

They say he killed his wife at first As the little ones stood by Oh Daddy do not take our lives We are too young to die

But the raging man could not be stopped He did not heed their call He gave them five and fatal shots Ubtil he'd killed them all

They did not carry him to jail No lawyer will he pay He'll have his trial in another land On that final judgement day

I weep for the mother, the children, the father; all who have been smothered with this thing, seared by this thing, saddened by this thing

All of us