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David McLansky

Rookie - 482 Points (5/24/1944 / New York City)

Riff on David Lewis Paget's Fine 'The Mudlarks'


Bad Cess

It's said to be
Bad cess, bad luck
To rob a suicide;
To steal her chains
And ruby rings
After she has died;
The wealth found
In her dress pockets,
The copper coins and things
On her lapels the golden locket,
Her diamond stone earrings;
In life they brought no lasting joy,
No lasting happiness
Her life ended in the mud
Such was her distress;
So leave those bodies
The Thames wash up
Along it’s oily shore,
In the slimy, fetid muck,
Tide battered bruised and sore.

Submitted: Sunday, April 28, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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