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  Banshee Of The Brook
by Mr. Ed
Saturday, October 06, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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“I heard that kind of a sound that a ghost makes,

When it wants to tell us about something that is on its mind,

But can't make itself understood, and so can't rest easy in its grave,

And has to go about that way, every night, grieving.”


Mark Twain


There is a place I’ve visited in the northwood

That is haunted by The Banshee Of The Brook

They say she’s been here for hundreds of years

She’s the subject of many an old legend and book


Some say she is the spirit of a young Indian maiden

Whose father hid her here during a rival tribe’s attack

Some claim that she is a centuries old pioneer’s widow

Whose brave husband went hunting and never came back


Others have claimed that she’s the fiancée of a lumberjack

Some speculate, that her betrothed, is old Pine Needle Ned

They say that she has been waiting here forever, for his return

While he’s been off searching the vast northwood, for his head


Whoever she may be, my canines and I saw her one misty night

They began howling, as we watched her flutter about in the trees

But she never even seemed to notice us at all, as she began wailing

I couldn’t understand her eerie words, but I truly believe she grieves


I also believe there are many things, which we will never understand

And that both life and death, hold many truly extraordinary mysteries

I’ve seen and heard and experienced many unexplainable things in my life

Some of them are both chilling and sad, as is this tale of The Brook Banshee




©October 2012, Mr. Ed

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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/9/2012
Awesome! And I totally agreed with your last stanza!!!

Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 10/8/2012
Mr. Ed ~
Lady of the Brook to one day she may speak clearly
and you will know her story !! Chilling and sad
the close encounter.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Odin Roark 10/7/2012
To poeticize with plain down to earth sensorial wisdom is what normally is dramatized as revelation or supernatural. Here you've asked the reader to accept reality as it is... always mysterious when we stay conscious.
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 10/7/2012
Ahhh yes there are many mysteries my
Dear Mr. Ed :)and this was a nice one
to share!


Love and Light
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 10/6/2012
Spooky tale *Mr Ed* from
your encounter.. as such
mysteries can be both
charming and alarming..

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams 10/6/2012
Really, one never knows, does one, if that slight movement in the corner of the eye is real or surreal, physical or mental, fact, or fiction. Wonderful write Ed. The possibilities! Be well, Kathy
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 10/6/2012
Many a death has left a tale of woe in its wake. Some have become legend, some have not. Some have been forgotten, some have changed a lot. So ever if you are out in the woods at night and you hear a mournful sound. You can bet there's a story there somewhere, if you just hang around––and talk to the locals, that is.

Reviewed by Budd Nelson 10/6/2012
yes there is much we do not understand as yet and a spirit grieving is not yet ready for the final journey
Reviewed by D. Vegas 10/6/2012
I too believe there are many mysteries and unexplained
happenings for I have witnessed a few. Great poem, Ed.

Reviewed by John Domino 10/6/2012
Great poem about things unexplained, mysteries unsolved and the unknown. It's all a mystery of faith.


Thank you Ed, for all the wonderful things that you do.

John Michael Domino
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 10/6/2012
I have one living with me in the house, as soon as she heard the music, she starting squeelin, ykes, Ed.

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