Pendle witch

Lancaster Castle many years ago,
the court rooms did put on a show.

Up Pendle Hill it was such a hike
to find the tower of Demdike.

Was she a witch?
We’ll never know.
Could she do magic?
Or was it a show?

August 1612 was the day in court,
throwing her life away and held
in the Well Tower for months on end;
sending poor Demdike around the bend.

Her grand-daughter, only nine
had her time to shine.
Jumping on the witness stand
and sending ten to hang.

Pointing the finger at all her clan,
was the court just an almighty sham?
It did not matter that fateful day
for in the end twelve did pay.

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Mark Quinn has always been creative. A strong desire to fulfill a childhood dream is what spurred him on to write and publish his first book back in 2013. He lives in Manchester, England with his wife and furry friends. He is active in charity work and supports a variety of local causes. Mark’s wish is to entertain and amuse people with his stories, taking them out of their normal surroundings for just a brief time while they absorb his imagination through his writing. Happy reading!

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