THE WITCH SINKING
by Sabrina Maurer
They came in the middle of the night for me
Yowling and cryin’
“Burn the witch Freya!!”
What could I do when they tied me up
And lead me straight to the City Hall?
I couldn’t do anything.
I just had to let them do whatever they want
As long as I could plead guilty
No one would be trying to light me up.
When they brought me into the City Hall
I listened to the couple of accusations
Which I knew where all true
But they were from the past.
An since then I have made amends
For the things I have done.
I fall on my knees and plead guiltless.
No one will listen and they say my punishment is drowning
What? What happened to the fire?
Then the head council man stood and told everyone
That witches sink while normal people float
I then see what I should have seen
These people are fools! I could easily trick them
But then again while I am under water I can hold my breath
For what is there to hold me back from this dismal place?
Not a thing.
So I kick and I scream
While they drag me into the river
They throw me in and I sink to the bottom
Holding my breath I swim farther down stream
Knowing that the humans would go down this way
As I travel further and further
I plan on where I can go now.
Surly France, they could always use a witch.
Why not England? They never have enough.