Blackbird Hill

Blackbird Hill

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I love reading about ghost stories and felt compelled to write about this one.

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Blackbird Hill
© 2020 Cindy Prince

In the late 1800's
Stands Blackbird Hill
Overlooking the wide Missouri

A husband was jealous
Perhaps he's jealous still
His ghost's overwhelmed with fury

Pre chorus
He stabbed her first but she didn't die
He threw them both off and you still hear her cry

Chorus
On the Omaha Reservation
Blackbird Hill stands tall
Part of God's creation
You can still hear her haunting call
On October 17th every year
Her last scream can still be heard
The cry is always crystal clear
As she fell from the big Blackbird

No matter what the weather
The sound is the same
She is screaming through the ages

The sound is overpowering
All the residents proclaim
Do you think you are courageous?

Repeat pre chorus and chorus



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Comments

Edward 9th Street's picture

Missouri/ fury rhyme is gold, and lots of other fresh near rhymes. Great story, told so concisely, and you nailed the hardest part, a great ending. Really well done. .

Kristi's picture

Ooh...a spooky one. This one is especially eerie with the screaming every year. I like the image of Blackbird Hill standing tall as God's creation. Nice one, Cindy!

coolparadiso's picture

yeah thats a bit different but pretty cool. where is Maddie when you need her! Smile

JamKar's picture

This one sent chills! Your storytelling at it’s finest here.