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Rated: E · Poetry · Mystery · #2113842
Salem trials and Lindbergh family ties
The Goode Conspiracy

Kathleen McNamara


It all started with a family tree,
the search went limb to limb.
The letter found in an old diary,
with a warning about a sin.

It was committed long ago,
and the payment would be steep.
“All will lose their firstborn child.”
“You will know my pain so deep.”

The letter written by Sarah Goode
on the eve of her hanging day.
Her babe died in that very jail,
and she swore they all would pay.

The searcher dropped the parchment
and started tracing through his charts.
Every generation lost an infant,
every family, broken hearts.

This family, not direct descendants,
the bloodlines loosely tied,
but to the curse it did not matter.
The payment would be satisfied.

The Lindbergh and Morrow families
were thoroughly aghast
to think that the kidnapped baby
was tied to Salem’s past.

Both families denied the tale,
and the historian was disgraced.
But when they looked for the ancient letter,
they found it was misplaced.

Did Sarah come back to claim it,
her vengeance not to be denied?
Who will be the next generation
to keep the bloodlust satisfied?
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