poetry by j matthew waters

Murder in Falaise, 1386

The sow was insane
doing what she did
to the little girl
while six piglets
stood by her side.

Given a public defender
the pig was dressed
in man’s clothes
and escorted
to the courthouse.

Witness after witness
described the horror
in which the animal
tore into the child
for no good reason.

In her defense
the accused cried
on the witness stand
as her six piglets
suckled away.

Quick justice found
the defendant guilty
sentenced to hang
in the city square
on the taxpayer’s dime.


may two thousand twelve
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

Based on a true story.
For more information google “1386 pig hanging”

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14 thoughts on “Murder in Falaise, 1386

  1. Fabulous! One of my favourite periods in history.

  2. cyberbonn on said:

    You’ve been nominated! Please follow link for more info: http://cyberbonn.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/nomination/ 🙂

  3. Pretty brutal, but you’ve told this really well! Excellent stuff!

  4. That is a new story to me, thank you! The beautiful chateau at Falaise has many stories, but this one changed everything…

  5. I have always found this tale a little off-putting. And being a person of little soul, I am left wondering if there was a BBQ to follow.

  6. Pleasant Street on said:

    Interesting. I never heard this story before. If there wasn’t so much documentation I would call BS, that it was just a hoax

  7. Oh my!

    This has left me filled with emotion, which means your job has been done as a writer!

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