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The Legend of Mary Moore
"The Legend of Mary Moore"
(copyright Bigjobbie/Jeremy R Reston 2010)

There is a legend round these parts, of a ghost named Mary Moore,
who makes the scratchings in the ceiling, and the creakings in the floor.

She was once upon a time a woman, of nature good and true,
she helped young mothers birth their children, and she'd aid the sick and dying too.

As was common in her day, she practiced magic on the side,
but came a time when hard-souled men, named her "Satan's Bride".

Murdered so she was, set aflame upon a post,
a crime so wrong and terrible, it loosed this hateful ghost.

She haunted the shadows of the town, she reflected it's darkest truths,
she was the turning of the milk, and the drowning of innocent youths.

Even now those round these parts, dare not speak her name,
for fear of calling up this demon witch, and of dying if she came.

You will hear from time to time, of sightings here and there,
of seeing her in the swamp beyond the edge of town, or in their father's favorite chair.

But mostly she rustles among the leaves, and gives the wind a chill of the grave,
no one would welcome a visit from Mary - Well, no one but the brave...

Of course it's such a silly idea, why would you even care,
to call upon an evil spirit, or...perhaps you wouldn't dare?

If the fancy takes you perhaps, or you're not too afraid,
there's a way to bring Mary to heel, with a spell that can be made.

Wait til night is fully waxed, then stand in a mirror's stare,
Repeat these verses and hold your nerve, speak with utmost care:

"Mary Moore, Mary Moore, show yourself to me,
Mary Moore, I do not fear, the sight my eyes will see."

But, be warned and do not misunderstand,
She will appear upon your heels, and grasp you with her hand.

With fingers hard and dry as sticks,
and breath born deep in swamp, she'll whisper songs of evil deeds and other darker tricks.

Do not turn round, nor meet her mirrored gaze,
just look straight ahead and keep your nerve, and recite this final phrase:

"Mary Moore, Mary Moore, I ask you now to leave,
Mary Moore, your beauty is such, my heart will ever grieve."

You do these things, and do them right, and the monster she will go,
and leave you to the mortal world, accursed with what you know.

But say them wrong, these careful words, or not do these actions right,
Mary Moore will steal you away, to the world of eternal night.

It all sounds a ripe old tale, but I swear that it is true,
There was a girl who tried and got it wrong, a girl like me and you.

For it's not actually Mary scratching, making the house creak and moan,
but the girl Mary locked in night, trying to get home.


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Halloween Competition entry from 2010. Theme was Urban Legends.
"Mary Moore" was my local version of the "Bloody Mary" legend.

Thought I'd upload it for Halloween this year.
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12xx Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Does anyone know how I can contact Jeremy Reston, I wish to commission him for an illustration. 
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RedTweny Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
THX for having spent some your minutes in my gallery...very appreciated !
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Rorkas Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Thank you, Jeremy :)
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for fav =D
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SuperDuperCookie Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Thanks for the fav~ ^^
It's very much appreciated.
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BRITTANY-x Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
thankyou for the :+fav: :D:D
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Melelel Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
thanks for the fave
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