Brutalized

Brutalized

373 Reads 16 Votes 1 Part Story
Olan Smith By CottonJones Completed

This is the story of a boy named Billy Snodgrass who lived in the Dakota Territory during the 1890's and who is murdered by strangers as he play near a stream in the woods next to his farm.

gailrunschke gailrunschke Aug 29, 2015
Such a well told narrative poem, eloquently expressed with a horrific, surprise ending - a captivating read - Vtd
AliceMorris7 AliceMorris7 May 28, 2014
this is a horrific you managed to protray the innocence of the yong boy and the happiness of the simple things like playing by a river then turn it into a a horror scene where he's innocence is snatched away and his life, taken heartbreaking.  greatly told. you are very talented.
SparklesAndGlitter SparklesAndGlitter Nov 23, 2012
Very..... brutal. It started out so happy, yet ended so sad. It certainly rouses both anger and horror, and that last line finished off with a splash of sadness
                              ~Lilly
CottonJones CottonJones Nov 22, 2012
@CrissCross17 Thank you for reading and commenting; it is a very sad tale.  LPF, Olan
CottonJones CottonJones Nov 17, 2012
@notags thank you for your read and comment on this poem.  Love, peace and freedom, Olan
EyesOfRain EyesOfRain Sep 30, 2012
Oh..my..god... This poem freaks me out. How completely and overwhelmingly sad and horrible. That poor little baby. Stories like this make my blood boil. I am glad that you wrote this to keep his memory alive. Well done.