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Poems inspired by Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

The Devil’s Friend 

By Carmello Carter

Girls sneak into the night 

Conjure love potions about boys

One goes too far to get her heart desire

and now Abigail throws the blame

Conjure love potions about boys

these girls who play with magic like a toy 

and now Abigail throws the blame

the lives she gave away will never be the same 

 these girls who play with magic like a toy 

Betty starts feeling sick Abigail throws a fit 

the lives she gave away will never be the same 

the lies they throw are quickly taken in

Betty starts feeling sick Abigail throws a fit 

 in the courtroom they create the biggest sin 

the lies they throw are quickly taken in 

tell the truth or lie which one do you chose 

 in the courtroom they create the biggest sin 

Mary is yelling John Proctor is from  hell 

tell the truth or lie which one do you chose 

but yet the truth is yet to tell

Mary is yelling John Proctor is from  hell 

John Proctnor has no shame 

 but yet the truth is yet to tell 

Abigail robbed him and ran away

John Proctor has no shame 

Now in Salem witch trials are over and there’s no one left to blame 

Abigale robbed him and ran away

And now John is off to Heaven forever put away

Dance with the Devil

by Gia DeRiggi

Dancing in the woods to summon a spirit, no clothes in sight

She drinks the blood to kill his wife

Elizabeth Proctor soon to be dead

Elizabeth Proctor now has a bounty on her head

She drinks the blood to kill his wife

Abby wants John all to herself

Elizabeth Proctor now has a bounty on her head

Abby will stop at nothing to get what she wants

Abby wants John all to herself

Mary puts a needle in a doll

Abby will stop at nothing to get what she wants

Abby claims Elizabeth’s spirit stabbed her

Mary puts a needle in a doll, Abby is a liar

Abby claims Elizabeth’s spirit stabbed her

John has had enough, Abby is a liar

John admits to witchcraft and now he’s dead, hung by a cord around his head

John has had enough

But for now Elizabeth Proctor still has a bounty on her head

John admits to witchcraft and now he’s dead, hung by a cord around his head

Elizabeth will hang too, after she gives birth

But for now Elizabeth Proctor still has a bounty on her head

John and Elizabeth will be together forever in death for not admitting to something they didn’t do 

Sneak into Passion

by Michael Scaramellino

Abigail and John sneak into passion

She hates Elizabeth

Abby wants to kill her to be with John  

The Devil is loose in salem

She hates Elizabeth 

Abby says that Elizabeth is a witch 

The devil is loose in Salem  

The devil is on the hunt for you

Abby says that Elizabeth is a witch

Abby is in love with John 

The Devil is on the hunt for you

The devil attacks the girls in the woods

Abby is in love with John

John wants to stay with Elizabeth and does not love Abby.

The Devil attacks the girls in the woods.

The court is questioning everyone in the town.

John wants to stay with Elizabeth and does not love Abby.

John tells Abby that he would see her in hell

 he court is questioning everyone in the town.

All the girls lie to the court.

John tells Abby that he would see her in hell

John tells the court that he cheated on his wife.

All the girls lie to the court.

John gets hang to save his honor

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