The Hobbling Horror/Crazy Jake

The Hobbling Horror!

Dear boy, dear boy

So hushed you are.

Wandering, Searching,

Lost, limping in the dark.

Dear boy, dear boy

his hands so cold.

Hunger's mewling toy,

So bitter and cold.

The Hobbling Horror!

Whistling, whistling in the woods

Where whimsy children played,

Where watching in the woods

The Whispered Omen stayed.

Wandering, wandering in the woods

Where woodwind music bayed,

Where Jake with heart willed good

The Whispered Omen stayed.

One night, one night in the woods

Where wily children pranked,

Where Jake was towed through mud

The Whispered Omen stayed.

Wailing, wailing in the woods

Where under wick and flame

Where Jake was wrapped and bound

The Whispered Omen came.

And there it found him.

It found him.

Warping, warping in the woods

Where time was wrought and tamed

Where Jake would burst of blood

The Whispered Omen spake.

Whispered, whispered in the woods

Where deal was wanton made

Where Jake agreed he would

The Whispered Omen spake.

Wanted, wanted in the woods

Where Jake limped in the haze

Where wily children worry

The Whispered Omen ate.

Dear boy, dear boy

So hushed you are.

Scouring wooded void,

Bound, limping in the dark.

Dear boy, dear boy

with hands so cold.

Hunger's wretched toy,

So bitter and cold.