The Borden Alphabet
A was the August the murders took place,
B Bordens murdered by blows to head and face.
C was the Crime in all its detail,
D was the Daughter at once put in jail.
E was the Evidence not in her favor,
F was the Few little facts that might save her.
G was the Gown all covered with paint,
H doubtless the Hatchet, tho’some said “it ain’t”.
I was the Inquest they held all in vain,
J was the Jury who ‘most went insane.
K was the Kind of a woman she was,
L was the Lawyer, who pleaded her cause.
M for Money the motive was plain,
N surely the Note they searched for in vain.
O was the Officers of the police,
P was the Pardon and speedy release.
Q were the Queries and Questions each day,
R was Alice Russell who gave her away.
S was the Sentence, oh how did she fear it!
T was the Ten months she waited to hear it.
U is the Unfinished story it makes,
V is the Villainous interest one takes.
W for WHO it is nothing explains,
X the Unknown who forever remains.
Y would still bother us if we would let it,
Z is our Zeal as we try to forget it.