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The words string together well to create a stirring story. It left me wondering, however, what the sin referred to was - at times it sounded like prostitution, at others witchcraft, for which the witch was burned.
Ultimately, I suppose it doesn't matter, as the reader can draw his/her own conclusion.

The poem has a melodic construction and unfolds well.
If I have one suggestion it is in reference to verse four and five, where you use 'Alas, twice in quick succession. It would read better if you changed one of the words to an alternative.
08/07/11
Very thought-provoking, cautionary material which still gives room for God's grace at the end.
08/09/11
Our lives are indeed “much ado about nothing” until we accept Christ and salvation and have real purpose! Your poem shows this well.