Baby Gabriel Mom, Elizabeth Johnson, Quotes Musician Everlast in Bizarre "Poem" to Baby-Daddy

The goal of Elizabeth Johnson, mother of missing baby Gabriel Johnson, apparently is to make the boy's father, Logan McQueary, as miserable as possible -- a plan that now includes sending him "poetry" that quotes lyrics from a musician nobody's cared about since 1998.

In a bizarre "poem" Johnson sent to her baby-daddy, McQueary, she quotes musician Everlast's 1998 hit "What it's Like," as well as more ramblings from a woman who once told her baby's father she had thrown the boy's "little blue body" into a dumpster in San Antonio, Texas.

The illustrated "poem" Johnson calls "The Universal Mother," first uncovered by KPHO, shows a drawing of a pregnant woman surrounded by bizarre quotes like the lyrics from the Everlast song.

"Maybe one day you might know what it's like to walk the blues. They call her a sinner, they call her a killer, and they call her a whore. Maybe one day you really will know what it's like to be alone," she writes, kind of quoting the depressing 1998 hit (see the actual lyrics here).

She goes on to write "but whenever did the self-righteous know the sentiment of pity," a quote to which she credits to Mark Twain (it should be noted, we couldn't find that quote attributed to Twain, or anyone else, for that matter).

Johnson concludes her "poem" with the word "hypocrites."

Johnson's been charged with kidnapping in the disappearance of her then-1-year-old son, Gabriel, who was last seen when Johnson claims to have given the baby to an unidentified couple she met at a park in San Antonio in December 2009. That was only after she told the baby's father that she'd killed the boy and put him in a dumpster.

Johnson's trial is scheduled to begin May 9. See the image of the "poem" at the KPHO Web site.

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