The spooks stirred in their hallowed graves
The creatures of memory, nightmare's slaves
But I, in my lonely house did wait
For the coming dawn to the tap tap, of fate.
Hoots and shouts shook through the walls
Goulies, and shadows and death-bird caws
But I did not hear them over the scream
Shaking from my bones and up through my veins.
The door handle rattled, the thump, thump of hands
Their twisting and shaking and guttural demands
I lifted my finger and bit down on the end
Stilling myself, begging for strength, my old friend
The demons burst through the dejected door
Syrupy liquid drizzling from mouth to floor
"Don't look. It can't hurt you. This horror can't last."
Were my last sane thoughts before they started to dance
They leapt and they screamed and they bounced and they tore
Until I could bear the insanity no more.
"Bring me all candy and go to your rooms!"
I squeezed myself, holding my sanity tight
Praying I'd live through post-Halloween night.
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Do you write poetry? Like poetry? Have you read any awesome Halloween poems this year?
Love that poem - so fun! :)ReplyDelete
I would like to write poetry, but I've never considered myself a poet.ReplyDelete
Loved the poem :) I can't write poetry, never could. I always admire people who can!ReplyDelete
Ooh love this poem, I'm definitely in the Halloween mood now!ReplyDelete
Not a big fan of poetry. If I do dabble I prefer to have it read it to me rather than reading it myself.ReplyDelete
A great verse, perfect for Halloween. Thank you for sharing.
That was funny! I bet kids hopped up on sugar after a night of trick-or-treating is terrifying.ReplyDelete
Love the poem! Have an awesome Halloween!ReplyDelete
LOVE it!! Happy Halloween! :)ReplyDelete
I LOVE this! And of course, after they bring you their candy, they have to pay a one-candy penalty for every misdemeanor, right?!!!ReplyDelete
When I'd finally have to do the confiscation, they'd beg me to please not eat it all. How sad is that?ReplyDelete
Do you hand out cheese to kids who come to your door?ReplyDelete
Clever poem! Happy Halloween!!ReplyDelete
I enjoy writing poetry. I don't do Halloween poems but I did write a kind of scary poem that was published twice by Bookends Magazine (got paid both times). It was a short one relating the death of a child to the Little Red Riding Hood story. This poem was funny and entertaining. Hyper kids can be scary.ReplyDelete
Very good. I love poetry and write it occasionally, when I feel inspired by God.ReplyDelete
Terrific poem! Love cheese!ReplyDelete
That second line really got me. Loved it! Happy Halloween!!!! I am sending you virtual cheese treats. ;)ReplyDelete
I enjoyed reading that. Happy Halloween.ReplyDelete
Great poem:) And Happy Halloween! It's totally my favorite day of the year:)ReplyDelete
The poem is really great Crystal, I really enjoyed it... Happy Halloween to you and your family, have a safe and fun one ;)ReplyDelete
Fun. I love this holiday. Happy Halloween!ReplyDelete
That's so funny! ^_^ReplyDelete
Awesome poem! Happy Halloween! ^_^ReplyDelete
Is there CHEESE for Trick or Treaters? Is it Muenster cheese?
Hi Crystal .. love the poem - such fun and I can imagine the laughter coming from the family home ... I'd have thought you'd have cheesey candy ... hope you all had family fun - cheers HilaryReplyDelete