“A Hallow’s Eve Scare” and Other Halloween Poems
Time to Welcome Halloween
Another October and I am excited by the cooler weather and the opportunity to share poems. Halloween is right around the corner and all the memories of Halloweens past begin to return. I looked back into some of my old notebooks and found Halloween treats from when the kids were younger and the night could cause a scare.
My sister and I put on our mask
grab our bags and bring to task
this cold October night where the bats
fly down upon our sleeping black cats.
A Hallow’s Eve Scare
Here I stand with my bag as planned,
And my sister takes hold of my hand,
Lights make us glow like Jack-O-Lanterns.
Lost in shadows fearful rule,
Opened a door to a house with a creak,
Within the dark we heard a shriek.
So stands Medusa’s snakelike hair.
Evils gnarled hands out from a lair,
Versions of ghost stories read aloud,
Erupted forth within our scared minds.
Slithering forth, THIS WAS OUR DOOM!
Cradled her hand around her broom
As my sister, with horror, looked over at me
RUN! We turned around deciding to flee
Even when she said “CANDY!”
Each tear lost in pain
Where spirits and the living link
Each memory of sin
Never to go home
Never to rest
In sullen ground
As death drew
As darkness began to win
Eyes would glow
As candles in back
Sat as mourners
In a row.
All year we wait for Halloween night
Each child an unbelievable sight
My girl an astronaut
Vampire from Salem’s Lot
A Werewolf to bring us quite a fright.
As we moan the classic “Trick or Treat”
From each door to door with hurried feet
To avoid any ghouls
Or any witches schools
No monsters in dark for us to meet.
Then we hide in our home with candy
As we quote our Halloween decree
without a bellyache
for this holiday’s sake
we can’t enjoy our scary movie.
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