“A Hallow’s Eve Scare” and Other Halloween Poems


“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!”


Moaning Spirits

In dim

Candle light

Each tear lost in pain

Where spirits and the living link

Bound by

Each memory of sin

To find

Never to go home

Never to rest

In sullen ground

He knew

As death drew

lights dimmer

As darkness began to win

Eyes would glow

As candles in back

Burn low

and Spirits

Sat as mourners

Pressed together

In a row.


Halloween Limericks

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.

Jamie Lee Hamann
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Jamie Lee Hamann

Things have changed over the years. My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished two collections of poetry "Six Years of Service" and "The Rhyme of the Ancient Middle Class" both available on Amazon and plans for more. I share a weekly poem for TCE every Saturday. I started work on my first novel and I am using TCE to share my progress as I go. I share new excerpts of this work every weekend. A Science Fiction novel that I hope is enjoyable to read. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family. I am excited to share my poetry and my writing. If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website simplepoetics.weebly.com. The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

3 thoughts on ““A Hallow’s Eve Scare” and Other Halloween Poems

  • September 13, 2019 at 6:05 PM

    Halloween is always a fun time when you are kids… enjoyed reading these Jamie.

  • September 14, 2019 at 12:32 PM

    Thank you Kurt and Phyllis. I hope to have a scary short story published soon and maybe some more poems. The season is upon us! Jamie


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