The Halloween Curse …
There is an old cemetery down by the church,
A place that I like to avoid.
They say that the spirits come out to play
With children when they trick or treat.
For Halloween’s here and the witching hour too,
There are demons among us I know.
So, stay in your house, don’t go out at night,
Beware of the Halloween Curse.
If you are tempted to venture outside
Make sure that you don’t go alone,
For evil is lurking in every dark nook
Just waiting to spring a surprise.
Dress like a monster, a vampire, or witch,
There’s more chance you’ll return alive.
But if your good fortune deserts you this night
And you should fall foul of the curse,
Be sure there’ll be others on whom you can prey,
As a werewolf, or vampire, or worse.
by John Hansen © 2019
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Longtime poet but not in the traditional technical sense. I enjoy rhyme but like to experiment and dabble in many different forms and maybe even make up some of my own. There is always a message or lesson I want to promote through my writing, for that reason, my poetry generally shies away from the abstract and obscure.
– John Hansen
After a lot of procrastinating I have finally self-published my first eBooks of poetry "I Laughed a Smile" and "On the Wings of Eagles" at Lulu.com.Now I find myself branching out and experimenting with short fiction.
I have also been fortunate to have two poems chosen to be made into songs and recorded. The first "On the Road to Kingdom Come" by Al Wordlaw, and the second, "If I Could Write a Love Poem" by award-winning Israeli/British singer Tally Koren.
I am also finding my services increasingly in demand as a freelance writer and I have ghost-written the text for a number of children's books and educational tutorials.
It has taken me many years of searching and restlessness to realise that my life's passion is to write. It saddens me that I wasted so many years not devoting to that, but thinking positively, the experiences gained over those years is now wonderful material for my stories and poems.
I want to try to bring a new focus on poetry and try to make it appealing to a new generation of young people and those who thought they never liked or understood it before.
Latest posts by John Hansen (see all)
- The Alpha Male, a Short Story for Halloween - October 19, 2019
- We, Three Scary Monsters (or Let’s be Ghouls Tonight) - September 30, 2019
- The Halloween Curse - September 27, 2019