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