Our Night Our Time: by Beth Butler

Our Night, Our Time …

our night, our time


It comes forth once more,

The tenth of the year bringing darkness and nightmares,

Cruel delights and wicked cackles.

The witching hour approaches full of mind tingling misfortunes.

Full of maggot coated confectionery,

And bodies rising from the soils.

This night has arrived when the oddities prance,

To the ones that pump blood through their veins

Feeling like brooding outsiders in their own skin.

And the no longer with us lying rested upon disturbed mounds,

Not forgetting about the half-baked, undead unsure kind of ones,

Their Brains transformed into a squelchy mush.

From howling creatures roam on all fours racing in the forests.

To pale and complex blood smeared upon their face type of beings.

Oh, hail to our time in the darkness.



‘Our Night, Our Time’ was written by Guest Author Beth Butler. We thank Beth for contributing to TCE with this great poem for the Halloween 2022 Poetry Contest,

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I am the Senior Editor and SEO Editor for The Creative Exiles (TCE). I edit all posts to help members achieve an acceptable score on Google and other search engines. I am also an author on TCE and write mainly in poetry and short stories. I have always liked to write. It is important to me that writing comes from my heart and soul. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. I began writing content online in 2007, starting with BellaOnline - A Voice For Women, where I was the Native American Editor, Folklore & Mythology Editor, and the Appalachian Editor. I also wrote articles for The Examiner, Daily Two Cents, and Yahoo. I am a freelance writer for Fiverr. I am currently an author on HubPages, a member/author of the Maven Coalition, and Senior Editor and an author for The Creative Exiles. Most of what I write takes a lot of research and I love it. Even if it is a fictional story, I will research for accuracy in whatever it takes to make my characters, their era, their location, etc. become realistic to the reader. I hope you enjoy my works. Thank you for visiting.

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