Perfect Halloween Night

Perfect Halloween Night

perfect Halloween night













I knew it would be a perfect Halloween night
The cookies we baked for kids were sure to delight.

The day had been warm and windy, dry leaves blowing
Everywhere, crispy leaves, colors were still showing.

Lovely colors in shades of red, yellow and gold,
No rain to ruin this perfect night we were all told.

Pumpkin shaped cookies were cool and ready to frost,
Mother cried my food colors are gone, they are lost.

A major problem, a huge disaster indeed
To always please the kids the colors she did need.

Jack-O-lantern faces drawn in colors so bright
Must be ready for this perfect Halloween night.

I will run to the store Mom, don’t have a tizzy.
I forgot my hat and my hair would get frizzy,

As I ran I admired the pumpkins carved this day,
Jack-O-Lanterns so scary kids would run away.

Strong gusts of wind suddenly made the pumpkins roll
Out to the sidewalk looking like out for a stroll.

On my way back home Jack-O-Lanterns seemed bigger,
How could this be I wondered, well just go figure.

Crispy leaves sounded so nice as I quickly ran
To get back home to Mom just as fast as I can.

I dropped the bag and stopped to pick it up quickly
I saw pumpkins had moved closer, looking sickly.

I wondered about this, from a distance heard crying,
Colors stained my frizzy hair as I lay dyeing.

On this perfect Halloween night.

© 2016 Phyllis Doyle Burns

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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.

10 thoughts on “Perfect Halloween Night

  • October 22, 2016 at 1:03 PM

    Haha, so fun Phyllis! So many Halloween memories, spooky stories and costume snags. I enjoyed it, very clever. 🙂


  • October 22, 2016 at 10:27 PM

    Great Phyllis, a fun poem of those special Halloween nights, no doubt enjoyed as kids and adults alike. Nicely penned.

  • October 23, 2016 at 2:28 AM

    What fun, Phyllis. I so miss not having ever celebrated Halloween because I lived in Australia.

    • October 23, 2016 at 3:01 AM

      This was a fun poem to write. Thanks John for reading and commenting. I think it is great you are able to enjoy Halloween through stories and poems from us.

  • October 23, 2016 at 5:57 PM

    Halloween always brings out our willingness to be frightened! Good stuff, Phyllis!


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