The Underworld’s Fair – Where It’s Halloween Every Day


Step right up, Come One and Come All

Prepare yourselves to enter the Hall!

Welcome everyone, to the Underworld’s Fair

Halloween Never Ends, so I bid you Beware!

Make way for the Ghosts and the Beasts and Trolls

The Slithery things that come out from their Holes!

Vampires and Things that go Bump in the Night

Witches on Brooms find Delight in your Fright!

Mummies with loose Wrappings

Zombies and their Trappings!

Ghouls, Harpies, and a Gargantuan Gnome

Straight-Jacketed patients with eyes colored Chrome!

Werewolves and Spiders and two Undertakers

Grinning schoolboys we call Troublemakers!

A Sparkling Dragon and a few Ugly Ogres

Psychotic Crazies and Murdrous Chokers!

Oh the Underworld’s Fair is full of Suprises

Everyone guilty of so many Vices!

Screams on the Midway, Orbs on the Stages

Corupt Entertainers, Wizards, and Sages!

With Penetrating Eyes they bore through your Soul

Leaving you Empty, Confused, and so Cold!

More people come in than the Number that Go

Eaten, Drained, or lost to the Shadows!

Pulled quickly away from the Crowds and the Rides

Unknowingly Slaughtered, their Flesh did Divide!

Amongst Demons and Devils and Cannibals Too

Warlocks and Priestesses who practice Voodoo

Their Bones Animated, a Living Skeleton

A Magical Plaything, Some Underworld Fun!

So warned are you Human, and Warned You For Real

The Underworld’s Fair is a Dangerous Deal!

Your Luck won’t last if you keep coming Back

Eventually they’ll get you; They’ll send the Hunchback!

He’ll split you in two, like a fresh Loaf of Bread

Lickety Split; Just like that and You’re Dead!

Your face on the posters that seek those who’ve gone Missing

Never again will you mix with the Living!

So take a moment or three before Redeeming that Ticket

Is it really so Important to see that Exhibit?

Is your Life so unworthy you’d risk the Despair

Of a Dark, Rainy Evening at the Underworld’s Fair?

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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

2 thoughts on “The Underworld’s Fair – Where It’s Halloween Every Day

  • September 27, 2017 at 9:54 PM

    Good grief and leapin’ lizards !!! This is one Fair I will not be attending. If we had a contest for The Spookiest Post, this one would be my choice. You managed to thoroughly frighten me with this excellent, well penned Halloween poem, Ralph. Well done indeed.

  • September 28, 2017 at 2:22 AM

    This is extra creepy, Ralph, and a great Halloween poem. I love the rhyme scheme.


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