The Halloween Curse

The Halloween Curse …

Halloween Curse
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.
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John Hansen

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.

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.

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John Hansen

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. 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.

9 thoughts on “The Halloween Curse

  • September 27, 2019 at 9:32 AM
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    Spooky and nicely phrased poem, John. Well done.

    Reminder: if you want this post to be entered in the Halloween contest, make sure your categories are ‘Halloween’ and ‘Contest Entry’. ‘Poetry’ and ‘Free Verse’ are fine.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 12:11 AM
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    Thank you, Phyllis. I added “Contest Entry” but I won’t have enough Halloween poems to be competitive there anyway.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 5:47 PM
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    Hannah, my daughter, is nine and is going to be a werewolf this year. She wanted to be scary. I love these poems. Jamie

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  • September 28, 2019 at 7:00 PM
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    Hi jamie. I hope Hannah makes a great werewolf and scares everyone. Thanks for reading. Take care.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 7:04 AM
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    Halloween – my favorite time of year… cooler temps here in the US, football, and reruns of the Universal Monster moves,,, great poem John

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  • September 29, 2019 at 7:15 AM
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    Sounds like a great time of year there Kurt. Thanks for reading and your comment. Cheers.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 7:25 PM
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    Nice spooky read John. I love Halloween, the mischief, the intricate costumes, walking around watching my kids enjoy treat or treating, I cant wait….and like Kurt said, its football season. Lol Go big blue. Nice free verse John.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 7:40 PM
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    Hi Paul, thanks for that comment. When myself, and then my kids were children we didn’t celebrate Halloween here in Australia so missed out on all the fun. In the last few years it has caught on and my grandkids go trick or treating but they live in different towns/cities so we still miss out on the fun.
    Decorating the homes and jack o lanterns still hasn’t really caught on yet. I hope you enjoy the season, especially the football.

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