by Daniel Turner |
October brings us panoramic scenes
Picassoesque impressionistic style
From reds to browns and earth tones in between
When nature paints those landscapes that beguile
The helpful sun provides hot yellow paint
Which bleeds and blends from mountains to the seas
There are no signs that nature shows restraint
As hues are scattered by the autumn breeze
Yet with her madness comes a masterpiece
The reason for spring's jealousy of green
Before her creativity has ceased
Her orange and black spills on Halloween
October means peace, love, and harmony
Get with your friends, enjoy fall's scenery
By Daniel Turner October 3 2016
by JAN ALLISON |
I hear the doorbell ring and I rush to answer it
The heavy wooden door creaks and squeaks and groans
My face is a ghostly white, you can only just see my eyes and mouth
The children scream loudly and drop their bags of sweets in fright
Terrified they flee down the path not pausing to look back
I grab their sweets and quickly slam the door
I dash to the bathroom
Twenty minutes is up and its time to wash off my face pack
Hee hee hee it works every year
5th October 2014
by Michael J. Falotico |
I took the pictures down and folded all the clothes...
The carpet seems new where the couch used to sit...
A freshly painted outline used to hide behind our photo...
The plants are gone ,the fish tank is empty, only left
are echoes of our life...
His and her's boxes sit by the door like Halloween candy
ready to be given out..
Where love once rang out only whispers can be heard...
No more lights in the window or a lit candle on the piano...
The welcome mat is all rolled up like so many holidays went by..
One last glance as darkness fills the room, still the only warm
memory is lingering smell of your perfume...
Empty Apartment contest
by Verlena S. Walker |
cute love, funny love, gender, humor, humorous, nonsense, sweet,
A distinguish old gent picked up tricks.
On Halloween, he went for a treat.
He staggered up the street.
Hips swaying g-stringed a drag queen!
Penned on May 05, 2014.
by Dana Smith |
Oh, how lonely might I be this sad year?
With no chocolates, love, or Valentine. . .
A Halloween at home, Christmas, no cheer,
Now February, with none to call mine !
So will I spend it sadly, bored, at home,
Writing, or reading, or browsing the 'net?
Spend a lovers holiday all alone-
Distracting myself, hoping to forget.
'Least without chocolate, I won't gain weight.
And the flowers would just wilt anyway!
And it cost money to go on ONE date,
So why do I care, it's only one day. .
'Cause Cupid shot not an arrow, but dart,
Oh, and I want to be someone's sweet heart!
by Gary Bateman |
funny, halloween, hilarious, humor, humorous,
Count Dracula’s Love
Count Dracula’s love is blood—sweet and bright red,
And he wants to bite your neck while you’re in bed!
Seeking his next eternal bride on this All Hallows’ Eve,
His “undead” bite makes him happy and isn’t a pet peeve!
Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
October 25, 2015 (Clerihew)
by john freeman |
Prowl darken streets, seek sweet treats
Human evil seeks…
This pure Love of heart
Unaware what evil lurks
In human dark souls…
Just another child
Bites the dust of human lust’s
Illusions of ghouls…
For Contest: Halloween Haiku
In Honor of : Linda-Marie Sweetheart of P.S.
by Russell Sivey |
My front door, the color of pumpkins
As a skeleton adorns the screen door
Jack-o-lanterns plenty about the porch
And spider webs exist upon the floor
Owl sits on the deformed tree in the yard
Filled with many spooky eyes in the holes
A scarecrow stands guarding my open gate
Cats, all black, run around looking for moles
A witch laughing sits in a dark corner
Moving to the sound of a passerby
We wait for the first sign of fearful kids
On Halloween night, I love it, no lie
by JAN ALLISON |
My costume makes me look fat
And I lost my witches hat
I can’t find my broom
It’s not in the room
Now where’s my lucky black cat
An unfortunate man named Keith
Mislaid his set of false teeth
Tried apple bobbing
His jaw was throbbing
Poor guy can’t get no relief
I love eating pumpkin pie
My tum is big its no lie
I pick up my spoon
Then I start to swoon
Feel sick and I want to die
11th October 2014
by Dorian Petersen Potter |
dark, halloween, horror, travel,
~ Haunted Lighthouse~
(Free Flow Style)
Perched above water
Full of ghost stories
Lighthouse is so old
Lightkeeper still here
Love doing his rounds
This is still his home
Never wants to leave it
Lighthouse is so old
Some folks see his ghost
Sometimes he appears
They listen at night
Footstep sounds upstairs
Lighthouse is so old
He still cares for lighthouse
It's always his home.
Dorian Petersen Potter
by Daniel Beus |
girlfriend-boyfriend, romance, teen, halloween,
"Ere the full moon I must be home,"
she cautioned me in pleading tones.
"My father, he will be waiting."
My youthful desires frustrating
for an evening with her alone.
Afternoon kiss...her blue eyes shone...
Our love, her father to condone,
so back home I am her taking
ere the full moon.
Good intent, but with two tires blown...
"He'll understand." She: "You don't know!"
"Not a far walk"...her head's shaking.
Eyes like honey, deep sounds making.
Sunset...we run for life and home
ere the full moon.
October 7, 2012
for: The Ultimate Halloween Contest Free Poetry Contest
by Andrea Dietrich |
seasons, halloween, time,
Autumn, you are best in the time that I was born,
In the beginning, when children scurry to school.
Not in the end, when trees of leaves have been shorn
By winds or flurries of snow when days are too cool.
I love you in the time of Indian summer’s glow
When days are still bright, and they linger into night,
And trees along mountains are putting on a show,
Even to Halloween when we revel in fright.
Quickly how you pass into winter’s fierce grasp.
You fall, and only recollections can I clasp.
For Janette Fisher's
the Season of Mist and Mellow Fruitfulness Poetry Contest
by Winsome Miller-Rowe |
color, devotion, emotions, funny love, gothic, halloween, scary,
How bright your eyes of cerulean blue
Look out from your porcelain face my dear
I saw those ivory teeth and I knew
That crimson blood would be flowing right here
Your cloak matches your obsidian brows
Absinthe is the green the grass we lie on
Love burning like charcoal as we carouse
Making our love last way before the dawn
Your sable hair reminds me of honey
And I crush my lips to yours oh so soft
I know that this is better than money
But do you agree? I noticed you coughed
Ash of roses the color I evoke
Before leaving you in a puff of smoke
by Kay Roberts |
Happy Halloween everyone
??"Trick or Treat"??
Covered in stitches.
Slicing your insides.
Slurping up blood flow.
Terrorising the town.
The grim reaper,
Oh I, Love all that.
Tonight's the night,
For "Trick or Treat",
Kids of all ages,
Eating too many sweets.
by jonny sance |
halloween, happiness, how i feel, joy, love, rap, romantic,
First there was fireworks
then there was stars
couldn't think of anything else
but her smile. stars struck stars
and all I can see is the
glow of her beauty;
with rain instead of sunshine
it was all so divine
rhyme scheme: abcbdeff date submitted: 7/30/16
by liam mcdaid |
angel, brother, death, love, memorial day, miss you,
Dearest brother in Heaven
I pray for you always
especially this time of year
as you are so very sadly missed
In everything we say and do
you live forever
inside peal drops
In a part of our heart's
held very precious dear bro
wishing you happiness
filled with joy dancing
with the angels
My brother drowned this night pulls heavy in sadness Halloween night whilst on holidays with his children in Majorca a sad family time of year
by Jennifer M. |
A Lovers Charm..
A Merchants Ring.
A Bullfrogs Heart..
A Black Bats Wing..
In the cauldron,
to simmer and swell.
I raise the Goblet..
and cast my spell.
by Eve Roper |
bereavement, children, death, halloween,
Halloween Night October thirty-first,
twenty-seventeen. A wet night of lit
cut out jack-o-lanterns, parties, games, cursed
ghouls and goblins, and witches shadows flit.
Children dress in fun or scary costumes
going door-to-door round the neighborhood
shouting, "Trick or treat!" running on sweet fumes
being good, but they eat more than they should.
Today was different; it was a day
of grief and sorrow over an act of
terror; Innocent lives taken away
too soon with families. Where is the love?
An act of sheer terrorism meant to fright
it will not discourage, but make us fight.
by Doris Culverhouse |
funny, holiday, seasons,
Pretty fall colors carved and decorated
Understandably the best in a cream covered pie
My favorite flavor is the cheesecake
Plump and lumpy or perfectly orange
Kill it with a shotgun after halloween
I love to watch the scrambled pieces fly in the air
Never let the Jack o lantern go to waste!!
Seeds left on the ground, grow next year!
by PAT Adams |
fantasy, halloween, humorous, word play,
Wecome to the Vampire Halloween party
Count Draculas and you'll see quite a few
"You are my sunshine", plays in the background
They all hate it, but that's nothing new
A waiter made the mistake of asking
Wouldn't steak be what you might desire
Two vampires fainted and two flew away
One ran and tripped and fell into the fire
A cop got one passed out on the lawn
Of drunk vampires he was the worst
The cop said, "I need to take some blood"
The vampire said, "Ok but I go first!"
When she bats her eyes at a bat-chelor
Obviously it was love at first bite
For both it was a pain in the neck
On a blood vessel they left in the night!
by Russell Sivey |
Sensitive, romantic, loving, caring
Son of Russell and Teresa
Lover of poetic arts, loving hearts, and Halloween
Who feels love, hope, and joy
Who fears heartache, pain, and failure
Would like to see England, Australia, and Ireland
Resident of Ohio
Entrant into Carol ~Sunshine~ Brown's "Life These Days" contest
by JEAN MURRAY |
autumn, boyfriend, fire,
May I dance with you? It's Hallowen.
The moon is blue and I love you.
Place your hand on my lower back.
Draw me to you, don't hold back.
I've always admired you from afar.
Trick or treat, it was time to meet.
There's something in the air tonight.
Somehow being with you feels right.
Although we hide behind our masks,
neither of us can deny the fact.
Your breath is hot against my neck.
I struggle to keep emotions in check.
Step outside now the dance had ended.
In the cool of night, our heat is suspended.
Until you decide it's time to bite.
On Halloween night... how exactly right.
by Deb Wilson |
fantasy, holidayhalloween, love,
There once was a vampire called Vincent
Finding true love was his main intent
As he skulked through the night
Causing women a fright
Biting necks was how he chose to vent
One night Vincent met up with a lady
You might say her job was rather shady
Soon she said what the heck
And she offered her neck
Then he gave her a thrill hot as Hades!
She fell in love as he sucked her blood
Vincent too as he felt his heart thud
Now he was quite love-struck
Could not believe his luck
She made him feel like some vampire stud!
*for Halloween Limerick contest
sponsored by John Freeman
by daver austin |
HALLOWEEN SPOOKS - I
Not by night
Not by day
In your bed
Late at night
There’s no help
There’s no light
On the highway
For heaven’s sakes!
In the air
Take a breath
Oh my God –
Smell of death!
In the bathroom
On the stool
Climbing the stairs
I get a shove
Love in the night
Better not look
She’s a spook!
by William Darnell Sr. |
autumn, celebration, character, color, confidence, creation, emotions, family, friendship love, halloween, holiday, image, imagery, imagination, nature, night, seasons,
Two silhouettes together,
Under the light of the moon.
The hooting of owls
Is singing a scary tune.
Dark shadows fly past us,
But your arms hold me tight.
With thoughts on your love,
I lose fear for the night.
The pumpkin that glows
On the steps by my door.
It seems to be smiling,
Makes me longing for more.
The moonlight in the sky
Shines down on the ground.
Glistening the leaves,
That covers the ground.