Halloween Time

The air crackled with anticipation

The ghost and ghouls participation

The full moon rises through the trees

Its light bending for all to see

Vampires and werewolves, goblins and ghouls

Bob the builder with all his tools

Kids dressed up, as scary or fun

Down the street they run, run, run

House to house and door to door

Hands for candy screaming more! More!

But in the shadows of the house at the end

Rustling in the leaves brought from the wind

A shriek rends asunder the evening peace

Pale white, a flock of geese!

The kids giggle and try to act brave

But inside, their mommies did they crave

Running home with loot untold

More candy, then they can hold

But as they surely drift off to sleep

The witching hour, the world does reach

The barrier between the worlds does fail

And for one night only, a ghostly tale.


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peter.matthews 5 years ago from West Sussex, England

What a lovely poem, it gets you thinking about what you did as a child, and I got totally lost in your poem and went to a place only children find imaginative. Its very inspiring


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

Since I belong to different culture, Halloween is quite unknown to me but I loved the description in your poem.


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tngolfplayer 5 years ago from Knoxville Author

Thanks y'all. Vinaya, halloween is october 31st and it is a time for kids to wear costumes and go door to door to get candy. Originally it was a celtic hallowed day(writing a blog on that in a bit).


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rjsadowski 5 years ago

Yes indeed, this is a lovely poem. It is full of imagery and the pace is just right to sweep you along.


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LABrashear 5 years ago from My Perfect Place, USA

Fun! Reminds me of being a kid and all the fun and spooky excitement of the night. Now, as a parent, I view things different. I get excited for my kids, but don't get the spooky thrill of wondering what's around the next corner or what's going to jump out from behind the big oak tree. Thanks!

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