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Updated on October 18, 2010

By: Wayne Brown


A bubbling cauldron heated over a blazing flame

The spell soon to be cast on those yet named

Vampire bats hanging on the cave wall about

The depths of the cave, echo screams and shouts


A wicked witch’s brew simmers with evil intent

A cursed, boiling mixture with a wretched scent

Stirred by a hideous hag repeating an evil verse

Preparing this potion to deliver its curse


Red as the blood that the Vampire does crave

Filled with the rage of the Werewolf’s rave

A liquid so vile, so cursed, so acrid to smell

An evil elixir mixed of torture, pain, and hell


The ugly hag scoffs as her eyes glow bright red

She stirs at the brew as her verses are said

Moaning her ritual over this black bubbling pot

Cooking up her poison of vermin and rot


The full moon glows through the dark swamp fog

The flames heat the pot as they lap at the logs

The hag waves her hand over the black pot’s fare

And thinks of the dark fate of those unaware


A sinister shadow moves through the night

A hank of hair-hag with looks that so fright

Moving on her journey in this hour late

To curse a poor soul with a horrible fate


The last night of October draws steadily near

Filled with those horrors we humans all fear

The hag’s curse cast at the gong of the clock

Dare not venture out; keep all the doors locked



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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @Truckstop're supposed to save these for Halloween when it is only natural to be scared. Go down to Academy Sports and buy yourself a short-barrel 12 guage pump. Take the plug out so that it loads five shells and wait for the dumb-ass to show up. When he hears you pump that first round into the chamber, the entire event will end. Otherwise, think happy thoughts! WB

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      Truckstop Sally 7 years ago

      Yikes!! Silly to say that there are nights I make myself so scared I check myself over and over to make sure the doors are locked. Gotta read an "up" one now to even it out.

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas are the lucky one...I married her the first time around! LOL! WB

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      Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

      I think I dated her for a while before I met my wife.

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @poetvix...Thanks much! Glad I could do something kewl! LOL! WB

      @akirchner...Naaaaay! You're one of those nice witches like ladyjane1 talks about! WB

      @lorlie6...Woohoo! Glad I could turn the lights on for you Laurel...that's a big compliment for my writing. I appreciate it! WB

      @ladyjane1....I'm such a little stinker! Glad you enjoyed it though! LOL! WB

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      ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

      Wayne my man you went and made your witch scarey, they arent supposed to be scarey, they are supposed to be fun!!!I enjoyed it nonetheless. Cheers and happy Halloween!

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      Laurel Rogers 7 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      Of all the creepy stuff I've been reading, this is the most terrifying. I don't really know why, but it hit me between the eyes!

      I'm turning the nitetlite on right now!

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

      All this spooky stuff is starting to get to me - I think I'm ready to turn the corner into the holidays! Great video to go with the picture....yikes! And I thought the curse of the hag was talking about me!

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      poetvix 7 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      Really kewl imagery here. She scared me silly and I like spooky stuff!

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @saddlerider1...She certainly descends from the same lot! Careful opening the door to strangers as she might have disguised her self as one of those honeys who get around with the ralwus. He is for sure on her list! LOL! I figure that she will get him square in the scotch glass! LOL! Thanks for the good words Ken! WB

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      saddlerider1 7 years ago

      Yo Wayne what a vivid description of the wicked which of the North. I can see her now as she is stooped over her cauldron mixing with evil thoughts and conjuring up the spirits to do their nasty deeds. Is this the same witch that had us burnt at the stake in Salem for smoking? I bet it is:0)

      She is smoking up a good one in this poem Wayne, thanks for the chilling mix this witch is stirring up. I have pity on the lot who are going to be cast under her spell of evil. Yikes...scary stuff.

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      Ah yes! Curiosity is the pied piper of the witch and her evil intentions. All those minions unware of the ugly interior of what appears too good to be true and is. Their fate shall be sealed by their inability to look away if though that was their desire...the spell is cast! LOL! Thanks for the good words Amy! WB

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      Amy Becherer 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I believe evil must be intelligent, because in order to ensnare the best and the brightest with it's deception, it would have to have appeal. I think it is encased in overwhelming beauty to allure, but underneath is what you really get...just as you so eerily describe. You drew me in to this tale, like a train wreck I didn't want to see, but had to look. You devil, you!

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @drbj...I thought that witch looked oddly familiar! Thanks for the read! WB

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      Could that scary witch be Obummy in disguise?

      Yes, it is. I can tell by the eyes.

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @Freya Cesare...I do not know Freya...I'll bet there are some pretty ones who conjure spells on us unknowing guys all the time! LOL! Thanks for the good words! WB

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      Freya Cesare 7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      Duh! Scary picture! Why everyone very sure that most of witches are ugly? You live up the horror, Sir! Very scary!