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Witches Moon

Updated on October 6, 2014

By: Wayne Brown

The incessant creak of an empty rocker

In another space

The sound of whispers down the hall

Things haunt this place

A turning doorknob; a creaking hinge

Footsteps on the porch

Scratching sounds on panes of glass

Visions of a burning torch

Blood dripping from the bathroom spigot

Drumming on the basin

Clock chimes the midnight hour

The time for haunting hastens

A chorus of voices cry from the cellar

Screams of awful pain

Thunder rattles; rain falls; lightning flashes

The rattling of dungeon chains

Steps cross the hardwood floor, slow and loud

Heard from an empty room

The rain stops and the dark clouds clear

Exposing a witch’s silver moon

A hag’s black cauldron boils with a mystic brew

Hidden in a secret space

Images bubble upon the brewing surface

Fearing hearts begin to race

A spell is cast; a fate is sealed; on this moonlit night

The hag’s desires will commence

Hearts beats loud as the imagination creates

Things out of nothing adding to the suspense

In the distance the curdling howl of the wolf-man

The moon lights his way

Blood-thirsted desire is upon his breath

His killings will come before light of day

Vampire bat with wings of black flying in the night

Transforming into human things

Fangs hidden behind his smiling lips

Until the victim feels their sting

The witch’s moon hangs in the sky glowing ever so bold

The cauldron bubbles with evil keen

The witch’s moon; a large silvery, evil orb

Lighting the evils of this night; the night of Halloween

©Copyright WBrown2011. All Rights Reserved



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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @The Frog Prince...Got to keep your edge, Frogman! LOL! WB

      @oceansunsets...I tried! Ha! WB

      @Teresa Coppens....Thank you, I'm not much of a poet but I try. Thanks for the good words. WB

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      Teresa Coppens 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Awesome poem. Great rhythm. Great read even after Halloween.

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Scary, but so fun around Halloween! Thanks for sharing, even though that is some creepy stuff. :)

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      The Frog Prince 6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      After that I may not sleep good tonight pardner! LMAO

      The Frog

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @Happyboomernurse...Yes, my should stay in the house tonight! Wohhhhaaaa! LOL! WB

      Truckstop Sally....There ya go...there's a down side to everything. Something out of nothing really can fill the bill on a moonlit night! Wooooohooooooooo! LOL! WB

      @drbj...Doc, we need a concoction to cure this evil and send it on its ways for yet another year! Set the pot to boiling! LOL! WB

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      drbj and sherry 6 years ago from south Florida

      This was very eerie and perfect for Halloween, Wayne. "Blood dripping from the bathroom spigot?" Whew! That's some loo!

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      So many scary lines. Not sure which/witch is my favorite.

      Things out of nothing adding to the suspense

      I know one's imagaintion can play tricks.

      Maybe tonight is one time sleeping alone is not preferred. Ha!

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      Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

      Spooky, lyrical read. Am glad I'm staying in tonight. Thanks for a visit to the world of witches, ghosts, werewolves and evil spirits. It was a chilling delight.

      Voted up, awesome and interesting.

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @gmwilliams...Glad you liked it...tis the season! LOL! WB

      @Cresentmoon2007...Thank you for the read and the good marks! WB

      @Phoebe Pike...Thanks much, Phoebe...I appreciate the good words. WB

      @WillStarr...I tried to keep it "G-Rated" LOL! WB

      @RedElf...Thank you and Happy Halloween! WB

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      RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

      Watch out, Wayne - you could have created the Halloween classic version of The Grinch. Well done and ever so spooky!

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      WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Excellent, Wayne! Maybe we'll read this one to the kids!

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      Phoebe Pike 6 years ago

      Perfect hub for today. :)

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      Cresentmoon2007 6 years ago from Caledonia, MI

      Love Halloween therefore love this hub. Voted up.

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 6 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      Have to love Halloween. By the way, eerily scary poem. I love it! I love the dark side. Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. Heeeeheeee!

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @blake4d...There's no sneaking such crazed acts of literary floundering by you, way. You can smell the presence of such things. I am certain of that! LOL! Thanks much, my man. I apprecate the read and the good words. WB

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      Blake Ford Hall 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Trying to pull a fast one on me Huh WB? You can't post a witchy tale on the hubs without me getting to see it first. Good job my friend, I think I like what this season brings out in your writings. Happy Halloween, All Hallows Eve, Samhain, Sowen and All Saints Day. May your ghosts be corpreal, and your goblins be candy coated. Blessed Be WB.

      Keep On Hubbing. Blake4d