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All in the Dysfuctional Family

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All in the Dysfuctional Family

I will dread October's spell
It only comes but once a year
I, my friends, have tales to tell
Thus, my family, makes me fear!!

Pumpkins, lanterns, cornstalk vases
Grace our porch with happy faces,
Some so creepy, they leave traces
of the gruesome, and the gore!

"Mummy" shops for gum and sweets,
But mummy's cell phone gets a tweet
she gets unraveled in the sheets
and from the gauze that trips her feet!...... 

Ghouls in shadows want to play
With brother, wearing grim displays-
Does he stand a ghost of chance
To take her to the midnight dance?

Our cat has groomed her black coat sleek
then hops upon the fence to sneak
a peek into the living room
where Dad weaves magic like a goon!
Embarrassed is a family clan!

They toss his magic in the can
A wart-nosed witch gets on her broom
but pre-teen feet can't fly or zoom 
until she cleans her messy room!

The bedroom's cleaned with spit and shine
While brother dares to take his time
He plans to fill his sister's bag
With tasty toads and wormy slime

I hide and dread the harvest moon
All Hollow's Eve is coming soon!

For the Anapest Trimeter Contest Sponsored by Pendleton Arkwright

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  1. Date: 10/10/2013 10:48:00 AM
    lol. I smiled all the way through reading your poem, Carrie. I'm a sucker for rhyme and you do it well. Toads are tasty? Ugh. Lovely poem, my friend. Good luck in the contest with this gem. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 10/4/2013 2:27:00 PM
    This is a great poem for the Season. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 6:07:00 PM
    - An evening of mystery in October night....well written Carrie ! - Luck in contest ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)