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Halloween Night

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Halloween Night

It's that time of year again
Festivities, curling pumpkin vines
Oily green witch faces 
And cinnamon apples
Delighted screams ebbing
Into the distance, away from here

Here is a place that's no good 
Here the cobwebs are real
There are never many knocks on doors here 
At least, not from the outside in 
I sit alone in the hallway, no lights 
Awoken by the sounds of chains again
It wasn't branches scraping against
The attic window, no, not this time 

The children laugh and swirl
In vibrant colors, plastic masks 
Orange bags with shrieking black mouths 
Chocolate and gummy worms, 
They can't wait to get to the next house

But I can't see them, not anymore 
It calls to me again, the groan 
Like the hull of a great ship 
Swelling with water, sinking 
I am drawn back down the hallway 
Twisting, turning, All I hear 
Is my breathing, my breathing 
Almost there now, the music box is broken 
I have my hand on the cold knob, 
I turn it, greeted by its little protest 
The creaking stops, and I confront 
The birth of darkness before me
The closet door opens there, but I can only hear it 
Exposing the black pit which curdles blood  
And the mumbling, the murmured calling out, 
It keeps me there, riveted to place, each night
The silent screams of the back bedroom 
The living replaced by something else 
The lost soul's room; death for the dead 
Oh god, what happened? 
What happened here? 


8/27/2012

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  1. Date: 5/13/2013 7:53:00 PM
    Very nice write. Really enjoyed this piece.

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 5:20:00 PM
    Is there any poetry contest anywhere that you didn't win? Doubtful....again.....great writing.....Love Ruby xxxx

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 12:29:00 PM
    Congratulations on your Halloween Night contest win Jeremy. Love, Carol

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 9/20/2012 6:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Carol
  1. Date: 9/20/2012 5:29:00 AM
    oh, i have goosebumps, well done. Very scary and well deserved win. congratulations lee

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 9/20/2012 6:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Aw, thank you, Lee! Glad to provide a bit of a chill ;)
  1. Date: 9/19/2012 9:09:00 PM
    JEREMY, congratulations in Gail's spectacular and eerie "Halloween Night " contest. Much enjoyed stopping by to read and devote myself to the soup.. :-) always~ PD

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 9/20/2012 6:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you much
  1. Date: 9/19/2012 9:34:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your entry in the Halloween Night contest. Congratulations on your win. Love, Suzette

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 9/19/2012 6:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks very much, Suzette
  1. Date: 9/19/2012 2:22:00 AM
    Congratulations on your smashing scary win Jeremy xx

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 9/19/2012 6:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Mandy!