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Below is the poem entitled THE WITCHES' BALLET which was written by poet Andrew Crisci. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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In late October the reddest moon didn't change its phase,
it remained in the same spot to watch the witches' ballet;
the loud music matched the mood of the mystical night: tambourines
and flutes frantically played; sneers, jeers, giggles of the ugliest witches
mixed with the goblins' roars while they danced around a huge, hot fire.

I smelled a foul odor, the wild dogs feasted on a bloody oar,
" Leave some for us, or we'll turn you into bats! "
the hunched witch snarled with menacing eyes,
but they roared and threatened her with sharp teeth,
then Olga began to speak Latin words to cast  
a spell on them and before it worked, they fled.

Glad that they had left, she dragged the dead animal
and hung it on a long rod to roast on the sparking fire;
hungry witches continued to dance with forks and knives 
in their hands, anxiously waiting for their Halloween treat.  

Written by Andrew Crisci
for Russel Sivey's contest,
" The Ultimate Halloween Contest "
10/5/ 2012

Copyright © Andrew Crisci

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  1. Date: 10/16/2012 3:37:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 10/14/2012 11:03:00 AM
    Congratulations Andrew, on your win with this wonderful Free Verse. I enjoyed the read~ Caryl

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 10:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win with your really scary story. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 12:18:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Russell's "The Ultimate Halloween" contest Andrew. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 9:57:00 AM
    Nice description... Congratulations on your win! Terry

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 11:15:00 AM
    A "scary" poem, which is perfect for this Halloween contest Andrew- Good luck, hope your poem will win - :) oxox love Anne-Lise :)