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A Halloween birthday Tanka

Oh Halloween babe
born under October's moon
weave with forlornment
your bewitching adornment
of a harvest leaf festoon.

Faces in pumpkins
awake memories of when
the children were young;
and "Trick-or-Treat!" rung
the holiday season in.

Scorpio woman
wipe away your wistful tear
and tend to the craft
of your birthday draught
to toast your forty-first year.






















Copyright © Thvia Shetley | Year Posted 2010

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TANKA VERY MUCH

TANKA VERY MUCH

saw a bloody face
up in that leaf-bare old tree
a face      no body
hatchet man at work      must be
loud belch      monster picks his teeth


look at that weird moon
like a pumpkin in the sky
black eyes      nose      and mouth
i laugh at the illusion
a pile of white seeds


halloween      the spooks
i’m sad because it’s over
pumpkin sputters out
racing moon with angry clouds
“moo hah!      who said it’s over?”


Dave Austin

Copyright © daver austin | Year Posted 2014

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Creepy Feeling


    Something was watching

        leaving a creepy feeling

            i could not shake it

                finally closing the door

                    behind me eyes in the tree...

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel | Year Posted 2013

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Candy Corn

Those colorful treats The yellow, orange, and white Tasty as could be Candy corn is the best treat Surely for this Halloween
Russell Sivey Written for Sara Kendrick

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2013

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Last Halloween Poem # 31...No Tricks Just Treats!

Halloween has come
Time to don your scary best
Hide behind a mask
(Some say I wear mine year-round!)
I've no tricks-just give me treats!

Copyright © Deb Wilson | Year Posted 2010

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A giant pumpkin

A giant pumpkin 
With the fruit scooped out for pie
A Halloween treat
I make a Jack-O-Lantern
And grin at its glowing face

For Susan’s tanka contest

Copyright © jack horne | Year Posted 2012

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Halloween Haunted House

There’s an old mansion On top of an eerie hill Where path runs crooked And candles are lit inside Where ghosts triumphantly float The place exudes hate An evil holds firm within Manor feels desperate Bats gloat of their great catches And black cats find their mice here The place warns of fear By Jack-O-Lanterns hither Lit with dark presence They guard the cemetery That envelopes the front porch No trick or treaters Come by this mansion at night For even the devil Avoids the creepiness here Pain and suffering present Spiders live nearby Capturing the larger prey Trees are dead, spooky Set off fear beyond the grave A Halloween haunted house
Russell Sivey Entrant into ~ SKAT ~'s "Tanka me this, Tanka me that, Tanka me any poem you want :-) " contest 10/6/2012

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012

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The Creepy Mansion

The creepy mansion Old and decrepit it sits Dark save a lone light That glows red in upstairs room The sounds are eerie within The night sky is green Where the moon glows beneath it Clouds cover at times Lightning flashes bringing fear And thunder scares all around Evil radiates Throughout the dark old mansion Passersby fear it As skeletons lay in yard And zombies walk over graves At Halloween time The mansion is all aglow Terror is brought out The night howls at its horror Halloween is its main show
Russell Sivey

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012

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Where Fear Expounds

The freezing front porch Holds many Jack-O-Lanterns Glowing with great pride Flooding the front porch with light For this very special night Witches fly about In the air with their old brooms Sure to curse someone With their evil laugh they have They work very late at night Black cats prowl the porch Looking for those who fear them They find some victims Over by the neighbors door A fear composed on this night This time of the year Where it’s cold and fear expounds People walk the streets Looking just for something sweet All this on Halloween night
Russell Sivey

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012

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Halloween Eve's Double Tanka

Halloween Eve’s Double Tanka

Halloween Eve’s here—
Departed souls cross over
The Veil is open . . . 
The living are always scared . . . 
Of things they understand not!

Halloween Eve’s here—
A Jack O’Lantern smiles now
His grin’s inviting . . .
Kids find him so exciting . . .
Question: Where’s the candy at?  

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
October 9, 2015 (Tanka)

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2015

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Halloween Nights - Halloween Night

Halloween Nights The image of death Complete with scythe and old robe Walking towards you Down harshly-lit pumpkin path Through dreary cemetery Old leaves decaying Crackling sound scare passersby Darkness of the night Keeps everyone on the edge Ghosts play, riling each other Terror impedes growth Of poor small children passing The haunted mansion With all bats flying around Screams of unwary people Dances of creatures And skeletons scaring all Who dare to walk by All of these pieces of hell Happen on Halloween nights
Entrant into Gail Doyle's "Halloween Night" contest 8/23/2012

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012

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Orange Lights

Orange lights that say What Halloween means to me At this time of year Comes rushing into my heart Each time it fairs to be real
Russell Sivey

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012

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Ghosts For a Function

Have you ever seen Ghosts all dressed for a function Some elegant dance Which they will be attending A scary Halloween whirl
Russell Sivey

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012

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Trick or Treat

Trick or treat, they yelled
She paused, wondered if she dared
Trick, she answered then
Her heart racing, she giggled
Threw an egg and slammed her door

* A friend from work did this last Halloween to the rude teenagers next door  

Jack Horne for Russell’s Halloween Fun contest

Copyright © jack horne | Year Posted 2011

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Ravens Await

The bats fly by night Through a dark eerie graveyard Where ravens fly down And move onto the gravestones An eerie darkness exists The moonlight comes in Opens whole new spark tonight Leaves the witch within Perfect spot to make the curse Cauldron contains all she needs Jack-O-Lanterns guard Protect the evil inside The grove holds the spell To bring the youth of the young Straight onto the wicked witch Then the bats return To the old rickety tree Which to roost after - Their long search for devil’s blood To keep them alive so long The ravens watch, wait Their turn will come soon enough Where they will be called To show their mark of the dead On a strange Halloween night
Russell Sivey

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012

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Creepy Halloween Evening

Feelings for this month Brings chills to my weary bones A skeleton’s romp Creepy Halloween evening Skulls to laugh the night away
Russell Sivey

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012

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Clock Tells

As time leads me now Reaching Halloween evening My clock tells me so An evil grin it does show With boo written on my face
Russell Sivey

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012

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The Little Vampires

The little vampires Are dressed in their very best Drinking red grape juice Acting like it was some blood The little rambunctious ones They toss it away Acting like the blood escaped No matter the mess You must understand their view The fun Halloween brings them Excitement with glee Their hearts beat with candy corn They think the world’s great Full of the evil monsters All crawling within their lives So let the vampires Play like they do love to play With their red grape juice And the mess it sure creates For they’ll always remember… The fun you let them have tonight!
Russell Sivey

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012

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Halloween Hooting Owl

The great hooting owl Upon the branches tonight Just carrying on Letting those beneath know that Halloween is here to stay
Russell Sivey

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012

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Scary Expressions

Pumpkins reveal heads Carved for the nights excitement Scary expressions Portrayed within the pumpkins Jack-O-Lanterns frighten all
Russell Sivey

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2013

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Halloween

oak leaves
already covering the yard
lonely Halloween night
firecrackers break the stillness
faint trails of fireworks linger

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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The Halloween Porch Formula

One part fall flowers To two parts Jack-O-Lanterns That’s the formula For warm greeting on my porch Sending in Halloween guests
Russell Sivey

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012

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Adorned Fireplace

The fireplace is filled With wondrous Halloween tricks Hollow pumpkin light And real witch’s hat with black cats With a branch to frighten them Lights adorn mantle The orange and purple ones Secure the fireplace For when it becomes dark out Fireplace glows with eerie light
Russell Sivey

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012

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Hurt on Halloween

Jack-O-Lantern, please She sleeps through this very night She wants to avoid All the spry black cats tonight As the ghosts come out to play She desires to leave Behind her, all the deceit Wearing a costume Brings a false image that she Does not want to entertain There was a pain that This night brought to her in the Not so distant past When witches came and brought out Cursing relationships harsh Party tonight she Desires to avoid, aversion Of highest degree The night creatures will stay In their own places this night She will have nothing To do with the evil of Of this evening Hate so large pain envelopes Her soul and tears form within Always hurt inside Just a blind man searching life With a broken cane Never knowing sure what you have Just a vague image she has
Russell Sivey

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012

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Halloween Cake

Orange and brown cake Perfect for Halloween night As partygoers enjoy All the fun of the evening The tastiness is perfect
Russell Sivey

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012

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Halloween Roads

The Halloween roads That run in all directions Like Howling Alley And Cemetery Circle Take you from the telling sign
Russell Sivey

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012

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Stroke of Twelve

At the stroke of twelve Midnight comes and the wind blows The full moon shines down Opens eyes of the pumpkin Sharing its wondrous powers Laying on the ground Is the old skeleton, strong Twinkling with the moon Where magic casts its shadows All throughout Halloween night
Russell Sivey

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012

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Halloween Poem # 12...Creepy Crawlies

Disembodied hands
Creeping up the alley way
Deadly spiders too
Poison snakes and scorpions
Crawling 'round on Halloween

Copyright © Deb Wilson | Year Posted 2010

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Halloween Poem # 16...Bat.....for Paula's challenge

Flying blind I am
   Coming for to suck your blood  
       If you see me run
           I'll become a vampire soon
               Then I'll bite your tender neck!

Copyright © Deb Wilson | Year Posted 2010

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Headless Horseman's Head

Large skeletal hand Holds the great headless horseman’s Head, a huge carved gourd A pumpkin that glows within For all of Halloween night
Russell Sivey

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012