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Dark Blight of Halloween Night

There was a dense fog upon the land
not a fit night for animal nor man...
the moon did change its silvery view 
replacing it now was a blood red hue....

There just beyond thicket of the marsh road
lies the endless tar pits of bubbling black
It has been told that should one fall in it ~
There would definitely be no turning back....

Oh, how the populace did dread passing the pits
for all knew what dwelled within it...
Goblins dared not cross over it... and the vampire bats
would not go anywhere near it...

Even the witches feared this Halloween night,
as they packed their caldrons and potions...
preparing their broomsticks readying for flight...
too escape the diabolical one, known as Dark Blight.

Alley cats sat on fences and drank black draught, tonight
thence, sang they a harrowing song full of fright...
As the draught turned their multi-colored coats
to the colors of pitch black midnight...

The domesticated dogs remembered 
their kindred brother wolves....
Soon they gave chase to lost souls,
while howling at the man in the moon...

So it began... with large boney fingers liken to ashy white talons 
Dark Blight emerged scatching its way to the surface... its massive black shoulders 
bearing a skull revealing eyes which burned
liken to red hot coals with yellow pupils set a glow...

With a sinister grin he did appear from within the pitch black pits
petagrams and talismans were etched upon his sinewy back.... 
such slimy black skin mirroring centuries of horrors from many Halloweens past.
Oh, indeed there would be no rest for the weary wanderers this night...

Unless, a champion should appear in time to put things a right.... 
until then Dark Blight would continue to pass through the night; slithering upon his 
belly ~ 
all the while leaving a dark trail as red as raspberry jelly... 
Even the Ghouls knew and would stir clear of the sweet sticky pools 

The Gnomes stood careful guard over homes, 
whilst watching over all babes and fools....
For such tender flesh made the Dark Blight's lips drool...
The crows cawed thrice and the hoot owls hid their eyes....

Oh, the night was nothing nice, as blood chilled like ice....
Who would put a stop too the dastardly Blight...?

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  1. Date: 11/3/2009 7:33:00 PM
    Dear Adell A Superb Super Spooky Tale I see you ended it so there could be a sequel I hope so YOU are a very Talented Young POETESS Keep Writing and enthralling us Thank-YOU for YOUR Gracious Comments ALWAYS...HG

  1. Date: 10/24/2009 11:07:00 AM
    I think Carol Brown has a Halloween contest also, Adell ... I would surely enter this as its great storytelling !!

  1. Date: 10/23/2009 4:54:00 PM
    You scared the heck out of me...and I love it! Masterful Halloween piece here...and I like the way you use the aliteration...just the right amount for extra effect! - Tim

  1. Date: 10/22/2009 6:53:00 PM
    Thanks for all the nice comments...Marty

  1. Date: 10/22/2009 3:12:00 PM
    Great, skilled and thrillig your free verse, Adell! Loved it. Love, Gert

  1. Date: 10/22/2009 7:28:00 AM
    WHAT AN THRILLING CHILLING ENTERTAINING STORY. I LOVED EVERY WORD. Thank you for sharing. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 10/21/2009 4:35:00 PM
    S-C A R Y!!! Good and scary it what this is! Peace and love, Audrey

  1. Date: 10/21/2009 5:38:00 AM
    This is great...it sends chills up my spine...good read for a halloween party! Enjoyed...Marty

  1. Date: 10/21/2009 3:32:00 AM
    Bravo Adell what an awesome write. Love, Carol