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On Halloween

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On Halloween

On Halloween the sky was scarred
The full moon peered, a piercing shard,
Behind a hole, the eye of night,
Above the smell of death and fright,
Along a bone laced boulevard.


As corpses crept from crypts unbarred,
The flames, they crawled, with pale regard,
on roasting rot – a sanguine sight...
On Halloween.


The bones, they blanched within the yard,
Again to have their evening marred
By ghouls and fiends who rip and bite
With claws and fangs which drip delight
While gorging flesh, so slightly charred...
On Halloween.

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  1. Date: 10/9/2013 6:52:00 PM
    Terry This is a true Halloween poem. Full of imagery, scariness, gore, torture and imagination. nice job

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 12:32:00 AM
    Terry , just had to see this Halloween poem down here on your list. And a very belated congrats to you as well. You know, usually poets are very trite when they write of Halloween, but you brought it to a new level. I really enjoyed this and how you did it in rondeau form as well. Write on!

  1. Date: 10/14/2012 10:47:00 AM
    Congratulations Terry, on your win with this wonderful Rondeau. I enjoyed the read~ Caryl

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 4:18:00 PM
    Great work..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 9:42:00 PM
    Truly gory. Great rondeau. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 12:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Russell's "The Ultimate Halloween" contest Terry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 12:10:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win friend Terry :) cheers!!

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 11:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Terry!!!

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 5:03:00 AM
    congrats on a great win Terry

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 3:52:00 PM
    I don't think I'll go out on Halloween..

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 11:51:00 AM
    great write Terry...best wishes...love...Joseph

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 12:58:00 PM
    all the poetic ingredients brew in this halloween pot, terry.. you scare me in a nice way... beautifully handled!.. winning wishes and huggs!,,:)

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 3:00:00 PM
    Another gem of a poem. You paint your poems with such wonderful imagery that I never tire of reading them. I love your work!!!!!!!!!