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Scary Moments

On Halloween, while in the old wood crossing,
The deathly silence broken by  raven’s cry.
The moon was briefly blocked by a cloud passing,
While I froze as something snapped a branch nearby.
An old tom cat screamed and ran across my path,
As a laden bag of candy slipped my grasp.
Please, please! Out of the backyard woods I stumbled
And to the safety of my home I tumbled.


Written 9/19/2012


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  1. Date: 6/11/2014 8:02:00 PM

    Great job Craig and congratulations! Halloween was one of my favorite holidays. Back then almost everything was homemade...Candied apples, cupcakes, you name it. My brothers and I always took TWO bags with us, loaded them down and gorged ourselves sick for 2 days...Never had any scary moments though...Once again, congrats - Tim

  1. Date: 6/9/2014 1:23:00 PM

    This reminds me of a Halloween story I wrote that took place in the fifties. It was published by Day Tripping Magazine in Canada. Sensational poem, Craig. Many congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 6/9/2014 10:06:00 AM

    Craig,, Congrats on your Scary moment win. Thanks for sharing........Love Linda

  1. Date: 6/7/2014 4:38:00 PM

    i'm afraid of you!.. lol.. congrats and huggs, craig

  1. Date: 6/6/2014 5:39:00 PM

    Oh I hope you picked up your candy. congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/5/2014 8:41:00 PM

    Oh man, I know how you feel, I am too scared to go out by the edge of the woods near my house because of the fear of the unknown. Hope next time you hold on to the bag of candy! It was a pleasure reading your poem and many grats on your contest win :)

  1. Date: 6/5/2014 9:42:00 AM

    Congratulations on a fine win in the contest,

  1. Date: 6/5/2014 8:53:00 AM

    great rispetto Craig congrats on 2nd place ty for taking part

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 5:37:00 PM

    congrats on your win with this poem... enjoyed reading it again :)

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 12:53:00 AM

    Congrats on the win, Craig

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 5:19:00 PM

    Craig, Congratulations on your awesome Halloween win. Love ~ SKAT~

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 6:49:00 PM

    enjoyed this poem, made me go back to my childhood memories, and one night i was so frightened i became injured running through the back yard to scurry home....nice write!

  1. Date: 10/14/2012 10:39:00 AM

    Congratulations Craig, on your win with this wonderful Rispetto. I enjoyed the read~ Caryl

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 4:15:00 PM

    Congrats on your winning work..Great writing always pays off..Sara

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 9:33:00 PM

    Halloween is no night to be wandering. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 12:12:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win in Russell's "The Ultimate Halloween" contest Craig. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 10:40:00 AM

    Craig, congratulations on your win in Russell's contest. Hugs, Gail

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 2:29:00 AM

    Nice halloween poem... Congrats on your win! Terry

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 7:16:00 AM

    Brrrr...It's so real! Nightmare for sure tonight. Very well written nightmare...:) So, that's what a rispetto look like! Interesting; thanks! Hanitra

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 9:14:00 AM

    Your write's are like pictures in motion. Stevie Wonder can see this! You write mini movies, riddled in good times. I'm 'bout due for a cavity...lol

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