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Gargoyles Keep Watch

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Gargoyles Keep Watch

The bats fly away in the deep of the night
And the ravens aren’t that far behind
These creatures filter and are thusly aligned

The black cats skirt around the coffins alright
The ones which contain the skeletons
Where the night surely goes and beckons

Jack-O-Lanterns bring about a lot of fright
Their frightening faces will scare anyone
With the eerie light deep inside that’s molten

The cemetery is the zombie’s great delight
Where they eat to their fill from the graves
The gravestones all have their names engraved

There are witches that fly about in the firelight
Casting curses to all that dare to walk about
Scaring all those fearful below without a doubt

All these creatures wander about this midnight
Under a full moon, the gargoyles keep watch
And life within Halloween kicks it up a notch

The bats fly away in the deep of the night
The black cats skirt around the coffins alright
Jack-O-Lanterns bring about a lot of fright
The cemetery is the zombie’s great delight
There are witches that fly about in the firelight
All these creatures wander about the midnight

Russell Sivey

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  1. Date: 10/9/2012 9:36:00 AM
    a fabulous fascinating write Russell luv .. your language is absolutely astounding setting the mood to intrigue .. also read your Autumn entry but could not comment on that page however it is a splendiferous entry with grand imagery depicting the lovely season so beautifully my friend .. winning wishes luv ..

  1. Date: 10/8/2012 4:21:00 PM
    great poem filled with cemetry lore, witches flying, gargoyles for sure, black cats flit through the night, Russells words in flight... evermore... in store, tonight...

  1. Date: 10/8/2012 4:03:00 PM
    I don't like those gargoyles..Weird looking creatures..Good work...These take some thought..Enjoyed reading your work..Thanks for stopping by...I feel like it is going to be a very cold winter but of course, I don't know anything..Sara

  1. Date: 10/8/2012 3:55:00 PM
    There have been a large number of Halloween poems, but this is terrific.