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The Night Of The Witch

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The Night Of The Witch

        The Night Of The Witch
               
Halloween is the time when children 
dress up as witches, gouls and ghosties
to celebrate this special yearly event.
 
But there was a time in 1790 that it was a
different story, in America and other countries
around that time suspected women and men
of practicing black magic using evil chants and
 
Spells, and were seeked out by townspeople.
A witch was a woman who loved black cats and
used secret potions had bubbling cauldrens and 
 
Flew around on broomsticks and if caught would be 
burned at the stake or summarily drowned by the 
leaders of the witch hunters, all this was the lead up
 
To what we now celebrate as Halloween. Children go 
around  trick or treating, unaware of the folklore
of the flying witch on her broomstick and evil doings
 
Children now expect that at midnight witches will make
their appearance during the bewitching hour, flying
across the face of the moon on their broomsticks.             
Halloween is really meant to be the night of the Witch.

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  1. Date: 6/9/2013 12:03:00 AM
    Hello John once again... I noticed your poem is a featured poem on the soups home page, Congratulations with your Featured Poem of the week :-) Take care, and enjoy your wonderful days ahead . Always & Forever! **LINDA**

    Ginesi Avatar John Ginesi
    Date: 6/9/2013 12:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Linda, I do all I can to get recognised as a poet, it may be because I have a vivd imagination and I have so any different genres of poems, I like to create from all dimensions of poetry, including my first Serial-Poem 'Legend of the Black Dove' posted first day of the month. It is a new concept for poetry. Pleased you like my writings. all the best to you Linda. John
  1. Date: 6/4/2013 10:14:00 PM
    Hi John. Dropping in with a nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. My name is Linda; and I’m from the humid state of Texas. I’m here to invite you on over to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* please consider my contest* hopefully I can be one of your first poetry soup friends. If you ever need or want honest feedback on a certain poem let me know. Do not hesitate on clicking my name when you spot it on the soup. I look forward in following you and your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community; we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Always * Linda

    Ginesi Avatar John Ginesi
    Date: 6/5/2013 1:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Linda, Thank you so much for your warm welcome I have been here on PS foar around a weeek I am slowly getting the hang of the site, I have been writing poetry since 1998, I have written about 50+ poems I started writing novels then made the transition later I will look for your pic like you requested. John
  1. Date: 5/26/2013 2:54:00 AM
    John, a enjoyable poem to read. - Welcome to P-Soup-Hope you will get much pleasure from sharing your poems here with us. - Have fun with poetry! - Welcome to read some of my poems. - Have a nice Sunday. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Ginesi Avatar John Ginesi
    Date: 5/26/2013 3:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You Anne-Lise, It is so nice to be welcomed here, I am pleased you like my poems I post on many other sites displaying my poems, and I always do my best to please everyone, so watch for my new poems posting this month, I think you will like what you see. All the best. John
    Ginesi Avatar John Ginesi
    Date: 5/26/2013 3:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You so much S.K.A.T, this is my second day here, I have created 50 poems to date and originally posted on Connecting Singles poetry site, then later Poetry.com I wanted to show my poetry to the world, my comments from some include: That's not a poem, Awesome, Well written and many others, it may be because I tend to make my own rules on writing, I try to give 110% and poetry restrictions prevent me being myself, I hope in weeks to come you will enjoy what I post her, feel free to comment and don't hold back if you think one of them is aweful, just do what you are here for to judge my work, thank You for the welcome and I hope I won't dissapoint you, all the best. John
  1. Date: 5/25/2013 12:12:00 PM
    John, your poem is very enjoyable :-) A nice warm welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best in your writings. I hope you find this community to be one of the best. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets, and myself? If you ever want or need feedback on any given poem, please look me up by clicking on my name anytime you're on line. I'm looking forward in becoming your #1 poetry soup fan. Keep me posted every time you post a poem <3 LUV ~SKAT~