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- Halloween's Evil Visage Cometh -

Halloween’s Evil Visage Cometh now alive in this famous predestined time Where dubious shadow shades run a riot as the ghastly ghosts of darkness, Begin calling to all goblins, ghosts, ghouls, and witches in the graveyards; To come alive—as black cats call out their signals to all lost souls seeking, Powerful black magic spells to aid the spirits of ancient alchemists as they Brew their potions to dull the senses and conjure all the evil spirits on Earth. A falling silver-layer mist appears as these uncanny evil spirits invade our Mortal plane and lost ghosts appear as hungry human skeletons looking for Sustenance and seem to be horrified at the stillness broken by a death-cold. They scream as bloodless fingers touch cold shivers without a warm heart; And who knows for sure the sad and mournful song from an ancient grave, As “The Undead” conjure ravenous demons seeking warm blood to feast on. Blended into the dust are the crows whose shadows as a “Dark Phantom,” Begin to form and take his shape—yet fear not the potent occult light as That special Halloween Eve super moon beams brilliant and bright making Its presence known as your destiny and destination are already decided as The Ancient Alchemist beckons all of us to drink widely from his mystical Chalice of Darkness as all malice is reconciled—the birds and beasts speak. Life as we know it is offered upon the Demonic Alter as the Dark Phantom Initiates all human sacrifices as a drool-dripping envy of all existence drops; And the lustful and vengeance-seeking Vampires scrape along the walls as Sharp poisonous thorns begin tearing behind their secret inner-vision as the Deep-dark and dismally-damp curtains open and eclipse the radiant dawn as An unpleasant and horrible pain visits and our heartbeats grow faint and stop. An unending agony screams sonorously as a deafening silence falls over us. In this “Land of the Dead,” they make their own laws overwriting all limits, As a vile, creeping, malevolent mist crawls down into the valley deep below; The Devil's Advocate slithers on in a nasty, vicious way under your own skin, As shivering timbers of truth of a living being watches outside our bodies on This Halloween Eve as our individual dreams enter the Twilight Zone forever! The Devil’s clever wizards and witches concoct an ancient poisonous mixture, As the boiling cauldron of demonically-enhanced soup is stewed with care and Fresh toads, spiders, worms, beetles, ticks, and tiny black snakes are added in. This unholy and potent poisoned soup from centuries past is now blessed by The Dark One—to take life from the living and give nourishment to the dead, As the veil between The Living and The Dead disappears on Halloween Eve! Gary Bateman, Anne-Lise Andresen, and Liam McDaid A Collaborated Poem, Copyright © All Rights Reserved (October 1, 2015) (Free Verse)

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Date: 11/8/2015 9:56:00 PM
Excellent writing from you three. love phyl
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Date: 11/9/2015 12:43:00 PM
- Agree with you, Phyllis :)))) - Many thanks - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/28/2015 1:22:00 PM
Excellent collaboration with this epic poem. Very deeply penned and the situation is very mournful. Congrats on POTD, sorry for late. Clear 7++. Loved always,bl
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Date: 10/28/2015 1:34:00 PM
- There are still a few days to Halloween ..... you're not too late, dear Bl - Nice that you read and comments this today - thank you for 7++ :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/24/2015 9:12:00 PM
Epic write my friends. Solid from start to finish! A7
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Date: 10/26/2015 1:38:00 PM
- Glad you liked this write, Robert :) - Thanks for the nice visit a 7 and lovely comments :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/18/2015 7:35:00 AM
Wow! When three talented poets combine their words, the results are amazing. An eerie story well told.
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Date: 10/18/2015 7:41:00 AM
- My comments to this poem is: "wonderful" and "awful" :) - I am glad you enjoyed our Halloween poem, dear Monterey :) - Thanks :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/14/2015 7:06:00 AM
Excellent and outstanding write. Well done. Enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing it.
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Date: 10/15/2015 1:27:00 PM
- A Halloween poem with many items, enjoyable that you like it Ravi - Thanks - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/14/2015 6:00:00 AM
Oh, this was the POTD! Congrats again, Anne, Liam and Gary! hugs!
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Date: 10/15/2015 1:26:00 PM
- Thank you for reading it for the second time, Kim :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/13/2015 4:51:00 PM
A majestic Halloween write from a great trio. well done.
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Date: 10/14/2015 2:59:00 AM
- An honor and pleasure for all three of us to receive great comments on our Halloween poem :) - Thanks, Tim - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/13/2015 2:21:00 PM
Anne-Lise, a creepy wonderful Halloween write by 3 great poets, a shivering 7 and thanks for visiting my poem, He has my heart ...
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Date: 10/14/2015 2:59:00 AM
- An honor and pleasure for all three of us to receive great comments on our Halloween poem :) - Thanks, B.W. - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/13/2015 1:56:00 PM
another blast from the great trio, this time an eerie and impressive tale... i'll hide this halloween... greeat one, anne.. happy day and huggs
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Date: 10/14/2015 2:59:00 AM
- An honor and pleasure for all three of us to receive great comments on our Halloween poem :) - Thanks, Nette - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/13/2015 1:25:00 PM
Your descriptive was conveyed beautiful Anne. It is so much lovely and excellent..........A.M.
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Date: 10/14/2015 2:58:00 AM
- An honor and pleasure for all three of us to receive great comments on our Halloween poem :) - Thanks, Afolabi - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/13/2015 11:41:00 AM
Hello Dear Anne-Lise!! What can I say here?? This co-write from all three of us is very descriptive and written with the true passion of a most dark Halloween write. Both "wonderful" and "awful" to coin your original words, I believe!! But Halloween is approaching very soon -- and this one definitely fits in the scary, spooky atmosphere engendered each year by that wonderful holiday in the tradition of Ghost, Goblins, Monsters, and Spirits!! BOO!! BOO!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! Cheers and Best, Gary
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Date: 10/14/2015 2:56:00 AM
- Thanks, Gary - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/13/2015 9:20:00 AM
Excellent left me speechless.
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Date: 10/14/2015 2:58:00 AM
- An honor and pleasure for all three of us to receive great comments on our Halloween poem :) - Thanks, Miraj - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/13/2015 7:47:00 AM
Hi Anne-Lise, Gary n' Liam!This is an outstanding Halloween poem that you've penned here my dearest friends.Excellent piece!Very evil,scary and creepy but beautifully written.Great imagery!Wonderful collaborations!Congratulations on POTD!Just awesome!I'm so very happy n' proud for the three of you!Perfectly done!You all deserve it!Your pens are mighty golden!A 7 to each!A Fav!Wishing you a very lovely week!In His light God bless you always!:)Love n' hugs!xoxox D.^O^
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Date: 10/14/2015 2:57:00 AM
- An honor and pleasure for all three of us to receive great comments on our Halloween poem :) - Thanks, Dorian - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/13/2015 6:00:00 AM
have to say each time i read smiling gets stronger in my mind a pleasure writing this with you both it bowled me over
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Date: 10/14/2015 2:56:00 AM
- Thanks, Liam - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/13/2015 5:06:00 AM
This is the Encyclopedia of Hallowing without fail! How couldn't it be anyway when Anne-Lise, Gary, and Liam are involved? You have produced a monumental writing that all coming writings have to be compared with! A seven to each is due!
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Date: 10/13/2015 2:42:00 PM
- An honor and pleasure for all three of us to receive great comments on our Halloween poem :) - Thanks, Demetrios - hugs // Anne-Lise :)