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Best Halloween Poems

Below are the all-time best Halloween poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of halloween poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member HALLOWEEN FUN

Carving the pumpkin, oh such fun
How they danced when dad was done

Twisted mouth with large, black eyes
To scare the kids, then pumpkin pies

Hear those...

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Categories: halloween,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Saints and Demons on Halloween
On the eve of All Saints Day known as Halloween
We've a night where nothing is ever as it seems
Abraham, Martin and John hosted...

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Categories: halloween, holiday
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Halloween on the Dark Side of Town
It's a nightmare down on Elm Street. Satan's waiting here at home.
Where's that little Freddy Krueger with his nails of sharpened chrome?
And that dearest Michael...

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© Roy Jerden  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: halloween, holiday, satire,
Form: Rhyme
Poor Peter Pumpkin had a very itty bitty head.
So the farmer made him stay inside the garden bed.

The farmer said that he was going to...

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Categories: fantasy, halloween, humorous,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member BIRTH

Once upon a moonlit night
There came a ray of magic light

That shone upon an orphan home
Where two small pumpkins left alone

To thirst and starve to...

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Categories: halloween,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Halloween's Mask of Comfort
In a house beside the forest lives a woman and her son

He is scarred by burns and fire – hidden kept from everyone

There is land...

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Categories: desire, halloween,
Form: Rhyme

Rugged ruins crumble silent through the night
Echoes of the dead roam the air
Moonlight vanishes to complete despair
Bones slowly...

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Categories: confusion, death, halloween, horror, imagination, longing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Time Machine
Ride with me on my time machine to a different time and place
Return with me and let me see if I can put a smile...

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Categories: halloween, nostalgiamom, me, night, candy, day, me,
Form: Couplet
It looks like a simple brownstone building,
Not much different then any other but it’s residents,
Are of the haunted kind, not made of flesh and bone.

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: evil, fantasy, fear, god, gothic, halloween,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Frozen-A collaboration with Shane Cooper

The frozen sap of mirthless trees,
The fractured flow of icy streams.

The howling wind that claws at life, 
The forest shrouded in endless white.

Skeletal ice hangs...

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Categories: autumn, halloween, winter,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Autumnal flame
Vistas of autumnal flame set the fiery meadows afire
Where song of the winds wheezes in auburn breeze
And gold, red, brown whispers kindle tunes of a...

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Categories: halloween, autumn,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member Halloween's Headless Horseman
One Halloween night when I was five
Rain pelted city streets, we stayed inside

Dad lit the Jack-o-lantern candle
Told us the tale of a famous vandal

One “Headless...

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Categories: childhood, children, dad, halloween, holiday,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member THE VAMPIRE
For I am death, the personification of pure evil,
The grand godfather, of legions of unnumbered generations.
Behold thy disciples, baptized beneath my crimson waters,
Of blood.
Then reanimated...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: dark, evil, fantasy, gothic, halloween, history,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Poor Peter Pumpkin
Poor Peter Pumpkin had a very itty bitty head.
So the farmer made him stay inside the garden bed.

The farmer said that he was going to...

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Categories: halloween, fantasy, funny, holiday,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Blood Red Moon
Blood Red Moon

Deep devouring passions bleed now from this solar eclipse 
As black blood flows from an evil army of “undead” beings 
Whose fangs hideously...

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Categories: dark, evil, fantasy, halloween, horror, myth,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member In Another Time
Way back then when I was ten,
those were happy days:
Staying out till it got dark;
kickball was the craze!

Taking walks or riding bikes,
how we loved to...

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Categories: halloween, childhood,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Last Tussle in Brussels

Somewhere in Brussels, March 2019,
Poor Theresa’d not slept since about Halloween,
But at last it was ready! The dream Brexit treaty,
Which pleased every spluttering zealot so...

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Categories: halloween, fun, funny, humor, humorous, political,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member November's Twinkle Fairy

Outside was I one evening
with my jacket on,
gazing at the pumpkin 
still out there on my lawn
with its face carved in a grin.
It was November...

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Categories: halloween, november,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Oscar Wiener Dog
A dachshund named Oscar was he,
which adored trick or treating with me,
so I had me some fun
when I sewed a cloth bun,
for a Halloween weenie...

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Categories: halloween, dog,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member The Grim Reaper Cometh
As All Hallows’ Eve approacheth my thoughts turneth to darkest dread,
Whilst in old age I harboureth a deep fear of seeing this one’s grim head;

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Categories: allegory, dark, evil, fantasy, halloween, horror,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member - Haunted Beauty -

The family had just moved into an old castle in Scotland; 
mother, father and their only daughter, Emmie, that they loved so deeply. 

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Categories: art, dark, fear, halloween,
Form: Free verse
Around the Corner
As I walk downtown I see an alley 
Where a black cat sat staring up at me,
The sound of her purring was so soothing 

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Categories: cat, halloween, october, scary,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
The Bell House Tower
We saw a dim light upon top of the Bell House Tower
a scream echoed out and then a dark shadow slipped 
by the light, in...

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Categories: evil, halloween, horror, murder, mystery, scary,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Dr Suess and his Shoe Store

                  "I  LIKE NONSENSE, IT WAKES UP...

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Categories: halloween, children, silly,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Ordinary Orange
An Acrostic Sonnet inspired by United Colours Yellow Poetry Contest of Silent One:

Orange, which is not such a favored hue,
Rarely decorates hills, streams or plains.

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Categories: halloween, color,
Form: Italian Sonnet