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Chuck Audette

(Poetry Hell, Vermont)

An October Night (Halloween Poem)


the wind whispers
a wary warning
There was plenty, still
early this morning

These primal urges
are hard to fight
an unholy diet
a dark appetite

The pavement scrapes
with scuttling leaves
I'll pull the drapes
and hope to deceive

The moon suffocates
in ominous clouds
shut off the lights
heart beats too loud

then the neighbor's gate creaks
but its not the the wind
that seeks to feast
on fearing humans

red brake lights
a car crawls by slow
the shadowy shapes
on my dark doorstep know

that the empty window
of my house lies..
the horrible truth
hides deep inside

everything tonight
could have been just dandy
but now the demons have wrath -
Cause I ate all the candy!

Happy Halloween!

p.s.
I love dark humor! Here are some more of my Halloween/dark poems & short ditties:

The Werewolf Rap (Halloween Special)
Coming to my senses...
Gruesome Crime Scene Humor
I'm a Zombie With/out My Coffee
A Date with an Anti-War Protester
I'm behind in my payments on that exorcist service call
Missing Runaway Found
Murdered by a Furniture Maker (from the Chief Investigator)
My Fellow Homicide Detective and I at the Crime Scene
No Escape
Some Skeletons in the Closet are Best Ignored
The Bride of Frankenstein (aka Creating A Woman)
The Fatal Flaw (aka Best Laid Plans)
The Fisherman's Death
The Haunted Cornfield
The Medical Examiner's Love
The Wife Keeps Me on A Short Leash
The Horror in the Pub

Submitted: Monday, October 31, 2005
Edited: Friday, October 08, 2010

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  • Diane Violet (10/28/2009 12:28:00 PM)

    Oh no, they didn't soap your windows or egg your car I hope! Do kids still do that now a days? Great build up to a surprise ending...Happy Halloween Chuck! (Report) Reply

  • Koti Tatum (1/12/2009 3:00:00 PM)

    i really liked it, it draged me in to read more(:
    faboulos job: D

    Could you comment on my poems as well, please and thank you(: (Report) Reply

  • Dorothy- A. Holmes (10/28/2007 11:06:00 AM)

    Chuck,

    10 from me because you really are a poet at heart...wonderfully clever! What slow thinker dared to give you '5'?

    Love your work.

    Dorothy (Report) Reply

  • jack russell (9/12/2006 5:51:00 AM)

    And I thought this was going to be dark and serious to the bitter end...shoulda known better :) Such a relief!
    Jack. (Report) Reply

  • Dee Daffodil (5/1/2006 9:11:00 AM)

    Chuck,
    LOL! ! ! Priceless. Oh yes, my kids and I know those darkened windows oh so well. I love the surprise ending.
    Hugs
    Dee (Report) Reply

  • Linda Ori (4/19/2006 11:04:00 AM)

    The trick is to buy candy that you DON'T like! Otherwise it's just too inviting. Great use of imagery - and perfect build-up to ending surprise. Made me think of the 'Halloween' movies - they were the worst!
    Linda (Report) Reply

  • Joy Vanderhelm (1/8/2006 5:01:00 PM)

    I thought it was a little dark in the begining which is great and was wondering where it would lead. And, then the ending, so funny! Great read and that isn't because Halloween is my favorite holiday. (Report) Reply

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