An October Night (Halloween Poem) Poem by Chuck Audette

An October Night (Halloween Poem)

Rating: 3.8


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

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Patricia Gale 04 November 2008

What a delightful piece! Perfect for the time

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Koti Tatum 12 January 2009

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(:

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Lacie Wasserman 10 June 2009

ahahaha i lvoed the ending :) Its really good I loved it =D

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Dorothy- A. Holmes 28 October 2007

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

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KB & CO. 28 December 2005

Wickedly good.....yum!

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Dorukhan Baris Oguzcan 02 November 2017

I get the sense of absurdity of every possible Halloween rites.Nice And humorous thanks.

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Savita Tyagi 06 January 2016

Loved it. Will save it for my grand kid!

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Danny Draper 19 July 2012

Very funny, love how it built and the climax was an empty candy pail.

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Diane Violet 28 October 2009

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!

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Patti Masterman 22 October 2009

Ahh, found my favorite new Halloween poem..plus a lot of good hints for the future!

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Chuck Audette

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Poetry Hell, Vermont
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