RR. Srimanchantha

Halloween Or Not Halloween - Poem by RR. Srimanchantha

There were times when stories were told
Wide eyed..open mouths
We listened earnestly
Believed totally.

Ghosts were everywhere
Follows us in the dark
Waits for the opportunity
To appear and attack!

Look at your shadow..
See if there's more than one
If the head is still there!

An empty pillow on the bed..
Invites spirits to sleep beside you

Always pause to look down the toilet..
see if a hand is coming up!

Never stand on the edge of the balcony..
Spirits wait to push you down

Playing hide and seek at night..
The ghost that finds you will feed you worms

After midnight,
The official time for ghosts to roam around..
Sleep tight

When the dogs howl at night..
It has seen ghosts

Cover your feet well when you sleep..
Or ghost will pull them

My nanny, the biggest story teller of all time
Confirms her stories with spooky movies.

Going to toilet at night becomes the worst nightmare!
Believing that ghosts wait to peep at us
I'd wake the nanny to watch out for me
One night, she refused to get up.
My best solution was
Do on the bed
Then I pushed my little brother to sleep on my wet bed
And I on his dry one!

My big sister, daring and adventurous, drags me out of bed after midnight
Creeps out of the house, tagging me along, in search of ghosts
Our mission is to catch hold of one for interview
Or we might turn it in to the police.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Reliving the old days :)

Comments about Halloween Or Not Halloween by RR. Srimanchantha

  • Jazib KamalviJazib Kamalvi (4/5/2018 1:04:00 AM)

    A refined poetic imagination, RR. S. You may like to read my poem, Love And Iust. Thank you. (Report)Reply

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  • Meena MustafaMeena Mustafa (11/27/2012 11:09:00 PM)

    Lol....... Lovely! Enjoyed reading it and thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Saadat TahirSaadat Tahir (10/31/2012 12:46:00 PM)

    a naughty poem of nostalgia and fond memories of days gone bye....


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  • Yash ShindeYash Shinde (10/31/2012 10:01:00 AM)

    very lovely...........gives me goosebumps.............so realistic..........greta imagery used in a scary style..............huh thank god I have'nt met such spirit yet :) (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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