Happy Halloween - Poem by Jason Summers
As the clock strikes the midnight hour
Blackness fills the sky, the owl hoots and the field mice cower.
The ghoulish ghosts and freakish beasts
Rise from the depths on the one night they can roam the streets.
Trolls slip the shadows of the bridges we walk beneath,
Corpses break the ground trying to feel their way free.
You wait up for trick-or-treaters, realizing how much you've spent
The one time you're home alone is the night you wish you hadn't.
News flash interrupts, warning of a storm heading your way
Just then the power goes out, you were tired of watching T.V. anyway.
You're searching for the breakers and take one last breath,
The sound of thunder rumbles deep within your chest.
Lightning pierces the sky and lights up the room
You turn around and say, 'who's there? ' As you slowly pick up the broom.
Your blood rushes and your heartbeat fills your ears
Your nightmares turn to your worst thoughts and your dreaded fears.
You strain to see as you slowly adjust your sight
Finally you stumble over what seems to be a flashlight.
You turn the light on and feel fingers that are not your own,
You scream in horror from which the arm the hand is torn.
You bust out the door terrified and full of fright,
Another flash of lightining, and oops...out goes your light.
You hear the rustling of leaves in the trees and the bats squeak and whine,
It's bad enough you already have chills running down your spine.
No matter which way you go a black cat crosses your path it seems
But didn't you know this day is cursed like the number thirteen.
Suddenly the night becomes eerily dark and scarry
From somewhere up above you hear, 'and I'll get you my pretty! '
You start to run with absolutely no sense of direction
And could it be, oh yes, the galloping of the headless horseman.
He chases after you with his sword unsheathed
You try to make a dash and hide behind a shade tree.
You crough and hide, will you remain unseen?
Well, what do you think? Happy Halloween!
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