Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 193,815 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

Midwest Halloween - Poem by Kelly Kurt

Brave young souls defy the cold
Darkness and rain are no barriers
Shadowed by parents’ headlights
They skip and snicker down sidewalks
Skeletons cavort with princesses
Loading bags and buckets with spoils
Due warning given at doorways
The lesser of two evils is chosen
Jack-o-lanterns still suffer
Fragmented on pavement like roadkill
Night’s end is eerily quiet
Neighborhoods deserted
Bellies full
October over

Topic(s) of this poem: halloween, life


Comments about Midwest Halloween by Kelly Kurt

  • Ayman Parray (11/8/2015 12:49:00 AM)


    Beautiful depiction, Kelly. I want to know how many kids you let trick you and how many did u treat with candy, this Halloween :) (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/8/2015 2:12:00 AM)

    Thanks, Ayman. Living in this old church building, I don't get any holiday visitors. But the group of young musicians that practice here, came the night before and I had a bowl of candy for them.: -)

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  • (11/1/2015 9:08:00 PM)


    A well written summary of Halloween, aptly describes the going ons in Eastern Ontario as well. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/1/2015 11:49:00 PM)

    I imagine it might have been a little colder there

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/1/2015 8:59:00 AM)


    Nicely penned poem on Halloween............... (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/1/2015 11:35:00 AM)

    It is a little strange to open one's curtains and see groups of monsters and fictional characters walking the streets.: -)

  • Aqua Flower (11/1/2015 5:49:00 AM)


    A very good write abut Halloween! Fun to read! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/1/2015 11:34:00 AM)

    Thanks, Princess. It brought back some very old memories

  • Akhtar Jawad (11/1/2015 3:56:00 AM)


    A beautiful poem on Halloween....................................... (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/1/2015 11:33:00 AM)

    Thank you, Akhtar. It all unfolded outside my window

  • (11/1/2015 3:28:00 AM)


    chinaman collects Ang Pows during the Lunar new year minus the skeletons and princesses
    thanks Kelly-10
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/1/2015 11:32:00 AM)

    Thanks, Loke Kok Yee. I was hoping that I would hear about other similar holidays

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 1, 2015



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