Halloween on My Block


Halloween On My Block

The bonfire was lit,

To entice a wayward spirit,

Down the hill to sit,

The block Halloween party,

Had just begun,

Clusters of costumed children with bags,

Made their way to smiling hags,

A coven of witches just having fun,

Passing out candy to everyone,

Laughing and calling, “Come here, pretty ones,”

Occasionally stirring tasty dishes,

They had brought,

Visitors succumbed,

And ate more than they ought,

Chili, hot dogs, chips and dip,

And drinks if you asked for them,

Brought enchantment with one sip,

But when it came time for the witching hour,

Children disappeared under its power,

Adults, too, fell under its spell,

Without saying goodbye or farewell,

Where they went no one could tell,

Soon the street was quiet again,

In the shadows eyes were near,

Waiting to fill someone with fear,

The night was deep, a spell was cast,

The undead left, then the coven last,

The block party was over and I was alone,

Those who survived were safely home,

Yet as it happens year after year,

The little monsters who hold Halloween dear,

Were already making plans,

For a spooktacular holiday,

With haunted houses, jack-o-lanterns, vampires and more,

Ways to scare friends, family, and enemies galore,

As always, they thought it was a blast,

And each little monster,

Believed Halloween was over too fast.

25 thoughts on “Halloween on My Block

    1. Thank you. I’ll be haunting your post shortly and expecting something to sink my teeth into.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    1. Thank you for commenting and dropping by.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    1. Thanks for coming by and saying good words when most people only say, “Boo!”

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    1. Thank you.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    1. I know how those butterflies conflict. Next time I’ll send you to poetsenvy.blogspot.com No butterflies there!

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

  1. First – the poem was creepy good! But why does the party have to end.. no?! I wish we could witch around a li’l longer..and the ghosts and ghouls could “hang” around a bit more… what say? But then.. it’s okay I guess… Next year perhaps! 🙂 A lovely spooky read!!

    Second – I dig the butterfly background!! They ALWAYS manage to take my breath away… I totally have a thing for them! And these, on your blog, are really so very beautiful!!

    Great going with lovely AND beastly creatures, Dan!! 🙂
    Have a great week ahead!

    1. If I were more the party animal the party wouldn’t have to end. I had to go inside and write before the monsters could bite.

    2. The butterflies drive some people crazy. I’m glad you like them. Thanks for all your delightful posts. I’ve enjoyed reading them though I don’t often comment. You, too, have a great week! Dan

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

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