Monday, October 25, 2010

Poem - Halloween Fright

There’s a story that’s told about Halloween night,
The details are sketchy, but oh what a fright,
If you think about ghosts and screeching black bats,
Then add a few witches with pointy black hats,
You can start to imagine the harrowing scene,
And the facts that led up to the bone-chilling scream,

A figure was seen walking past in the dark,
He had an odd shape; his feet left no mark,
He floated past windows and over the lake,
But cast not a shadow; no sound did he make,
No witness could pinpoint the sight they had seen,
It could have been real or maybe a dream,

But just after midnight a scream ripped the night,
The wind blew a chill through covers held tight.
Who was alone in the woods at this hour?
Why did they scream; where did they cower?

With nerves set on edge and fear in his heart,
Young Johnny McGee set off through the dark,
The sight he discovered has not come to light,
For Johnny McGee never spoke of that night,
In fact, young McGee never spoke again ever,
The fright of that night changed Johnny forever,

So watch where you roam on Halloween night,
If you go out alone, please stay out of sight,
There are scary, black cats and goblins out there,
And strange ghostly shadows floating on air,

You might see McGee out taking a walk,
He may tip his hat, but never will talk.


  1. Now that is a very scary poem! Reminds me of the chills I used to have, when younger, when hearing the Headless Horseman story. Wheeeeeee! I think I'll stay inside on Halloween. . . xoxoxoxoxo

  2. I was just going to email you about this poem! I still have the Halloween card you sent last year with the photo on the outside (the old truck full of pumpkins) and this poem on the inside-- in fact, I just put it on my fridge. how Halloweeny!

  3. Thanks, Brynn. I couldn't resist using this poem again. It's one of my favorites. I wrote it about a year ago and it just seemed to write itself. I'm so glad you still have the card. Much happiness to you.

  4. Judy, that is a very high compliment being compared to the Headless Horseman. Glad I could provide a proper Halloween scare.