Monday, October 31, 2011

Poem: Halloween Fright - Last Halloween Posting

 Thank you to everyone who followed my Halloween Marathon.  
I've posted 31 stories or poems since October 1st.  
Here is the final installment. 


 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. Congrats on sticking it out till the end. What a great writing exercise. I love the poem today!

  2. Thanks Amber. It has been a journey for sure, but a good one. I'm glad you checked it out! xoxo

  3. Congratulations! It's been quite a ride!

  4. A most enjoyable way for me to spend the month, and FRIGHTENING! Congratulations! xoxo Judy

  5. And I'm glad you enjoyed it along with me, Judy. xoxo

  6. Way to go Rita!! Enjoyed every day! Great work! Love your miracle rainbow story & photo - amazing! xxxxxooooo - marti

  7. Thanks, Marti. I'm glad you enjoyed the miracle rainbow story as well. Definitely an interesting alignment of events! xoxo

  8. What an accomplishment! Jeremiah loved your stories. Did he call you? Ruth asked for your number so he could. Late Halloween hugs! Libby

  9. Im sitting in my deer stand alone in the dark on top of blue hill mountain...its scary now without a sound. I hope an elusive buck is sneaking around and not a drifting entity without a crown

  10. A drifting entity is not what you're after today. I hope a buck comes your way. Thanks for commenting!