Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

My late, great black cat, Champ and his Jack-O-Lantern

My Horrid Halloween Poem
(a small present to my patient readers)

T'was the night of the spirits, when all through the streets
Ran pirates and gremlins with bags for their sweets; 
The pumpkins were carved into shapes grim with care,
In hopes that some ghosts soon would be there;

The children were trundled all snug in disguise,
While visions of goblins danced in their eyes;
And Mama in her bat wings and Dad in his fangs,
Had just settled down to greet the small gangs. 
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
They sprang from their seats to see what was the matter.

Away to the front door they flew like a flash,
Tore open the deadbolt and held out their stash.
The moon on the crest of the newly mowed lawn
Gave lustre of midnight to five devil's spawn.
When what to their wondering eyes should appear,
But a great ghastly demon that struck them with fear.

With a head of a werewolf and hands fully clawed,
They knew in a moment it had to be Maude.
More stealthy than vampires her steps on they came
And growling and gnashing, she called them by name.

"Now Lester! Now, Edith!  Don't be alarmed!
I'm here for the candy and not to do harm!"
To the edge of the porch, and into the light
She held out her claws and grinned at their fright.

As dry leaves that before a wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up t'ward the full moon old Maudy did rise,
With her treats and her goodies,
And still in disguise.

And then, in a twinkling, they heard overhead
The prancing and pawing of eight hooves of dread.
As they locked up their door, and prayed this would end
Down the chimney old Maudy came with a friend.
He was covered in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his face was all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of candy he had flung on his back, 
And he looked like a zombie ready to snack.

His eyes--how they sizzled! His glare a great menace.
His teeth were like scissors; he needed a dentist.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the treat bowls; then turned with a jerk,
And grasping their arms, he shook them and said,
"Happy H-day to all, a great day of the DEAD!"


  1. "it had to be Maude" hahahahahaha!
    "he needed a dentist" hahahahahahahahahahhaha!
    Absolutely hilarious, Lee. I'm so glad I stopped in. What a great way to start this day.

  2. That's a great poem--and a beautiful picture, too!

  3. I thought the poem was quite good.

    Please stop by my blog to pick up your blogger awards. Have a great day!

  4. Definitely a unique take....thanks, and enjoy!

  5. LOVE IT!!!! Good for you. And a Happy Halloween as well.

  6. That was an excellent poem! And I hope Maud doesn't bring that hairy guy down my chimney. I chuckled throughout this thing!


  7. What a moment to capture in that picture!

    And I loved your poem! It could be a Halloween picture book!

  8. Oh, that was fantastic! I loved it! :)

  9. Fun poem and awesome photo. Have I mentioned recently how much I love your website design too? :)

  10. Hah! Lee, this is GREAT! I'm sorry I didn't read it yesterday, but glad it extends the Halloween creepfest for me.

  11. Terrific poem, Lee! I had so many visuals in my head as I read. Nicely done!

  12. Great poem and picture - I hope you had a wonderful Halloween!

  13. Wow, Lee, that's a great poem! I seriously think you should submit it as a picture book. SERIOUSLY, it's that good, and the illustrations would be awesome.

    And I love the picture of your cat and the Jack'o'lantern. Nice! Happy belated Halloween!

  14. LOOOOVE your pumpkin! I'm a newbie follower as well. Nice to meet you!

  15. Love the poem! That is one of my favorite Christmas stories. :)

  16. I loved that all you stopped by. Couldn't do this without you wonderful people.

  17. Lee! This is great! I thoroughly enjoyed it.
    In other news, I have an award for you over at the 'box. And an honorable mention for your veggies-in-the-fridge play. :)

  18. I love it!!! I can't believe how great it turned out. Wow. I wish I could do that. :D


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