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Weekly Poetry Stuffage > Week 57 - (October 22nd-31st) Poems --- Topic: Anything Halloween! DONE!

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message 1: by M (last edited Oct 22, 2010 03:00PM) (new)

M | 11395 comments Prospect Street Revisited

Sunset, yellow beyond the eaves,
bequeaths the limb-struck, crystal sky
to bright-eyed stars, blue autumn night,
a spectral, rising, harvest moon.

In the last breath of afternoon,
upon the steps wavers a light,
a pumpkin's scowl. With watchful eye,
a black cat prowls amid the leaves.


message 2: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Marincic Hiestermann | 519 comments oooh, i like it M :)


message 3: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (chasmofbooks) | 2875 comments That's pretty, M; good job!


message 4: by M (new)

M | 11395 comments Thanks, ya'll! You've probably figured out that this is my favorite time of the year.


message 5: by Kimathy (new)

Kimathy very cool :]


message 6: by Mark (last edited Oct 23, 2010 04:49PM) (new)

Mark On Halloween night, the moon fat and full, did Donna's life come screeching to an end.

Tragically taken away as a result of
her best friend careless driving.

Racing their way to a blasting party

Be very careful to throw one yourself

For you may very well receive an unexpected guest, desperate to ruin the festivities

Perhaps take a life or two.


message 7: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (chasmofbooks) | 2875 comments Interesting...


message 8: by M (new)

M | 11395 comments I think the phrase "screeching to an end" works well descriptively and metaphorically.


message 9: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Marincic Hiestermann | 519 comments those that know me I think will get a bit of a kick out of this one :)

Dress Up

From Barney,
To Belle
with a foot of snow,

Glinda the Good Witch,
Dorothy,
and even little Toto,

Princess Leia
and Darth Maul
trick-or-treating did go.

A lovely fairy,
a ballerina
dancing on tip toe.

Bellatrix LeStrange
and Luna Lovegood
made an excellent show,

While Miss Wisconsin
wearing a cheesehead
said, "Go Packers, Go!"

Turn of the centruy girl,
Amelia Bloomer,
figures from ages ago.

Mary Poppins,
a spoon full of sugar,
made the perfect tableau.

Renaissance woman,
the virgin Mary,
details from head to toe.

Pink Power Ranger,
Bright red lobster
danced in Wonderland, you know.

Dressing up,
I do it well,
but being me I'll never outgrow.


message 10: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Marincic Hiestermann | 519 comments we had a pink power ranger costume when we were little. Mom bought it at a garage sale I believe. I'm pretty sure it's long gone now, although we did keep it in the costume closet for quite a while...


message 11: by M (new)

M | 11395 comments Kristen, it has a nice kick even for those who don't know you! I thoroughly enjoyed it.


message 12: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Marincic Hiestermann | 519 comments :) thanks!

I feel like I should put some pics up of previous costumes or something so you guys kinda see where I'm coming from...


message 13: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Marincic Hiestermann | 519 comments haha, yes the Mary Poppins is coming along. Just have to finish the hat :)


message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

Trick or treat?

Trick or treat? Trick or treat?
C’mon mister, trick or treat?
Here’s ten pence now go away
And don’t come back another day!

Trick or treat? Trick or treat?
C’mon missus, trick or treat?
Here you are dears, fifty pence,
Please don’t paint things on my fence.

Trick or treat? Trick or treat?
There’s no-one in. Ring it again.
Someone’s there, bang on the door.
Through the letter-box, he’s on the floor.

And there’s a dog, licking its chops
What shall we do, call the cops?
No, let’s get on, we want some sweets
And we need more cash to buy some treats.

Trick or treat? Trick or treat?
We have to go back, see if he’s moved.
Ring the bell, the floor’s all red,
Try the door, I’m sure he’s dead.

Where’s your ‘phone? We’ve got to help
Hello, Police? We’re at the house
Someone’s still upon the floor
We need your help, open the door.

The dog, tell ’em about the dog.
It’s too late, they’re on their way
Gosh! two police cars, what a sight!
And an ambulance with flashing light.

The door succumbs to a mighty kick
The dog is caught and tied up
The old man rushed to hospital
“Well done, boys”, the copper says
“Here’s a fiver, that’s your treat.”


message 15: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Marincic Hiestermann | 519 comments cool David! I quite enjoyed it. I suppose you're in/from the UK somewhere? just curious...


message 16: by M (new)

M | 11395 comments The narration is great! I could see it happening. "The dog, tell 'em about the dog." I felt as though I were among the boys going from door to door.

Do they actually give money to trick-or-treaters in Britain?


message 17: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Marincic Hiestermann | 519 comments I remember getting change and an apple once when I was little cause the people just moved in and didn't know it was trick-or-treat I guess, so they didn't have any candy on hand.


message 18: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (chasmofbooks) | 2875 comments Your poem was very cute, Kristen.

I really liked your poem, David. You did a wonderful job, as usual.


message 19: by [deleted user] (last edited Oct 25, 2010 12:39PM) (new)

M wrote: "The narration is great! I could see it happening. "The dog, tell 'em about the dog." I felt as though I were among the boys going from door to door.

Do they actually give money to trick-or-treat..."


Yes they do, fortunately I live half a mile from the road and they don't bother to come to me.


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

Kristen wrote: "cool David! I quite enjoyed it. I suppose you're in/from the UK somewhere? just curious..."

Yes, in the middle of rural Wales.


message 21: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Marincic Hiestermann | 519 comments cool, I think I have some Welsh in my blood somewhere, lol. My grandma always just says her family comes from the UK, I don't think she really knows where all from :/


message 22: by M (new)

M | 11395 comments I'm Irish. I think most of my ancestors were hanged.


message 23: by Kimathy (new)

Kimathy Title: Alone on Halloween
By: Kimathy

CRUNCH

I look behind
a leaf crushed
perhaps?

Wary I continue
clutch my full
candy bag

SNAP

Must have been me,
no one is near.

CREAK!

My pace quickens.
breathing fast
I left my friends.
why?

CRUNCH-
SNAP-
CREAK-

My heart stops.


message 24: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Marincic Hiestermann | 519 comments that's a fun little spooker Kimathy! I enjoyed it.

And on the note of nationalities, I think it's pretty cool that I'm a quarter Croatian. Not a ton of people can say that... Of course I'm about half German which is what pretty much everyone in the midwest seems to be, so maybe that counteracts the uniqueness of the Croatian...lol, idk


message 25: by M (new)

M | 11395 comments Don't walk alone on Halloween! You may be alone, and you may not. Good poem, Kimathy!


message 26: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (chasmofbooks) | 2875 comments Good job, Alex, I like how light hearted and fun it was.


message 27: by Kimathy (new)

Kimathy thanks guys :]


message 28: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (chasmofbooks) | 2875 comments Your poem.


message 29: by Jan (new)

Jan (auntyjan) | 199 comments I think she meant Kimathy. She wrote a good one. Never mind Alex. Your comment on the short story thread about scary things in the dark inspired me. I started writing and just wrote it straight through very quickly. Will post it in a minute.


message 30: by Jan (new)

Jan (auntyjan) | 199 comments On Halloween


On a dark, dark night
in a dark, dark house
Not a creature was stirring,
Not even a mouse.
When what should appear
In my very own home
But a shape of a girl
I was chilled to the bone
As the coldness descended
I was frozen to the spot
I couldn't move at all
No matter what
I couldn't even scream
I couldn't even yell
I just had to stand there
Scared as hell.
A hand upon my shoulder
Reached me from behind
With darkness all around me
I was losing my mind.
The ghostly girl screamed
Then I heard her say...
Be careful! They're going
To take you away.
They're coming to take you
To take you away
You'll never again see
The light of day.
I still couldn't move
But I began to scream
My screaming woke me
From a very bad dream!


message 31: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Marincic Hiestermann | 519 comments nice Jan! and impressive that you whipped out that rhyming scheme so quickly! rhyming always slows me down somewhat...

I remember once in English class the teacher found a version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas that used crazy synonyms for every word. Of course the poem lost it's meter and rhyme, but it was still fun to read! Lots of big words...


message 32: by M (new)

M | 11395 comments Great writing, Jan. Rhythmical and effective. It gets rolling and just rolls faster and faster! The lines "I couldn't even scream / I couldn't even yell" made me think of a Buffy episode called Hush.


message 33: by Jan (new)

Jan (auntyjan) | 199 comments If you see a person who is really scared, they often can't move. Especially in sleep you can't seem to move fast enough. My brother used to have a nightmare about being chased by a steam engine...he couldn't get off the tracks and no matter how fast he ran, it was always bearing down on him. He eventually learnt that the way to escape the dream was to lie down on the tracks. Funny thing was, the night after he told me about the dream, I had the same one. But I remembered his advice and made a quick exit!
Glad you liked it, M. Goodnight. (After 1am here)


message 34: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (chasmofbooks) | 2875 comments Good job, Jan! That was really cute.


message 35: by Kimathy (new)

Kimathy That was amazing Jan! :D


message 36: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (chasmofbooks) | 2875 comments The polls are up! Here's the one for the poems, as you might've guessed already...

http://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/40...


message 37: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (chasmofbooks) | 2875 comments Congratualations to Jan who's in first place, M who made it to second place, Kristen and David who made it to third place, and Mark and Kimathy who made it to fourth place.

Thank you for participating everyone. Well done!


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