On Halloween--

By Dorthy LaVern McCarthy

Outside my door a spirit growls.
An orange-eyed cat perfects its howls.
A thousand leaves I thought were gone
are dancing jigs upon the lawn
on Halloween
The north wind plays a ghostly tune
to serenade the pumpkin moon.
While witches roam and goblins fly,
a skeleton goes shuffling by
on Halloween
This eerie night is full of eyes.
I won't be taken by surprise.
Let other souls behold the dead.
I'll spend my night beneath the bed
on Halloween.


Published on October 1st, 2022




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