At the party 3 strange men romped –
Holding an unlit lantern … doing hocus-pocus
They suggested we take a walk …
To test our courage and our fear –
Thus challenged off we went
For a moonlit walk on Halloween night.
At midnight into the cemetery we strode …
Eerie sounds seemed to follow us
Could this be the specter from the crypt,
We all heard so much about?
Asked Muriel in a trembling voice.
I just shook my head haughtily
For I’m no believer in ghosts or ghouls ..
The owl hooted in glee as we passed near –
Then a smoky form seem to take shape,
With oozing blood dripping reality!
I gave a howl and began to run …
Macabre shadows seemed to follow close ..
My heart beat like an African drum …
Until I heard the giggles from the trees
Looking closer I had the treat ..
Of seeing the tree aforementioned men …
There they were with an odd projector …
Creating the illusion of the awful specter
Making a fool of us all … but most of all me!
(C) G.s.k. ’14
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