Wednesday, October 28, 2015

HALLOWEEN

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On this night
of immense and profound darkness,
the dead visit earth bound souls
that animate bodies
thick with fleshy matter containing
blood, bones, thoughts
that often contradict what's rational.

On this night, the dead play
with the living because they know 
about the intangible monster
that lurks in us all.

On this night, ancestral spirits warn us,
by animating ghouls, ghosts, goblins, gore,
that our fear is real,
almost impossible to kill.



 (For Poets United.)




24 comments:

  1. OooWoo! "the intangible monster
    that lurks in us all."
    Gosh, you have made this so real that I felt a chill go through my body. There is truth in this scary tale. That last line is a Zinger.

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  2. Wow! What a wonderful take on the prompt. Loved this poem.

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  3. This is chilling, Myrna! That last stanza makes me shiver.

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  4. Ooh so in sync with the Halloween season :D this is pure perfection!!

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  5. A brilliant account of the deeper meanings of this tradition, in the human psyche.

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  6. Scary! I even feel the monster in me nodding his head.

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  7. Whew. Delightfully creepy.

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  8. Ooooh, this is really good and very Halloweeny! Freaked me out!

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  9. I don't like Halloween...it is only relatively a new celebration down under.I'm glad I did
    not grow up with it.

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  10. that our fear is real,
    almost impossible to kill.

    When it comes to ghostly matters the fears linger on though for no good reasons!

    Hank

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  11. Fear can often be a good thing - it can keep us safe to survive demons of all varieties..a clever and beautifully written poem

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  12. Halloween is literally my favorite time of the year because it is a time for change and remembering those who we've lost, and celebrating those lives that are now away from us somewhere else.

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  13. Phew! That was chilling, Myrna! Ghosts freak me out......beautiful poem!

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  14. Luv the animation moving across borders, nice Halloween poem too

    Much love...

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  15. heck - that sent some chills down my spine - halloween is not that big over here - but will keep my door locked after reading this - oy
    happy weekend myrna!!

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  16. Ohhh this one really hits the marrow. Wow Myrna a real chiller

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  17. Ah! Wonderfully creepy and full of chills and thrills, Myrna! :-)

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  18. Fears being real...that's enough to frighten alone...you carry the tone so well in this poem!

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