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All Hallows Eve

written by: Nelson Brooks



Goblins and Ghoulies, freaks and fiends,
tasteless arrangements clothe toddlers and teens,
tricksters and treaters, swindlers and swine,
souls lost for finding, blood-red like wine.

Werewolves and witches, Frankenstein’s toy,
bolts tightened sharply, transforming the boy,
ghosts flutter by on a blanket of air,
pumpkins lit brightly with candles that glare.

Dark of the night as the witching hour nears,
children now soften with deep rising fears,
finally scurrying back to their nests,
waiting a year for their next courage test.

Nelson Brooks

Nelson Brooks

Having been a writer now for over twenty years, I thought it was high time to bring all of my various strings into one bow. In 2016 I published my first novel, Rules for a Born Again bachelor, which is available on Amazon as hardback, softback and Kindle versions. I have since completed two more novels and am writing a fourth. The second novel, The Perry Gene, has just been released (Jan 2020) on Kindle and Paperback. The earliest serious writing I undertook was poetry and in total now I have over 3000 poems stored and ready to deploy on top of a passionate love of Japanese short forms such as Haiku, Tanka, Senryu and Sedoka. Along the way, there have been short stories and forays into Non-fiction through the Analogies project which is an organisation trying to improve compliance to policy through the use of story telling. Also, the other non-fiction writing comes under the guise of 'Hoofing It' which is my blog site on horse racing. There is a plan to produce a biography of Admiral Henry John Rous, the father of the modern handicapping system in horse racing.
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