Halloween Madness, poem by David L Painter at Spillwords.com

Halloween Madness

Halloween Madness

written by: David L Painter

 

The moon is full seemingly riding
on dark clouds that sail by.
There is a chill in the air that
freezes the strongest soul.
Boney tree branches reach for the moon
wanting to snatch it from the sky.
A black cat scurries past.
The slow ticking of a clock signals
that the hour is late.
The fog starts to rise
obscuring everything from sight.
Graveyard creatures struggle to raise,
Witches, ghosts, goblins
walk this night.
No use hiding behind locked doors.
You know what they are here for.
They can smell your fear.
Sharp teeth and claws,
blood-curdling screams.
They can walk through walls.

So hide in your bed with the covers
pulled up tight
and you may be safe
until the morning’s bright light.
And who knows you may
survive another Halloween.

David L Painter

David L Painter

David Painter is a Northeast Ohio poet and photographer. His aim is to capture his point of view on the world through nature, culture, architecture and history. Dave’s love for photography began in the 1970s with the purchase of his first Minolta SLR camera. Through his keen eye, Dave became a member of the Cleveland Photographic Society and the Chagrin Valley Photography Guild. For the last decade, Dave has added poetry to his creative repertoire. Expanding his interests to the human condition, fiction and history; his favorite era being the Civil War. Much of Dave’s poetry is inspired by his photography; the perfect marriage of his two passions. Dave is a member of many poetry groups including Allegory Alley, Scribbles Writing Organization, Poems and Unpoems, Writers Writing Poems and Out of Your Write Mind. Additionally, he is active in The Pixel Photography Club and the local historical society. Dave was born and raised in Charleston, W.V. but has made the Greater Cleveland area his home for the past fifty years. He is married with two kids.
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