A poem to mark the beginning of Halloween week:
The Halloween Dance
As ghouls, goblins and ghosts fain devilish delight
A skeleton dances with a witch ’round a fire burning bright.
Beware, take heed, look around and think twice
Disrupting this dance could exact an unfathomable price!
One night a year the spirits and phantoms come out to play
Under a spectral moon werewolves’ howls fade away
Replaced by the earsplitting banshee’s wail
Prophesying a curse? Or is it an old wives’ tale?
A parade of vampires, mummies, and monsters join the fray
The Headless Horseman rides while Frankenstein points the way
Out they emerge from fortressed tombs without a speck of light
From secret caves thru darkest woods on Halloween night!
Screeching owls, cawing ravens raise a ruckus and protest
At these mystical, unnerving and unwelcomed guests!
Not to fret, not to worry at this unearthly sight
All will be well on the morrow, at dawning of first light.