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Autumn Embrace

Just a bunch of Hocus Pocus?

By Veronica ColdironPublished 5 months ago Updated 5 months ago 1 min read
Found on Pinterest here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/608056387184639036/

Surrendering to Fall’s embrace

Darkness is at hand,

In nightscapes of devilry

Wild, and magically planned,

The call of owls spirit the night

With matching eyes of gold

The smell of leaves is everywhere

Their stories yet untold

Whispering winds in unison

Go calling out your name

“Come stay with me”, their haunting cry

“You’ll never be the same”

Pale, the faces hidden there

Beckoning, ghostly white,

As silhouettes of former selves

Reach out to you in the night

Hallows Eve has finally come

Her array of colors vast

Her lovely song a reverie

Of lives that have long passed

In lantern light that pirouettes

Like dancers in a flame

Illuminating darkened paths

That call to old Samhain

To part the veil for just tonight

And bring the ghostly call

That comes to us one night a year

“Happy Halloween to all”


I hope you liked my "Spooky Season" poem. This was written for the "Spooky Season" challenge which is linked below. This challenge was issued by S.A. Crawford as a way for us to get to meet each other on a fun topic. Please do click on her name and check out her work to show some support.

Thanks so much for reading! If you liked this challenge, you may also like this one: Writing Prompts for October, issued by Chloe Rose Violet. My poem for her challenge is linked below. Please have a look and show it some love! :)

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About the Creator

Veronica Coldiron

I'm a mild-mannered project accountant by day, a free-spirited writer, artist, singer/songwriter the rest of the time. Let's subscribe to each other! I'm excited to be in a community of writers and I'm looking forward to making friends!

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  • Tiffany Gordon 4 months ago

    Awesome job!

  • S. A. Crawford5 months ago

    This is phenomenal Veronica - it has so much atmosphere, and I love your choice of words!

  • Naveed 5 months ago

    That was really well written

  • This was the epitome of a spooky Halloween! You nailed this challenge!

  • Dana Crandell5 months ago

    Love this one, Veronica!

  • Mariann Carroll5 months ago

    Nicely done, sure feel of Halloween poem 👻🎃

  • Joe Patterson5 months ago

    Love it. Makes me ready for the season change.

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