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Night of Screams

Spooky Abecedarian

By Cathy holmesPublished about a year ago โ€ข Updated about a year ago โ€ข 1 min read
Photo by Vino Li on Unsplash

Autumn winds send chills to the core

Black cats startling those who fear

Cadavers rise and walk the floor

Death hangs ghostly in the air


Eerie scenes of thickening fog

Frightful screams from all around

Grisly visions of bodies flogged

Haunting dreams with horror's sound


Impish goblins roam aimless in shadows

Jack-o-lanterns carry dimly light

Kisses of evil stalk fear in darkness

Lust filled monsters crave bloody smite


Masqueraded attire canโ€™t hide the evil

Nightmare of terror that upon us begins

October full moon casts spells from medieval

Phantoms and witches chanting our sins


Queen of dark terror shows her visage

Reigning over this frightful night

Serpents slink from dead, blackened eyes

Tingling sensations from ghoulish sight


Unearthly creatures rise from their graves

Visions of horror are at once released

Wicked demons join in the fray

Xylophones play while spectres feast


Yowling wakes them from their dreams

Zombies stroll on the night of screams

performance poetry

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Cathy holmes

Canadian family girl with a recently discovered love for writing. Other loves include animals and sports.

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  • Veronica Coldiron4 months ago

    This would be a great song!

  • S. A. Crawford5 months ago

    This is phenomenal! I love it!

  • sleepy draftsabout a year ago

    Wow!! This is so gripping and wonderful! ๐Ÿ’œ

  • Jessey Anthonyabout a year ago

    "October moon casts spells from medieval" What a wonderful and creative piece ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  • Caroline Janeabout a year ago

    This is great! All the chills!

  • Lightning Boltabout a year ago

    The horror! The horror!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘

  • Joe Pattersonabout a year ago

    Very good visual and word play.

  • A perfectly executed Abecedarian poem! I loved it so much!

  • Jordan Twissabout a year ago

    Loved this! Delightfully spooky and it perfectly captures the feeling of Halloween. Well done!

  • C. H. Richardabout a year ago

    Very much an ode to Halloween. Reads like the Night Before Christmas except with zombies and demons. This one is worth printing out and framing for the holiday. Hearted โค๏ธ

  • Rick Henry Christopher about a year ago

    Cleverly written. I enjoyed this read.

  • Absolutely excellent words for the night of Halloween

  • Dawn Saloisabout a year ago

    Great poem for Halloween! Great job setting the mood!

  • Heather Hublerabout a year ago

    Wow! That was so well done. I was saying the lines in my head to the voice of Vincent Price. Really excellent work!!

  • Colleen Millsteed about a year ago

    Brilliant Cathy in both the format and the writing. Great Halloween piece.

  • KJ Aartilaabout a year ago

    Great work! I have to comment on the image, though - it looks almost like a half of a creepy face - it's perfect! ๐ŸŽƒ

  • Kelli Sheckler-Amsdenabout a year ago

    All you need is Vincent Price to narrate <3 love this

  • Babs Iversonabout a year ago

    Bravo!!! Love it!!!๐Ÿ’•

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