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An Acrostic Poem

By Stephanie HoogstadPublished 5 months ago 1 min read
Photo by Elena Mozhvilo on Unsplash

Summertime has come and gone

Autumn now dancing on its grave,

Making merry with multicolored leaves and anthropomorphized gourds—

Halloween, a beacon of light in the ever-darkening days,

A celebration of life entwined in the gruesome traditions of the afterlife—

It invites out our creativity, our inner muses, and entices us to delight,

Never-ending marriage of festivity and death.

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Poet’s note: This poem was inspired by #14 on Chloe Rose Violet’s list of October writing prompts, which can be found below:

You can also find my poem inspired by prompt #7, “The Faust Deal”, here:

My microfiction inspired by prompt #5, “The Ceremony”, can be read here:

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About the Creator

Stephanie Hoogstad

With a BA in English and MSc in Creative Writing, writing is my life. I have edited and ghost written for years with some published stories and poems of my own.

Learn more about me: thewritersscrapbin.com

Support my writing: Patreon

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  • Naveed 5 months ago

    Beautifully written and inspiring!!!❤️❤️💕

  • Novel Allen5 months ago

    I just recently discovered Samhain and I am loving it. It is like a new world of understanding beyond the norm. Such a lovely creative poem.

  • Donna Renee5 months ago

    oooooh I love this!! 😍😁

  • This is a perfect acrostic to set the mood for Halloween! You did very well with this prompt!

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