If you know me, you'll know I love two things: Scottish history and Spooky Season. I've written about the history of Jack O'Lanterns and Guising (commonly called Trick or Treating outside of Scotland), but now I want to celebrate the upcoming season. It's a special one after all; I turn 30 the week before Halloween.
So, Vocal community, I'm asking you to help make my 30th memorable and special; write a poem in any form, tell me what you love about Spooky Season and I'll read them all. I'll also highlight my favourites and (with the permission of the author and full credit to them, of course) maybe record spoken versions of some and share them on other platforms to spread the spooky joy.
Just comment with a link to your entry - I hope to read many spooky verses in the weeks to come! Here's my offering to get us started;
When the nights become long,
and cool and dim,
the leaves begin to fall,
and I feel a shiver of joy within.
Like the answer to a ghostly call.
The veil between us is growing thin,
and the Others will soon crawl forth.
Magic has not left us,
it gathers in the gloom.
It slithers through the dark corners,
and waits in empty rooms,
for children with painted faces,
and plastic light up tombs.
Hail to Spooky Season,
I've missed you my old friend,
in your face I see my past,
and a future without end.
Here are some of the entries so far-
The Bones of Halloween - Mike Singleton
Autumn Embrace - Veronica Coldiron
Bring on Spooky Season - Dana Crandell
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