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Old 10-31-2017, 02:39 PM
Mark McDonnell Mark McDonnell is online now
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Default Happy Halloween!

Hello guys and ghouls!

I wrote this a couple of years ago for my kids. I can't remember if I posted it here last Halloween. If I did, consider it an annual tradition until I write a better one. Any more poetic chills on offer from the spooky spherians?

Bedtime Story

Curl up tight and close your eyes,
the curtain hides the cloudy skies.
The moon is high, the branches tap
outside your window. Time to nap.

Pictures from this sunny day,
like shifting scenery in a play,
move in your mind, but try to sleep
before the night things start to creep.

They come from corners in the dark,
they watched you playing in the park.
They sneak through evening's leafy lanes
to tap at children's window panes.

Now 'let us in' they softly sigh,
their fingers long, their voices high.
They spy your toys lined up on shelves.
Boggins, fairies, wraiths and elves.

They cling onto the ivy wall
(They even laugh if one should fall),
'That's luck my friends!' they slyly grin,
then keep on tapping, 'let us in'.

Their goal is to invade your dreams
and draw you to the moony beams,
and watch you pull the window wide.
And oh! My child, once they're inside

as quick as thought they wrap you up
in fairy twine, then bring a cup
of Belladonna to your lips.
All stand and watch as in it drips.

They'll have their prize, a human child
to live with them in regions wild!
But if you keep your eyes shut tight
by morning they'll have fled in fright.

Last edited by Mark McDonnell; 10-31-2017 at 02:42 PM.
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