We proudly present the last collection of contest submissions for the
1st Halloween-poem contest.
The Alternative All Hallows’ Eve Bash!
(by Marje @ Kyrosmagica)
It’s all Hallow’s Eve time for the party to begin,
Witches, vampires, spooks and demons of the night,
Come and join in this annual spectacular delight,
Bring your entry ticket, a glut of gruesome grisliness.
No glowing Jack O’Lanterns are permitted here,
No pretty Halloween plump pumpkins,
Our team of half dead bouncers search for sweets,
Ejecting sickly sweet cheerfulness with ferocious frowns.
Vampires savour red goblets of the purist human blood,
Witches devour human brains a spicy savoury delicacy,
Ghostly ghouls can’t ingest or digest. Oh what a shame!
Instead the smell of rotten candles fills their one time bellies.
Demons sit together in a clique,
They consume a spirit that no one dares to seek,
Their poker hot glances burn into your soul,
No one dares to join them, its too Lucifer hot!
The party’s over way too soon there is clearing up to do,
The kindly ghosts are left to pick up,
They wail boo hoo,
A ghost’s ghoulish life is over before it has begun!
The demon’s faces’ crease in a smouldering, bittersweet, smirk,
The vampires lick their lips, breaking into a blood-curdling smile,
And the witches cackle with ripples of raucous relish,
While Beelzebub bouncers pick up the ghosts and shake ‘em for fun.
Next year’s party committee is set!
A year from now a Hallibaloo of a Halloween bash is on its way!
Don’t forget, don’t be late!
Creepy Cameras at the ready, Blood, Cold, Shiver, Fire, Flash!
HALLOWEEN IS NOT FOR ATHEISTS
(by Kim Solem)
If you don’t believe in ancient behemoths beasts
Enchanted gardens, mystical forests or magic mountains
Haunted hills, ghostly worlds, or a Hell beneath
Nor in grotesque giants, walking skeletons
Flying griffons, screaming banshees, or stinking harpies
The living dead, be they mummies or zombies
In magical deer, magnificent birds and splendid unicorns
Or in evil eyed gorgons that can kill you with a glance
Nor in wizards, ghosts or witches; both good and bad
If you can’t imagine a lascivious dancing satyr
Or that a donkey can talk, let alone a talking tree
Or in fire breathing dragons, multi-eyed creatures from space
Nor in leviathans and other monsters of the deep
If you don’t believe in astrology, numerology, or eternity
Nor in extraterrestrial intelligence or the cosmic odyssey of infinity
As well as visions, epiphanies, auras of divinity and immortality
Or in other, unseen things ….like Halloween
Then my friend, you don’t believe in the Bible!”
People who don’t believe in ‘Tricks or Treats’
Such as you, are nothing more
Than atheists in denial
SO NO CANDY FOR YOU…MAGOO!
Halloween At The Holy Sea
(by Kim Solem)
On ‘All Hallowed Eve’
There was a prankster
Would change all humanity
His silly mischievous deed
On that fateful Halloween
Still affects the lives
Of you and me
This one solitary act
The first incident of a house TP’d
Brought down kingdoms
Changing all of History
Martin Luther, that smartass
Papered a door with a heretic rant
Destroying the Empire of Rome
With a single rusty tack
If only this Halloween hoodlum
Had not been a fool
We all would be going
To parochial school
And everyone would be content
Eating fish during Lent
Dressing girls in cute uniforms
While sending some to the convent
So now you hooligans
You have been versed
Your acts of chicanery
On this October 31st
Might set in motion
Things that cannot be reversed
That will eventually result
In a terrible curse
And the seeds of your children
Will suffer the folly you risked
Like me they’ll be raised Lutheran
And forced to eat the Lutefisk
Authors, Poets and Bloggers
It has been so much fun, and such an extraordinary experience to organize this contest and to get all these interesting, wonderful and fantastic poems from so many talented writers and poets!
It is Halloween’s eve after 9 pm Eastern Time, the deadline for submissions. The 1st Halloween-poem contest is closed now.
We want to thank all participants, readers and supporters for being a part of it.
Of course. it’s not over yet! – Our jury of 5 judges will carefully consider all entries and decide on the three winners.
Please give us one week to discuss. The results will be announced November 7, 2015.