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All Hallows Eve – By Bobby Fairfield
From beneath the earth a sound appears.
like the sound of finger’s frantic movement,
confined under the ground for countless years
rest the souls of those in endless torment.
On one special day on the midnight chime
their spirits are released from death’s dark hold
they may rise again for one last time
and wreak their vengeance on all they behold.
The putrid bodies stripped of flesh and hair
their bones bleached white by cold, dank soil
as they lie shrouded in wood coffins bare
trailing mildewed ribbons of skin like oil.
For just one night their souls are free
then condemned to rest for eternity
THE CURSE OF NIGHT – By M.A. Cortez
Upstairs while my family slept
I left my room alone
Down the creaky stairs I crept
facing the unknown
Terror hugged my narrow neck
Then from the dark I feared
two red eyes, And from a speck
A vampire appeared
“Midnight hour is my divine
so heed these words I say
Disobey and you’ll be mine
before the light of day
Go now out this cursed night
and find for me a friend
Do it now and do it right
or it will be your end”
Quietly I slipped away
A thirst for blood seduced
Would I live to see the day
Moon’s glow lit my lonely path
on this All Hallows Eve
Dare I chance my master’s wrath
or would I find reprieve?
Hungrily I searched the town
but found the world asleep
On my return, he took me down
To my forever sleep.