A Halloween poem – deconstructed

Trying to write a scary poem
To get things off my chest.
So many ways to start,
I wonder which is best.

Do I go for ghoulish,
Or something more refined?
Do I make the horror clear,
Or leave it to the mind?

Then there comes the rhyming
Of all those scary creatures.
Zombie? Vampire? No rhymes.
Do I focus on their features?

And how to make things scary,
In the structure of the rhyme?
It’s hard to make the reader jump
When they can guess ahead in time.

Maybe I should back off.
Leave this one to the writers.
Poets are tender lovers
But terrible monster fighters!


74 thoughts on “A Halloween poem – deconstructed

  1. Er…I’ll have you know I’m a very good monster fighter if needs be. In fact, most of my friends have stated (without being prompted) that in a Walking Dead kind of scenario, I’d have to be on their team because I’m fierce. So, there! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. My idea of Halloween is candy, cute little costumed kiddies romping through the autumn leaves, leaping over jack-o’lanterns while sneaking a bite of their booty in between door bells… Yeah, it’s pretty Casper the Friendly Milk-Toast Ghost in my heart. โค

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  3. I think I’ll watch the Slayer
    Stake some of the undead
    I’ll learn her moves so I can fight
    The monsters without dread
    By day, I’ll write a blog post
    Sip some morning tea
    After lunch I’ll go out hunting
    We’ll be vampire-free

    Happy Halloween. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. A great, fun and down-to-earth poem. Thanks for sharing! I love a good rhyme and the poem on my poetry blog here on WordPress is about rhyming in case you have time to look? Have a rhythmical weekend, Sam ๏Š

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