Category Archives: Halloween

Happy Halloween – A Ballad for Jack

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Black background, pumpkin sticker, painted jack-o-lantern rocks

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Happy Halloween – A Ballad for Jack

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A Halloween Poem I wrote in 2015

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A BALLAD FOR JACK

Out in the garden, way in the back,

A tangle of vines did grow.

There was a secret, hidden away,

For only me to know.

I watered and tended this special vine,

And, day by day it grew.

Soon, it revealed an orange orb…

I was the only one who knew.

I was so happy, I talked to it…

In fact, I named him Jack.

He grew up big and strong, that gourd…

I think he liked me back.

Then as the days grew cooler yet,

And, the sun was feeling dim,

I wanted Jack to stay with me,

But, it was time to part from him.

And, so it came, that sad, sad day…

Jack said it would be fine…

I took my knife and severed him…

I cut him from the vine.

I cried a river, but through my tears,

Jack looked at me and smiled…

He said to carve a great big grin,

For every little child.

And, so I did, I carved a face

For Jack’s big orange head.

Now, every Halloween night that comes,

Jack’s eyes shine bright, instead.

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A carved jack-o-lantern wearing a pirate hat

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images = my painted pumpkin rocks & my carved pirate jack-o-lantern

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

Witchy Fun

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Witch, Witchcraft, Broomstick, Broom

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Witchy Fun

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This is a poem I wrote for October Poetry Writing Month, way back in 2014.

There are a lot of TV and movie witches that have brought us fun entertainment over the years.

Being it’s getting close to Halloween again, I thought I’d re-post it. Enjoy! 🙂

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WITCHY FUN

From Oz to Salem, to suburban mayhem,

The witches entertained us all.

The witch of the west, was creepy at best,

And Glinda was belle of the ball.

Samantha twitched her nose,

Whenever she chose, and

Sabrina’s cat talks to her, it is true.

Elphaba was wicked,

Endora was vivid…

They all were an interesting crew.

The Sanderson sisters were funny and camp,

The witches of Eastwick were duped…

They all used their craft, and a bit of their vamp,

But Morticia’s my all favorite champ.

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Shows referenced = Bewitched, The Wizard of Oz, The Addams Family, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Hocus Pocus, The Witches of Eastwick, and Wicked (broadway play)

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Countdown to Halloween – Day 31

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Countdown to Halloween – Day 31

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Poem # 31

SPIDER DANCE

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Weave your web of love around me

Seduce me with your words, sublime

Silken strands to hold and bind me

Capture me…I’ll call you mine…

Spin your web in sticky spirals

I’ll never want to flee,

Lure me with your lyrics, love…

Come closer…come get me.

Dance with me, my Spider…dance…

Be wanton with your wildness,

Pierce me with your poisonous lance,

Our rebel love is reckless.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

Happy Halloween

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Happy Halloween 🎃

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I love dressing up in costumes for Halloween, so thought I’d show you some of the ones I’ve come up with over the years.

Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe Halloween!

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Here’s a couple of my early costumes. There’s me and my little sister one Halloween. I think I was dressed as a gypsy?

Next is a costume I made when I was in Blue Birds (a group like Girl Scouts). We had to make them out of paper bags. 🙂

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Our family had quite a few Halloween Costume parties over the years. We’d all dress up, have games, snacks, a homemade haunted house in the cellar, and I’d read an original spooky story of mine, complete with props, like peeled grapes for eyeballs, and spaghetti noodle innards.  Sometimes, we’d even have a ‘white elephant’ gift exchange game, with oddball gifts to snatch and trade. We had lots of fun! 🙂

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Weird looking Betty Boop?

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Witch, Ghost, & Ghoul

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Vampire Ghoul?

Me, hamming it up as a witch

 

 

 

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Happy Halloween!

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2016 BS

 

 

Countdown to Halloween – Day 30

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Countdown to Halloween – Day 30

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Poem # 30

IF WE LIVED IN THE WOODS

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If we lived in the woods,

What would we do?

Watch out for wolves,

And practice “Hoo-Doo”.

If we lived in the woods,

It would never be dull.

We would pick mushrooms and

Light up the Skull.

If we lived in the woods,

We would not have a phone.

We could bake a cake, and

Visit the Crone.

If we lived in the woods,

We would have to be focused.

We’d have to watch out for

Bats and the Locusts.

If we lived in the woods,

We’d light a candle.

It would never be too much

To Handle.

If we lived in the woods,

We’d sit and converse,

With the flora and fauna, and

Things of the Earth.

If we lived in the woods,

We’d chant and invoke,

Spirits of those of whom

Time Never Spoke.

If we lived in the woods,

We’d never be sad.

The rest of the world will

Call us Mad.

If we lived in the woods,

We’d play ‘neath the pines.

We’d make our peace with the

Spooks and the Signs.

If we lived in the woods,

We would howl at the Moon,

And dance in it’s light

From August till June.

If we lived in the woods…

If we lived in the woods…

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

 

Countdown to Halloween – Day 29

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Countdown to Halloween – Day 29

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Poem # 29

WITCHY FUN

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From Oz to Salem, to suburban mayhem,

The witches entertained us all.

The witch of the west, was creepy at best,

And Glinda was belle of the ball.

Samantha twitched her nose,

Whenever she chose, and

Sabrina’s cat talks to her, it is true.

Elphaba was wicked,

Endora was vivid…

They all were an interesting crew.

The Sanderson sisters were funny and camp,

The witches of Eastwick were duped…

They all used their craft, and a bit of their vamp,

But Morticia’s my all favorite champ.

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Shows referenced = Bewitched, The Wizard of Oz, The Addams Family, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Hocus Pocus, The Witches of Eastwick, and Wicked (broadway play)

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Countdown to Halloween – Day 28

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Countdown to Halloween – Day 28

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Poem # 28

4 a. m.

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Vampires and Lost Souls

Such are the demons we fight

4 a. m. secrets

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Vampires and Demons

Guard your Lost Soul against them

4 a. m. terrors

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Lost Souls together

Stand against evil beings

4 a. m. – love wins

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~Haiku poems~

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

 

 

Countdown to Halloween – Day 27

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Countdown to Halloween – Day 27

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Poem # 27

DEATH BY SNAIL

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A princess born to royalty

In Egypt’s long ago day

Dined on poisonous escargot

And duly passed away

Petrified and mummified

Her sacred scarab by her side

To protect her bones

She rests in place, rests in peace, as

Her scarred soul yet roams

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© 2018 BS

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Countdown to Halloween – Day 26

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Countdown to Halloween – Day 26

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Poem # 26

Trick or Treat

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Happy holiday hijinks

Abound this night

Laughter and

Little ones go

Out trick or treating

Wearing costumes of their choosing

Even if it’s cold weather

Everyone has a good time

(k)Nocking on doors, begging for candy

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~acrostic poem~

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

Countdown to Halloween – Day 25

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Countdown to Halloween – Day 25

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Poem # 25

“A Purple Panic”

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As purple panic fuels your fear,

Hobgoblins are drawing near

Bats and banshees hover close

Ready to administer a frightful dose

Now purple panic has set in

The night of terror will begin

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Thanks for visiting! Peace

© 2018 BS ☮️