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Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge – Hours/Crowds

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Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge – Hours/Crowds fall haiku challenge badge japanese maple with black and white background

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: CROWD(s), Hour(s)

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Long hours of time

Annoying crowds push and shove

Holiday shopping

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© 2021 BS

Halloween Countdown – Costume

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Halloween Countdown – Costume

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Paolo (RIP) in his purple King costume (crown & cape)

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“WHO YA GONNA BE?”

The strong man superhero

The princess and the ghoul

This is the night for frightening

A night to play the fool

Their costumes fun or fanciful

Little beggars come to call

Tricks and treats are all in fun

Happy Halloween to them all

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© 2016 & 2021 BS

Halloween Countdown # 28 – Carve

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Halloween Countdown # 28 – Carve

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Here are some of my grand-kid’s carved pumpkin jack-o-lanterns

And these two were from my daughter’s photos at the local arboretum.  A large sunflower cut-out, and a green painted alien face.

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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An orange pumpkin I carved into a jack-o-lantern wearing a pirate hat

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Halloween Countdown # 21 – Drink

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Halloween Countdown # 21 – Drink

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Small painted black bottle with label ‘zombie brew’ with a stick on zombie

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Double double boil and bubble

Wendy the witch stirred her brew

All of a sudden that witchy brew blew

Double double a burst of bubble

Disbelief at resulting rubble

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cartoon witch stirring cauldron while spider watches

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Don’t drink the potion! Small painted green bottle with label ‘snake venom’, and my painted rock – green with black and orange ‘potion’

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© 2017 & 2021 BS

Halloween Countdown # 16 – Spider

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Halloween Countdown # 16 – Spider

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My mystery box toy chickens with chalkboard ‘Spider’, and they say ‘watch out for the web’

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GOSSAMER

Spider spins and dreams

Intricate strands of silver

Ethereal web

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Halloween decoration – small gravestone with spider web & black spider

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My painted rock spider (yellow rock/black spider)

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© 2021 BS

Halloween Countdown # 13 – Ghost

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Halloween Countdown # 13 – Ghost

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These are my painted ghost rocks.

original painting by BS – ghostmmnc

Sky blue & silver background with Ghost in swirly letters. It changes the way it looks in different lights.

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FOREVERMORE (2014 – BS)

I am Ghost

Ghost I am

Inked in sky-blue letters

A swirl of ethereal reality

Tattooed on my skin

Tattooed on my soul

Forevermore

For

Ever

More

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A fun Halloween Ghost at my daughter’s house!

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© 2021 BS

Halloween Countdown # 12 – Frog

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Halloween Countdown # 12 – Frog

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These 2 little frogs sitting on a pink lily pad are a set of salt & pepper shakers I have.

31 Days of Halloween – Frog

This pair of brass frogs I have sitting on the bathroom sink. They are kind of creepy looking.

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WHINNY at the TREE FROGS

Giggle me a moonbeam

Right around midnight

Snicker me some fireflies

I promise they won’t bite

Light sparkly fireworks

With a chuckle and a hiss

Whinny at the tree frogs

Then give me a little kiss

Giggle me a midnight

Within the moonbeam’s light

© 22017 BS

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Halloween Countdown # 8 – Fog

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Halloween Countdown # 8 – Fog

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Actual misty fog taken at night

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Birds on top of a streetlight on a very foggy day.

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Bare winter tree branches with fog all around.

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Poem written on October 13, 2016

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“SPOOKY SPECTERS”

Flowing shroud

Moaning loud

Misty fog

Swampy bog

Haunting night

Lantern light

Scary scene

Halloween

Spooky specters roam around

Corpses rise from underground

Spiders crawl to fuel your fears

Rest in peace for years and years

Come Halloween, ghosts converge

Fantasy and real will surely merge

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© 2021 BS

Halloween Countdown # 7 – Zombie

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Halloween Countdown # 7 – Zombie

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ZOMBIE

Re-animated

Soul-less shell…a living hell

The Zombie shuffle

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© 2016 BS

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A small bottle I painted black, has a stick on zombie & spider, and a label that says ‘Zombie Brew’

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“Zombie”, by The Cranberries, was released as a single from the album, “No Need to Argue”, in 1994, on the Island label. It was written by Dolores O’Riordan.

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Halloween Countdown # 5 – Trick

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Halloween Countdown # 5 – Trick

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Happy Halloween!

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Halloween decorations are fun and funny! This one is a black cat dressed in an orange clown suit beside an orange coffee mug that says ‘trick or treat’.

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WARM OR COLD?

Trick or treat through the snow

Shivering ghosts, and goblins, you know

Since all they get is frozen feet

Makes more sense to conserve the heat

Stay cozy and warm by the fire

Just go buy all the treats you desire

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© 2016 (2020, 2021) BS