Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween -- a poetry re-issue!

It's Poetry Friday AND Halloween, so it seems like a good time to re-post a poem originally posted here two years ago.

Gregory K.

Be prepared
To be scared.
Ghosts and ghouls are haunting.

Mummies moan.
Specters groan.
You know it’s you they’re wanting.

Wolfmen howl.
Goblins yowl.
A shadow hides a grave.

Streetlights flicker.
Heart beats quicker.
It’s so hard being brave.

Flashing lightning,
Far too frightening.
You know you want to flee.

But don’t run.
Just have fun.
And bring candy home for me.

Poetry for Children has the Poetry Friday links collected right here. Have a happy and safe Halloween if you're heading out tonight. Feel free to bring me candy!

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Sylvia Vardell said...

Love it! Thanks for participating in Poetry Friday at PoetryforChildren this Halloween! Stop by any time...

Shelly B said...

I love that poem!

Kelly Polark said...

Great Halloween poem!

Christina said...

Awesome poem, Gregory! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

One thing I love about your poetry is that the meter is so perfect. There are a lot of people out there who think the only criteria for a rhyming poem is that it rhymes. Who cares how many syllables are in any particular line? Who cares if having the beat off ruins the effect of the rhyme? But your stuff is spot on which makes it so incredibly enjoyable.

Greg Pincus said...

Thanks, y'all. And hope everyone had a happy, safe, and maybe somewhat spooky Halloween!

Anonymous said...

Very sweet! I love the punchline.

Mary Lee said...

Good punchlines are one of the hallmarks of Gregory K. poetry! ...and of Gregory K. in person, come to think of it!