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Witch Poem for Halloween

Luke Holm earned bachelor degrees in English and Philosophy from NIU. He is a middle school teacher and a creative writer.

The Witch

Ugly as a pockmarked corpse,
there is a witch who slinks and warps
little children into her toys,
feeding on their fading noise.

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Visage of a Witch

Her hair is sparse, her scalp is cracked,
her boily skin is old and slacked.
When she smiles, flowers die,
dark clouds form and angels cry.

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A Witch's Home

She lives within a crumbling hole,
reinforced with bones she stole
from the grave of some old plot,
reveling in its stink and rot.

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A Witch's Brew

Her cauldron keeps a bubbling brew
filled with family she once knew.
It helps her speak to souls and ghosts
who take the toys and make them hosts.

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Happy Halloween

When her evil work is done,
she grabs her broom to have some fun.
Into the sky, she soars and screams,
"Have a happy Halloween!"

History of The Witch

© 2017 JourneyHolm

Comments

JourneyHolm (author) on April 05, 2017:

Debangee, thank you for your comment and review! I really enjoy writing "spine-chilling" and semi-gruesome poetry such as this. Take care!

JourneyHolm (author) on April 05, 2017:

Jodah, thanks for checking out my poem. I'll be sure to read yours. My goal is to give kids a bit of a fright, but not scare them too much. I hope some day, I can put together a book of semi-scary poems sure to entertain these youngsters. Take care!

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 04, 2017:

I love Halloween poems, and this one was a lot of scary fun, Luke. Kids would love it. I usually write one for Halloween and so far have written "House on the Hill" and "Mirror Mirror" as hubs. Good job.

DEBANGEE MANDAL from India on April 03, 2017:

Very spine chilling and captivating description of the witch .Quite similar to my poem the spirit returns. I loved reading it. Well done! Keep it up!