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Frightful Night

I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida with my wonderful cat Sid.


The witch with a switch

rose up on her broomstick

a silhouette of dread

in the pale moonlight.

A werewolf’s howl close by

and spooks fill the sky.

then the Count

Dracula himself arose

with a blood red leer

so frightening, so alarming

with hearts a pounding

the night of Halloween

The witch’s cackle

sounded dark and eerie

over a moonlit cemetery.

It’s Halloween the night of fright

and weird delight!

The skeletons dance

and we all fall into a trance.

Oh! The romance of the unknown

and the werewolf with a snarl

like a fool, began to drool

and in great glee

did cry out

Happy Halloween

to one and all

and a night of frightful delight!

© 2018 Gypsy Rose Lee


Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 12, 2018:

Thank you, Ann. Love Halloween.

Ann Carr from SW England on December 12, 2018:

Great poem for Hallowe'en!


Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on November 08, 2018:

You're welcome, Mark.

Thank you, Nell. This year just stayed at home watching Halloween movies.

Nell Rose from England on November 02, 2018:

That was cool! lol! hope you had a great Halloween!

Mark Tulin from Ventura, California on November 02, 2018:

Thanks, for that wonderful Halloween scare.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on November 02, 2018:

Thank you for your comments Bill, Cris, and Shauna hope you had a Happy Halloween. The one holiday I had really missed. Unfortunately, no reason anymore to dress up but I am getting my spirit back. I think next year I will dress up as a witch and walk the streets just for fun.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on October 31, 2018:

Happy Halloween, Rasma!

CrisSp from Sky Is The Limit Adventure on October 30, 2018:

Happy Halloween indeed as I fall into a trance!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 30, 2018:

And a Happy Halloween to you as well, Rasma!

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