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My Halloween Costume Dilemma

Lorna is a published writer with a particular interest in narrative poetry, which she finds therapeutic.

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As magical Halloween beckons

Witches and ghosts fill my dreams

Lifting the veil between our worlds

When nothing is quite what it seems


I decided to make my costume

For the annual Halloween event

I had planned the perfect witch’s dress

My labour would be well spent


The witching hour was approaching

My time was fast running out

With stitches crooked and wonky

I really had my doubts


Looking nothing like the dress I’d planned

It was misshapen, ugly and bare

In all my pent-up frustration

I threw it on top of the chair


I climbed into bed for a well-earned rest

And as sleep gave way to my dreams

A latent ghost was sewing my dress

By the light of some shadowy beams


My witch’s hat was beautifully formed

By a one-eyed black cat called Raven

A vampire slept in quiet repose

Quite at home in my bedroom haven


I woke to a night of remembrance

Filled with dread and wretched despair

But what met my gaze was the perfect costume

Draped magically over the chair


The Halloween party was in full swing

The band played a ghoulish tune

I toasted the spirits of Halloween

As we danced around the moon

© 2019 Lorna Lamon

Comments

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 01, 2020:

Thank you Peggy - I had fun writing this one and yes Cinderella does come to mind when reading it. Take care.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 01, 2020:

What a cute and clever poem for Halloween. For some reason it made me think of Cinderella's ball dress being made for her. Haha!

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 26, 2019:

Lovely to see you Devika and thank you for your kind comments. This was a fun poem to write - glad you enjoyed it.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 26, 2019:

Poetry is unique and you certainly know how to put our words together.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 16, 2019:

Thank you for visiting Mihai and your kind comments are appreciated.

mihbrinas on November 16, 2019:

A poem from the soul. Smooth and intriguing feelings. A real joy for a meeting with quality poetry.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 13, 2019:

I enjoyed writing this fun piece and I'm glad you enjoyed it Finnegan. Thanks for visiting.

Fin from Barstow on November 12, 2019:

some eerie magic there....and some dancing. Nice rhythm to the piece.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 02, 2019:

Glad you enjoyed the poem Iqra - I appreciate your kind comments.

Iqra from Pakistan on November 02, 2019:

My Goodness horror and cruelty , madness and eerieness mixed everything so well....

an excellent spooky piece...

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 01, 2019:

Thanks for visiting Cheryl and I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem.

Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on October 31, 2019:

Luv the poem and the Jack O Lanterns

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 30, 2019:

Thank you Abitha - I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem which was fun to write.

Abitha from Chennai, Tamilnadu on October 30, 2019:

Lovely poem, Lorna. So descriptive that it paints a vivid picture in my mind. I loved the one-eyed cat Raven, which adds a nice touch alongside the idea of dancing around the moon.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 17, 2019:

I was hoping to convey a happy cheerful feeling Brenda and I'm glad you liked it. Thank you for your kind comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 17, 2019:

So glad you enjoyed the poem Nithya and thank you for the kind comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 17, 2019:

Thank you for your kind comments Shey - I am a big fan of Tim Burton.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 16, 2019:

This is excellent work. I can picture every detail...even the cat.

It is cheerful and heartwarming.

Great read.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on October 16, 2019:

Magic of Halloween in every line of your poem, enjoyed reading.

Shey Saints from Philippines on October 16, 2019:

What a magical poem this is! It has a Tim Burton feel to it. I love it.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 16, 2019:

Thank you for your kind comments Tiyasha and for visiting.

Tiyasha Maitra from Gurgaon on October 16, 2019:

A very nicely constructed work. It was very pleasant to the ear as I read it out loud.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 16, 2019:

Thank you Denise I'm glad you enjoyed the poem and the ending.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 16, 2019:

I'm glad you enjoyed the poem Nell - it was fun to write.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on October 15, 2019:

What a happy ending for a Halloween message. Cool.

Blessings,

Denise

Nell Rose from England on October 15, 2019:

Yeah! I love it! it's funny how poems pop into our heads like that, it was lovely! Happy Halloween!

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 15, 2019:

I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem Linda and many thanks for commenting.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 15, 2019:

It was a fun poem to write Mary and thank you for your kind comments.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on October 14, 2019:

Your poem tells an interesting and very enjoyable story. I love the magical atmosphere and the description of how the costume was made.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on October 14, 2019:

I love the magical spell in this poem, Lorna. It's great. Good luck.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 14, 2019:

Thanks Jason I'm glad you enjoyed the poem - I had fun writing it. Happy and safe Halloween to you as well.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 14, 2019:

Hi John, I enjoyed writing about this magical event and I'm glad you liked the poem. Thank you for your kind comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 14, 2019:

Thank you Lora I thought I would get into the spirit of things. I appreciate your kind comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 14, 2019:

It's always worth a try Charlie and you just never know. Thank you for your kind comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 14, 2019:

Thank you for visiting Rosina and for your kind comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on October 14, 2019:

I had a lot of fun writing this poem Pamela and I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for your kind comments.

Jason Nicolosi from AZ on October 14, 2019:

Great poem. I like that it almost had Cindrella feel to it, but with a Halloween spin. It was super cute. Good luck with the contest. Have a safe and Happy Halloween.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on October 14, 2019:

This was a wonderfully “woven” poem, Lorna. It tells a great story for Halloween and for the contest. Good luck.

Lora Hollings on October 14, 2019:

A very charming poem that is so appropriate for Halloween, Lorna! I liked the atmosphere you created in your poem and the ending of a ghost that finished her dress was just great. Good luck to you in the contest.

Charlie Halliday from Scotland on October 14, 2019:

Well done Lorna. Liked this one. I will have to throw something on the chair and hope someone makes the grandkids costumes haha.

Rosina S Khan on October 14, 2019:

Wonderful poem with the theme of Halloween, Lorna. Something different yet subtle and aesthetic.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 14, 2019:

I really like your poem and I thought the ending was great. I think you have a good chance of winning an award.