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"All Hallow's Eve" A warning...

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posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 02:44 PM
Okay, sorry this isn't anything to get excited about, it isn't a 'specific' folk tale - more a narrative of traditional superstitions associated with Halloween....
....told in a poetic form.
I wrote it a couple years ago for a Halloween 'story telling' party at my daughter's school - I put it here, because it isn't actually a "Short Story" so doesn't go in that forum, and there's no forum for 'creative writing' in general...

The title is: "All Hallow's Eve"

- Now, imagine you are one of a small, timid group of villagers - gathered in a tiny, age-old cottage on a shivery cold, storm darkened night. Huddled together in the wavering shadows of a room lit only by the feeble, flickering light of a fire too faint to offer warmth, you wait and then listen, heart quickening, as a withered old woman in a trembly yet deep - creaky yet stern voice begins to speak....

...Now is the night, darkest of dark -
"All Hallow's Eve" the ancient name,
but matters not by what 'tis called,
the fears and frights are all the same.

No pale moonlight, nor stars to shine,
the skies veiled deep in clouds.
And though the wind doth blow fare hard,
it cannot shift the cold, black shrouds.

On this one night, the old folk say,
demons, ghosts, and ghouls roam free
from crypts and places best unspoke,
each Hallows Eve, one night one key.

Unlocked from fell and foul domains,
these evils creep about at will
to steal away with foolish souls,
set hearts aquiver, bones to chill.

Now should you dare to venture out,
speak not of what you may have seen,
reveal the ways of spookish folk...
..............they'll come for you next Halloween-

2010 - C.A.E.K. (aka lostgirl)

Feel free to share elsewhere, but please give credit if you do

edit on 19-10-2014 by lostgirl because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 02:47 PM
cool poem.

A heads up though, I post poems in the Short Stories forum all the time and no one has ever said a thing. you should be fine. Though I do agree completely that the SS forum would be more aptly named "creative writing"

thanks for sharing!

posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 03:10 PM
a reply to: lostgirl

Very Very Kool Writing! I really Like this one!! S+F for You!!!

posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 03:31 PM
I like love it S&F
and with your blessing I would like to re-tell it in my spooky grotto - having a party on All Hallows Eve, the childred need keeping from mischief

posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 04:04 PM
I like All Hallows Eve. I can walk around town without a costume and fit right in. It was better when I had my extremely long canine teeth, but I broke those off long ago.

posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 04:10 PM
Hell yah...Here is the Type O Negative song of the same title..

posted on Oct, 25 2014 @ 02:45 PM
Thank you all for the kind words, so glad you enjoyed it!!

posted on Oct, 28 2014 @ 04:01 AM
Really nice. Haven't heard such good poetry for a long time!

posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 08:15 PM
a reply to: smackdog

Thank you smackdog, that is a very sweet complement!!
edit on 30-10-2014 by lostgirl because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 04:53 PM
I hope no one minds if I just 'bump' this up, since tonight is 'the' night...

edit on 31-10-2014 by lostgirl because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 05:20 PM
Sorry - forgot to say, Happy Halloween everyone!

posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 05:31 PM
a reply to: lostgirl

Happy Halloween!

Love it

posted on Oct, 29 2015 @ 07:12 PM
Thought it would be okay to bump myself, since Halloween is only two nights away...

Can't believe a whole year has passed since I posted this!
Spooky the way time flies these days!

posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 05:08 PM
One last bump since 'tonight's the night'...

Happy Halloween everyone!

posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 01:37 PM
Thought it would be okay to bump my own thread since Halloween is Monday..

Two years now since I originally posted this - yikes!

Sinister, the way time sneaks by these days...

posted on Oct, 31 2018 @ 02:28 PM
Bumping this up since tonight's the night

Wow! Four years since I posted it - eight since I wrote it...

...and time speeds past, slip sliding away ever swifter, stealing years and soaring by ceaslessly swiftly still.

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