Monday, October 18, 2021

Vampires are the Undead


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A vampire's hunger

is gnawing and deep

are you ready to grasp

a life undead

immortal you'd be

not of this coil

but dead and cold

decaying inside

as you hunger and crave,

 the warmth of life's blood

from an innocent babe

someone you love,

take all you want

get death in return

your life you've forfeit,

for the mantle of doom.

So which would you choose?

This trick or this treat

on this most 

dark and deadly

Halloween fête?

Yolanda Renée (C) 2021


Thursday, October 14, 2021

It's the Witch's Night


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Their cackles will raise your hackles

called laughter

but isn't funny

goosebumps and chills

such a haunting sound

reminds all that

the devil's evil abounds

and her appearance

is so out of sorts

her green skin and brown warts

an ugly sight

scraggly hair, missing teeth,

red bulging eyes,

doesn't lend confidence

not this Halloween night

don't point or draw attention

for her cruse may be real

if you catch her watching

she's sizing you up

it might seem like fun

but it's masquerade night

and those in costume

are the ones hiding

but the witch

is locked onto you

and only morning will tell

for it's dawn when you'll know

if her curse worked well

for you'll be alive

and not floating face down in the well.

Yolanda Renée (C) 2021


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Monday, October 11, 2021

A Date on Halloween


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A Date on Halloween

 A walk in the woods

my date insists

to a dilapidated home

why not roam.

 Once inside,

the temperature changes

a cold spot

to warn of the dangers

 Upstairs a silvery-white apparition

with no definition

my date laughs

and I join in.

 A door slams

I jump in shock

then a chair rocks

and I grab his hand.

 Ice dances

up my spine

but his

touch gives me hope.

Can they hurt us?

No, we'll be fine, he blurts.

Then a blood-curdling scream

roots me to the scene.

 Too scared to move

what does it mean?

I ask my date.

but he's nowhere in sight.

 I shiver in sheer fright

too scared to turn

beyond frightened to learn

who it is

that's holding my hand

this Halloween fright.

 Yolanda Renée  (C) 2021


Thursday, October 7, 2021

Dancing Bones the Devil's Delight


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Dancing Bones

See that beautiful girl

at one time,

she was all mine

but I held on too tight

we got in a fight

now my bones

are all that's left of me

while my girl sings,

and dances, she laughs

and buys pretty things

for my bones hang 

high from a tree

I meant to kill her

and bury her deep

but she made a deal with the devil

and now I'm the one to dance and weep

she got a new life

and a new love

and each October

when the clock tolls midnight

I dance to her laughter

and the devils

sheer delight

for with the murderer

turned victim

the beast now has

two new souls

added to his account

this Halloween night.

 Yolanda Renée  (C) 2021



Monday, October 4, 2021

What'd You Decide?


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Will you Scream for Halloween?

Ghouls and goblins

ghosts and haunted inns,

vampires and werewolves,

Frankenstein or Clementine

take your pick

it's trick or treats time

a chance to pretend

to dress up

a chance to come out

and be who you really are

eat candy or Candy

your choice

your predilection

in October,

we're all on a mission

so, enjoy your haunt

masquerade party

or kill

Octobers the month

for many a thrill.

 Yolanda Renée  (C) 2021


The time has arrived

for a

Friday, October 1, 2021

It's Time to Decide!


 Photo by Andreas Avgousti on Unsplash

What do you do? 


Screams heard on Halloween

an expression




immediate fear

do you take quick action

ignore the warning

just close your ears

or go to the aid

maybe sit, too afraid

that danger will take you

as its toll, if you

answer the call

or ignore it all

act at your own risk

it's Halloween

and that's the twist!

 Yolanda Renée  (C) 2021



Don't forget...

The Scream

Thursday, September 30, 2021

A Zombie Dance


Photo by Alonso Reyes on Unsplash

Zombie Dance

The dead walk the Earth

Halloween night

ghouls and zombies,

all corpses,

invited to delight

for nothing frightens

more than a

dead dance party

dangling skin

open wounds,

empty eye sockets,

blood and gore

come on

must we say more

dance, they all do

but only after

making a meal of you!

Yolanda Renée  (C) 2021


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