Saturday, October 30, 2021

Dracula Has the Final Say!


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A debonair man

handsome and sure,

he'll tantalize and tease

ready to please.


A sweet fair maiden,

lovely and pure

dressed to the nines,

but oh so demure.


Dracula knows

how to put her at ease

dance close, make her laugh

bow low, his manners

offer no reproach.


In secret whispers,

a tryst, he'll propose

his love,

though new

he'll swear, is true.


As the bell of the ball

you blush and protest

but tonight is special and

you've planned no regrets.


The clock tolls midnight

the party is over

what's wrong with a walk

 and one kiss

especially under the moon's shadow.


But my dear, once is enough

don't fall for his bluff

for this dangerous man

will suck you dry.


Of blood so pure

his life, you'll assure

but dear, then you'll die

a virgin

on Halloween night!

Yolanda Renée  (C) 2021


Happy Halloween!

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021


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Sultry Lady

So sexy and sure

make-up perfect

costume comely,

she smiles and whispers

come see me sometime

you're flattered

quite taken

and ready for more

off you fly

with her by your side

a lover's tryst,

meant to end the night

now the succubus

has you

and you won't escape

her evil clutches,

until the end of your date

so say farewell

because that first kiss

will be your last

she'll drain you of life

suck it all out

you won't even

be able to shout

a last memory of fun

isn't that what 

a Halloween party 

is all about?

Yolanda Renée  (C) 2021



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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Poorly Sewn!


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There's a monster poorly sewn

Frankenstein, not a clone

put together from death

no need for breath

different parts and pieces

with lots of creases,

a weirdly shaped head

a body too huge

and a neck

where bones protrude

was his blood stewed

where did he

come from

some body-mart

an alien planet or garbage dump,

he grunts his words

but seeks

softness and warmth

poor, misunderstood creature

hounded by people with

even worse features

pitchforks and torches

under a full moon

they scream and chant

burn, burn, burn

will they achieve such a gruesome task

or has nature got plans 

for this poorly made mass.

Yolanda Renée  (C) 2021


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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

WEP - The Scream


Lucky 13

The day I turned thirteen

I discovered a witch's abode

hidden deep in the woods

abandoned under the overgrowth,

a little hut, just an old shack

but finding a door

a warm fire and more

it was a blessing for a young girl

needing rescue

I found an old book

and gave it a look

opened the page and

read the oddest verse,

I laughed at the absurdity

but read with intent

"simply voice these words

and see your wish true"

the years passed

memories faded

until one night

his love turned cruel

his abuse grew

I didn't know what to do

on Halloween night,

it came to a head

he laughed himself silly

as he threatened to kill me

I fell to my knees

and said with hands folded,

those silly words,

I'd once read

in that magic book

forgive me, dear, 

no menace intended

I only wish

that you are blessed

with your own intent,

he laughed again

and raised the knife

the walls shook, 

and the floors clattered

then with a torrent

came hundreds of creatures abhorrent,

a foot in length, 

with multiple legs

they moved with intent

toward the threat

he screamed bloody murder

and tried to fight

but they covered him fully

then in a wisp of white vapor,

he and they 

were all gone

and to this day

I've heard not a word

my bruises have healed

and my heart too

that shack in the woods

is now my home

            The Magic Den

is where I cast spells,

and grant wishes

 my new stock in trade

so if you need aid,

 don't be afraid

just open the book

    the right spell will appear

       for the dark arts know

          the one you fear!


Tagline: 13 can be a very lucky number.

Yolanda Renée (C) 2021


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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


and WEP Challenge!

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


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