This week’s dVerse Poetics has us writing ghostly tales, but with a comedic twist. Such fun! It is very windy here on the coast tonight, and according to the weather forecast, worse is to come tomorrow evening – so my offering has picked up on that, as you will see!
I hope you enjoy it – and please visit dVerse to read all of the other creations!
– Denied –
The winds they howl and moan tonight They say they’ll bring the folks a fright Tear down trees and windows break The gales will keep us all awake
‘Tis Halloween, the ghosts and ghouls Should roam the earth and steal our souls But the weather has them beat And whipped them all from off their feet
They’re wrapped around the chimney stacks Caught in trees, trapped in shacks The wind has sucked away their cries And turned them dumb, to their surprise
They clench their fists and gnash their teeth Their tortured souls find no release The one night of the year for fun Has left our ghastly ghostlies glum
Frustrated in their scary games They feel let down, a sense of shame That dawn is almost on their heels And not a scream has been revealed
From the throats of human prey The winds have stolen fear away The storm dies down, the daylight looms The scary fiends are bathed in gloom
‘Twas Halloween, a terrible night For ghosts that die to cause a fright Mother Nature upped her game The ghouls were silenced – what a shame!
34 thoughts on “Denied – dVerse Poetics (Halloween version)”
Oh! Now I feel sorry about those monsters. How weather can ruin all the fun… A lovely write! 🙂
Poor ghastly things… I’m glad you enjoyed it! 🙂
aww….poor little ghouls and ghosties….run inside by the howling winds…
it should be howling winds on halloween….to make the trees scratch limbs
and make all things more scary…
Oh I agree, howling winds are perfect for Halloween – I like a good dose of old-fashioned fright!
OH wonderful! a very unique perspective
Thank you, Morgan!
Ghoulishly GREAT write! LOVE it! We’ve had winds like that – take your breath away. Never thought of how it affected the haunts before. Totally cool.
Thank you, Shanyn 🙂 I hadn’t thought about it either – clearly the weather was my inspiration!
What a shame indeed ~ Everyone was waiting for their thrilling screams ~ A good turnabout story here ~ Enjoyed ~
Thank you Grace – I’m glad you enjoyed it!
This was a fun story!
What a great read, love the last stanza. There’s no match for mother nature.
Thank you, Kathryn. No, she’s a tough cookie!
Aw, how clever! Loved the story in this. And the headline on November 1st reads: Ghost & Ghouls: 0, Mother Nature: Won!! Well penned!
Great headline! 🙂 Thank you, Ginny.
Their weather forecasters are, apparently, about as accurate as ours!
Yes, it seems that there is no respite on ‘the other side’ from the curse of the weather forecast! 🙂
ah those poor creatures…how the wind spoils all their fun…. i feel a bit sad for them…smiles…cool take on the prompt…
Yes, such a shame! Thank you, Claudia! 🙂
Freya, this is absolutely brilliant! The weather has been pretty changeable here in Aachen, too – so far, the weather has been unexpectedly good for October, we haven’t had our share of storms – just lots and lots of rain. The ghoulies might stand a chance if they come here 😛
Thank you, Andra! I’m so pleased you enjoyed it.
Yes, we’ve had warm weather here, but now it’s rather blustery – the waves are coming over the harbour wall at the moment. I think the ghoulish do need to find somewhere like Aachen for the next few days 🙂
You got me feeling sorry for ghastly ghouls and monsters.. great work Freya…
Thank you! Poor ghosties indeed 🙂
Right. *smile* Reality knocks ’em dead. And Christ is He. – Lovely iambs!
poor ghosts, on such an important night for them
I know! It must be like having Christmas cancelled!
The wind can be pretty scary itself. Still, such a disappointment to little ghouls and goblins who can’t go out and frighten the neighborhood. Cool write.
Thank you, Myrna! The wind is certainly doing its best to scare us all here tonight!
Fun read! I would not find it a shame to find teen ghouls thus frustrated on their self-proclaimed Hell–er–Mischief night.
Nor me! I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂
This had me giggling and chuckling all the way-poor ghosts and ghouls!What great imagery!
Thank you – I’m glad you enjoyed the poor ghosts’ misfortune! 🙂