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!