Denied – dVerse Poetics (Halloween version)

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)

  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. 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 πŸ˜›

    1. 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 πŸ™‚

  4. 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.

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