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!
It’s time for the weekly challenge from A Dash of Sunny, and this week, she asks us to write on ghosts. I’m very happy about this, since I had been looking back through my blog archives and found a poem I first wrote for dVerse in October 2013, when the prompt was (of course) Hallowe’en related. I remember enjoying writing this at the time – let’s face it, I don’t often reveal my comedic slant (at least not in writing!).
I hope you enjoy it, this sideways look on ghosts. Please do head over to A Dash of Sunny to delve into the other side, courtesy of the creative folks that take part!
11 thoughts on “Denied – A Dash of Sunny”
Whistles!! ❤️💛 Oh my freaking Lord, you have painted quite a scene here Freya! I can actually visualize those ‘winds as they howl and moan’ the ‘gales that keep all awake’ and oh the fact that ‘dawn is almost on their heels and not a scream has been revealed’ its all so vividly delineated. Whatever its origin, a belief in spirits seems to have been common to all the nations of the ancient world who have left us any record of themselves. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support ❤️💛
Lots of love,
You’re welcome – I’m glad you enjoyed it! 😊
I read this out loud and really loved the rhythm and flow – and the story of course – and what a ghoulish picture – super!
I sit here laughing to myself…you have a ‘comedic slant?’….this was a most enjoyable poem Freya flowing so beautifully through Halloween.
It does happen every now and again 😉
Thank you, Michael!
I thought it might…have a great day Freya…
ha…a fun read, specially when “the daylight looms”…yeah for us and booooo for them 🙂
Thank you 🙂
HAHAhahaha….what a wonderful take of All Hallows eve 😀 XXX