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Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Horror/Scary · #2202409
Sitting out Halloween Eve, should have stayed inside....
Tonight is All Hallows’ Eve,
A very dark, dreary night.
The clouds begin breaking
Showing the moons eerie light.

Now, the children are sleeping,
Tucked snuggly into their beds
But they’re tossing and turning
As spirits roam through their heads.

I’m relaxing on the patio
With my coffee clutched tight.
I hear through the screen door
The clock chiming midnight.

“I should go back inside now
it’s late; past time for bed.”
But, before I can get up,
I see the moon turn blood red.

Then, out of the shadows,
Three corpses draw near!
I want to flee from them
But I’m frozen with fear.

The closest one screeches,
Spewing maggots and puss,
“You should not be out here,
this night is for us!”

“Go back with the living
and forget what you see,
or by the next Hallows’ Eve
your corpse will wander with me!”

My fear has released me.
I run quickly inside.
Straight to my bedroom,
Under the blankets I hide!

Now, the children are sleeping,
Their nightmares have past,
But the nightmare I witnessed
holds me tight in its grasp.
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