Skeletal Remains

Skeletal Remains

A neighbor’s Halloween decorations.

~

all hallows day approaches

celebrating saints and sinners

martyrs fighting for the winners

a sense of dread growing

strange lanterns glowing

offerings of tricks and treats

a shuffling of patron’s seats

as buried skeletons emerge

along with a wailing dirge

rousing all your fears

grown ripe with the years

casting a magic spell

to purge your living hell

~

SpellΒ andΒ Treat are this week’s prompt words for Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Poetry Challenge. Each week Colleen posts two prompt words to be used to create a poem but using synonyms for the two words. I didn’t use synonyms or the suggested poetry forms, maybe I’m under a spell, but offer up my haunted verse in honor of Halloween. If you’d like a lighter take on Halloween, here is a poem I wrote last year called Haunted Spells.

May your muse be happy, your spells loving, and your heart full.

Happy Halloween!

 

 

 

 

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