Spooky Poems


© 2011 Mollie Pearce McKibbon


Ghosts and goblins at my door,

Ravens quoting, “Never more,”

Creatures big and creatures small,

Some who’ve barely learned to crawl,

Armed with bags and pillow cases,

Grinning pumpkins, scary faces.

Somewhere from around my feet

Comes the chorus – “Trick or treat!”

On Hallowe’en Night

© 2012  Mollie Pearce McKibbon

cat silohuettes

The cats on the fence are yowling,

Distant coyotes are howling,

Ghosties and goblins are prowling

On Hallowe’en night!


Bats through the trees are winging,

Bell Tower ropes are swinging,

Tots to their mothers are clinging,

On Hallowe’en night!


Dry leaves across roads go skittering,

And candy wrappers are littering,

As trick or treaters go flittering,

On Hallowe’en night!


Blackened tree branches are creaking,

The wind round corners is shrieking,

Teenagers go hide and seeking,

On Hallowe’en night!


Pumpkins alight are dimming,

Spiders their webs are spinning,

The onrush of treaters is thinning,

On  Hallowe’en night!

By mpmckibbon

I am a pastor/writer/illustrator and I am a happily married grandmother. My passions are drawing, painting, writing and making crafts. I write, edit and publish a magazine for hospice patients, and residents of retirement homes and nursing homes.

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