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!

More Clip-on Earrings

Seasonal Clip-ons

Today my husband and I grabbed our passports and crossed over the bridge from Johnstown, Ontario to Ogdensburg, New York.  I was on a mission to find a dress pattern for an 1812 costume and findings for more clip-on earrings.   My husband wanted to fill up our gas tank.  We headed first to the Joanne store where I was thrilled to discover the very things I was looking for and more.  I bought up all the remaining packages of clip-on backs.  I was looking for the silvery kind, but only found one package of them.  The rest were gold coloured.  Then I pored over the buttons and found a bag of pumpkins, two bags of Christmas buttons, a card of two Santa head buttons, some shamrocks and a pretty pair of violet flowers I couldn’t resist.  I would have liked to fill up my basket, because there were some cute daisy buttons, some pansies, a bag of snowflakes and one of cute ghosts.  As it was, I managed to find a white paint pen that I needed too.  The dress pattern took a bit longer but it was in the Burda pattern book as a “Josephine” gown (otherwise known as Regency).  I didn’t need material, because I am planning to use an old sheet set  that has been sitting in my linen closet.  I will post a picture of it when it is finished.

As soon as I got home, I took out my wire cutters and took the loops off the backs of the buttons.  Then I heated up my glue gun and went to work making my earrings.  The ones pictured above are the result.  I am very pleased with how they turned out and can’t wait to wear my pumpkins for Thanksgiving (Oct. 8 here in Canada) and for Halloween.