Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

This poem has a surprising ending...Enjoy!

An October Night
by Charles Audette

The wind whispers
A wary warning
There was plenty, still
Early this morning

These primal urges
Are hard to fight
An unholy diet
A dark appetite

The pavement scrapes
With scuttling leaves
I'll pull the drapes
And hope to deceive

The moon suffocates
In ominous clouds
Shut off the lights
Heartbeats too loud

Then the neighbor's gate creaks
But it's not the wind
That seeks to feast
On fearing humans

Red brake lights
A car crawls by slow
The shadowy shapes
On my dark doorstep know

That the empty window
Of my house lies.
The horrible truth
Hides deep inside

Everything tonight
Could have been just dandy
But now the demons have wrath -
Cause I ate all the candy!


The Trousered Ape said...



astraughnomer said...

hahaha this is GREAT!!!! :) i didn't eat ALL our candy, but i ate way too much....probably the reason for all the exclamation points and capital letters.....


D.L. White said...