Carrion Conundrum

The old, abandon house
A weather-aged timepiece
Settled upon my eye's periphery.

Leaves dressed in ceremony
Sounded the night with attitude
Beneath a hallowed moon.

Curiosity stepped me closer,
Closer still,
To the front porch
Where I saw a large, engraved stone.

Wearing cold night air
On chill bumped arms
I wrapped myself in Halloween fear.

My trembled hand
Approached the red-eyed
Jack-o-lantern until
It rested upon the upraised lid.

Three crows surged
With flight and stalling stare
Into afterlife's oblivion.

1 comment:

Naquillity said...

paisley said...

excellent,, and refreshing i must say after all of the death i have been reliving here tonight.....

an excellent halloween tribute,, and a beautiful piece as well...

Friday, October 26, 2007
Anonymous Christine said...

A great treat for Halloween- spooky crows and Jack-o-lanterns. I felt like I was walking in the narrator's steps. A delightful poem.

Friday, October 26, 2007
Blogger actonbell said...

...afterlife's oblivion! This is perfectly spooky,a wonderful Halloween poem.

Saturday, October 27, 2007
Blogger TC said...

I wrapped myself in Halloween fear.

LOVE that line. So perfect. It's one of the best things about Halloween!

Monday, October 29, 2007
Blogger tumblewords said...

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Blogger Jo said...

Oh I loved this......very well done, you! Glad I stopped by today!

Looking forward to your next five.

July 4, 2008 at 11:43 AM