Sunday, October 11, 2009

Richard Gozzinia

LOVE MONSTER

Amber eyes glowing lustful
Prosthetic organ stitched on
Transplanted prairie oysters swollen
Synthetic testosterone.
Electrical shock stimulates
Throbbing love muscle.
Frankenstein's bride
Prostrate on slab.
Maniacal reanimated creature
Rises to occasion.

Charles Harmon

MONSTERS OF ENERGY (Tricked Out Treats)

Headlights blazing yellow
Gulping oxygen, puking pollution
Tricked out pimpmobile ride--
Violence Escalades.
Hell, Hell,
The gang's all here.
Drunk, stoned
Driveby Halloween partiers.
"Damn! I just hit
My little brother!"

Nathan Zhao

MONSTERS BORED ON HALLOWEEN

Monsters bored on Halloween
Big ones
Small ones
And every size in between.
They don't want candy
No chocolate
No caramel
No sweets.
What they want is bloody...
THEY WANT MEAT!

Eileen Zhao

THE WITCH IS GREEN

It's Halloween
The witch is green
Scariest thing
I've ever seen
Because she ate
Too many beans
On Halloween
So she turned green
She disappeared
And was found in my dream.

Jessica Joy Reveles

HEAVY FRUIT

our pumpkin
deteriorates:

tendrils turn brown, large lobed
leaves twist, fall away

we wound its weathered skin;
our cantaloupe-colored gourd –
thick rind, edible flesh, many seeds –
lies in a stinking heap.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Karen Greenbaum-Maya

UNTITLED

Harsh air
brings my breath up short.
Candle-roasted pumpkins
or canyon’s burning bushes?
Child-spirits prowling,
or choking, fleeing?
One gasp:
then I know
whose soft dark breath
is near.

Dan Kasten

THE EXCHANGER OF SOULS

Deep inside my storefront cemetery
you scribble your last

will upon my walls

I then grab your most prized possession…
pocketing it

knowing that your soul
won't need it much longer.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Peggy Woodruff

UNTITLED

Yahoo-yuk-yoggy
Little insecure
bored Junior
tugged/moved/pulled
mouth from pumpkin
made it frown, not smile.
"Whyja do that? Little Sweet son!"
"Cause care. Nutton else t'do."
"You're Cutest thing seen
for Halloween."

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Eleanor Higgins

AT MY DOOR

Hannah Montana/Miley Cirus
Buzz Lightyear
Freaky Friday mom/daughter
Snow White, one of the dwarfs
Mickey or a mouse..ka..teer
*Cinderella*
PRINCESS with a diary . . .
Halloween might be s c a r y
Without
W a l t

Eleanor Higgins

WARM FIRE

doorbell rings cheerfully
I grab pumpkin bowl
add Hershey kisses
near the door,
realize I didn't see hear
anyone coming
I unlatch, squeak door open
Knife glints!
I s-c-r-e-a-m
then . . . d a r k n e s s.

Mina V. Kirby

ON ALL-HALLOWS EVE

hideous hobgoblins howl
across abominous apparitions
leering lighted lanterns
lie lasciviously lurking
ominous occult ogres
watch weird werewolves
eerie exorcists emerge
eying evil epitaphs
noxious nightmares nag
only on ten thirty-one

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Michelle Angelini

DEATH SCREAM

on a moonless tonight
through ghostly woods
comes fearful
terrifying wraith
a childhood legend
visits those who hear
her eerie scream
no one is safe
when banshee picks
someone for dying

Sunday, October 4, 2009

CaLokie

KING OF TERROR

Fossil shit from asses
of underground Tyranosaurus Rexes
oozes to plate tectonic top
Then fumes
387
parts per million
CO2 up to atmosphere
Need reduction to
350
or may not survive

Thursday, October 1, 2009

James Gabriel

I, ZOMBIE

images of gangrenous hands
fetid teeth,
my gurgling throat shooting blood
ravenous awakened shamble…
I eat…brains!
juicy flesh from once alive, some still… screaming
animals
people
soft children
tender babies

Katerina Canyon

UNTITLED

I was a black cat prancing
along splintered sidewalks

where masquerade houses pressed
against a fireworks sky.

I missed my costume's irony
as I dashed across streets

before fast moving cars.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bruce Niedt

NICE MASK (a 10-line limerick)

"A Halloween full moon
is neat,"
thought the werewolf,
"I'll go trick-or-treat!
They'll think
it's a mask,
so they won't
even ask--
I'll come home
with a bag full of meat!"

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Luis Campos

HELP!

I'm my own prisoner
inside a
mental dungeon,
guarded by a two-headed monster:
Puke and Vomit.

Please! Let me go
before his sister
Nausea and Diarrhea,
returns from Califartnia.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sample 10-31 poem by moi

SCARY

I was born into this
world in the middle

of a night. All Hallows
Eve, on the ninth floor

of a now closed hospital.
Delivering doctor chuckled

"Here's your little spook."