One Night A Year

October 26, 2011
They wake up from eternal rest
To find the world we currently hold
They dress like us, they talk like us
They walk among us as equals
For one night, they can be themselves
Slimy, creepy, evil, bloody
Some may even take your body
Or your friend’s or your brother’s
Who is safe? No one is
Bones will rattle, blood will shed
On this one night, they wait for all year
Is it really all fun and games? No
People will get hurt if you are not careful
On this hallowed night called Halloween

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RedFeather said...
Jan. 13, 2012 at 10:02 am
Dark and creepy. i love it! Keep up the great work, and maybe you could check out some of my work sometime? Opinions and comments would be appriciated.
ToraToriTora This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 26, 2011 at 7:40 pm
Great work, I love it! :) The diction is fabulous
cookiegirl said...
Dec. 21, 2011 at 8:36 am
Nice poem. The imagery is amazing:). It's well written.
Goddess replied...
Dec. 22, 2011 at 6:07 pm
nice work. i love it.
CarrieAnn13 said...
Dec. 14, 2011 at 7:06 pm
I agree with Determined97.  This poem has great imagery!  I love the consistent capitalization and line length as well as the punctuation.  Excellent work!  I really had no criticism.
Determinded97 said...
Dec. 14, 2011 at 6:41 pm
great imagery! i could feel a chill :)
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