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One Night A Year

October 26, 2011
By NightGoddess17 PLATINUM, New City, New York
NightGoddess17 PLATINUM, New City, New York
34 articles 0 photos 63 comments

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

The author's comments:
My first submission to this website! In case you didn't see it in the poem, this is about Halloween and I hope you like it!

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This article has 6 comments.

on Jan. 13 2012 at 10:02 am
RedFeather GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Prose is like walking but poetry is like dancing.
—Paul Valery, poet (1871 - 1945)

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.

on Dec. 26 2011 at 7:40 pm
ToraToriTora PLATINUM, Gilbert, Arizona
21 articles 12 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
-Albert Einstein

Great work, I love it! :) The diction is fabulous

on Dec. 22 2011 at 6:07 pm
Goddess PLATINUM, Connellsville, Pennsylvania
27 articles 0 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.”

nice work. i love it.

cookiegirl said...
on Dec. 21 2011 at 8:36 am
Nice poem. The imagery is amazing:). It's well written.

on Dec. 14 2011 at 7:06 pm
CarrieAnn13 GOLD, Goodsoil, Other
12 articles 10 photos 1646 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." --Douglas Adams

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." --Marcus Aurelius

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.

on Dec. 14 2011 at 6:41 pm
Determinded97 GOLD, New York, New York
10 articles 5 photos 7 comments
great imagery! i could feel a chill :)