I wanted to share with you the original poem I entered into Aurora Jean Alexander’s annual Halloween contest on her website, Writer’s Treasure Chest It describes the excitement that various characters feel at the approaching spooky holiday. Please take a moment to stop by and check out the other entries
Is it Time? – by Amy Caudill
Plastic skeletons of varied size,
Pumpkins of sundry hue, with permanent artificial grins
And lights in their eyes,
Rubber bats on string and flocked ravens perching,
Tinsel cats and wired-sheeted ghosts all implore-
Is it time to come out and play?
Little monsters of every style,
Fairy princesses bedecked in their finest and pirates
When I sat down to decide on a topic for this week’s post, I naturally considered the holiday that we in the U.S., as well as several other countries, will celebrate tomorrow, Valentine’s Day. I considered discussing famous pairings from TV or movies, or famous lines from romantic movies, but in the end I decided to do something a little more original.
I blame the craziness surrounding me right now; I’m making plans for my daughter’s college graduation (!) and we’re getting the house in shape to receive out-of-state relatives. On top of that, my husband’s on a business trip this week , and won’t be home until after Valentine’s. I decided to work out my stress by putting pen to paper, and this was the result.
I don’t share original prose on this site very often, and this is the first piece of poetry I’ve written in years. I will admit to being inspired by a book I just finished by my friend Christy Birmingham. See a link to my review of Versions of the Selfhere.