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The Witch's Spell
by Mary Ellen Quire
Sunday, October 24, 2004
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Amber eyes and scary tale

A book held tightly in hand

A talonís grip will prevail

As hours pass in the sand


And from the cauldron, greenish mist billows

For one moment, an ancient heart falters

Adding the nose of two armadillos

The incantation song and life alters


Stirring mix with wicked hope

The amber eyes burn to red

A stagger turns to a lope

As the heartbeat starts to thread


Within the sickly mist, a form stands firm

Inhaling deeply the remnants of life

Though the lesser beings begin to squirm

Her determination cuts like a knife


Much more than what was before

One lone soul left to bestow

A night riddled with folklore

Feeds the empowering blow


An existence filled with normal living

Can make one forget all thatís really there

A spell that requires the art of giving

Songs of lost trick-or-treaters in the air










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Reviewed by Little Miss Aki 10/9/2006
Amazing work, quite bewitching.

~Lady Akania
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 10/9/2006
What a spell? The poem put me in a spell of its own. Great poem. Victor
Reviewed by L. Figgins 3/27/2005
Didn't everyone know a "mean old lady witch" in their neighborhood during their childhood? This write feeds that lurking phantom in our psyches! The language is superb in this fine and disquieting write!
Reviewed by Robin Ouzman Hislop 3/25/2005
all the elements of the genre seem present quite enchanting
Reviewed by Patrick McCormick 3/20/2005
Very haunting images invade the mind. Very well written. I will have to remember it next Halloween
Reviewed by Dale Clark 1/21/2005
Outstanding piece. Haunting spell.
Reviewed by Henry Lefevre 1/10/2005
May I never find that witch
Nor have that witch find me.
Halloween is now long past
But I still have the urge to flee
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 12/28/2004
~Exceptionally done`*
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 12/24/2004
This is too frightful and scarey, I can see this one in a haunted house ride like in the rides at Disneyland or just a haunted house like at the amusement parks. This is Terrific!
Thank You.
The Best of Life's offerings to you and your family always,
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 11/19/2004

Fantastic imagery - a very-well crafted, haunting write ... greatly enjoyed!!

Reviewed by SilverCeltic Moon 11/19/2004
Wonderful poem! It captured Halloween's atmosphere perfectly. ;) Silver
Reviewed by William Bonilla 10/31/2004
an outstanding piece
well written

William ....pecae
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/30/2004
Most creative and ŗ propos for Halloween. Thank you, Mary. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 10/25/2004
Kids will love this one, I do
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 10/25/2004
Very creative, great write!
Reviewed by Chanti Niven 10/24/2004
A great Halloween poem. Very creative.
Reviewed by John Banasiewicz Jr 10/24/2004
Ok I could feel this brew being made. Nice Halloween write here.
Reviewed by A PAX 10/24/2004
ohhhhhhhhh my!!!
Maybe I will keep my kid home on Halloween!!!
Having second thoughts now after reading your words!
lol......well done
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 10/24/2004
Excellently chilling! This was wonderful


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