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Broomsticks
by Sherry Gail Heim

Sunday, October 30, 2011
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Broomsticks
 
She was a wicked witch
Upon her broom
As evil as evil can be
She sailed the skies
Each Halloween
Across deserts and restless sea
 
An old black Cauldron
She kept tucked safe
Behind her potting shed
Hidden ‘neath
Her magic herbs
Where the field mice made their bed
 
She’d make a fire
With old rosewood
From where flowers
Used to grow
Through swirling smoke
And licking flames, you could see the embers glow
 
 Her potion strong
She casts her spell
And calls the spirits in
Her final deed
To seal the feat
She adds a hair plucked from her chin
 
Once spirits flocked
And orders set
They head out for the fright
They’ll steal the souls
From little ones
On the streets this Hallows Night
 
Ghosts hide in shadows
And behind trees
Wolf howls stir up a fright
Mummies snatch kids
To take their treats
And make them zombies for the night
 
Halloween, O’ Halloween
It’s a night when
Fear takes charge
Ghouls steal your breath
The black cat wails
And evil reigns at large
 
Sherry Gail Heim
October 30, 2011
Copyright © Sherry Gail Heim 2011
 

 

 

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Reviewed by Valerie Caramella 6/4/2012
Hi Sherry. The title "Broomsticks" caught my eye. After reading this poem, it put me in the mood for Halloween. Great write. : )
~Valerie~
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 1/4/2012
Originally that is why people dressed up as witches or ghost, ghouls, werewolves, mummies and such, The real monsters wouldn't catch them. People centuries ago were very superstitious. You have written this one well sis, thank you for sharing.

May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love and who love you, and be with you always and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 12/6/2011
An awesome write which I loved reading!
Hugs from
kay
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/26/2011
This is so well done, Sherry. I love the flow enhanced by the rhyme and rhythm. Thank you for sharing this Halloween treat. Love and best wishes to you,

Regis
Reviewed by baz busbe 11/13/2011
Oooh very scary, well done. God bless. Baz
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/4/2011
Fantastic halloween combo poem and pick, Sherry! So good to see you posting!nobody does these better;-)

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by RWE SAYS BYE 11/2/2011
wizardly wonders will howl, but seldom as well as this witchy ode
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 11/2/2011
Totally love that picture's caption - a classic! Has a picture-book quality to it, Sherry, that, for me, takes the horror out of Halloween and replaces it with something altogether more palatable (in the blood, gore and terror stakes!) Reminds me to check my face in the mirror this evening...! :)) xx
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/31/2011
You gave me cold chills down my back tonight...well done.
fee
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 10/31/2011
I skeered...:-( e
Reviewed by pat medlin 10/31/2011
a perfect halloween tale
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/31/2011
Quite a Tale, Sherry. Enjoyed very much, and Happy Howloween to you.
Reviewed by jude forese 10/30/2011
your poem has certainly cast a spell over me, by capturing my imagination with your magical words disguised as whimsical broomsticks ... ...
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 10/30/2011
lol. Wonderful Halloween tale. Love it. Liz
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 10/30/2011
Sherry, first it's so good to read a poem penned by you, it's been far too long, and secondly, I just love this spooky tale...You caption with your photo is priceless!!!!!

Much peace, love and light, and Happy Halloween!
Amber (Namaste)
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 10/30/2011
A howling good write. Your picture reminds me of the scariest witches I ever saw–those in the Wizard of Oz. My brother's wife, is still a good looker at 70, dressed up for a witch picture with her granddaughter last week. Except for some green coloring for her skin, she doesn't need any makeup to look the part.

Ron
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 10/30/2011
I guess it was RED BOOTS....lol!!

Happy Halloween!!

Love Tinka



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