Saturday, November 5, 2011

Poem Of The Week - Halloween Special

Welcome back to Gooseberry Garden!With fall now and winter around the corner, we got lots of celebrations and festivals and Halloween being one.Hope you had a eerie and fun Halloween.The poetry picnic had many amazing Halloween poems and the one below is another creepy one.A poem by Shail  Rahuvansi from Muse,Verse n you, she has written the poem as eerie as possible.I loved the way she ended the poem " Whose Halloween is it anyway?Mine or Theirs?" ..hehe..yes,sometimes we wonder how true these lines are at spooky nights :)

Whose Halloween Is It Anyway? -by Shail Raghuvansi

Many a night
when I try hard to sleep,

Howling dogs
prey on my hidden insecurities....
Hooting owls
send me eerie messages
of forthcoming misfortune....
Blind bats
rush past me
to feed on the blood of god forsaken creatures...

During the day
when I feel free as a lark
scary scarecrows in green fields
stare at me smugly....
Black cats
send shivers down my spine
as they circle around me and mew mockingly....

Day and Night -
I am caught in the tentacles of time.
Each trying to wickedly overtake the other,
playing a dangerous game
of fun and fear
drowning all my arrogant assumptions
of my supposedly dominating presence.

Making me wonder..
Whose Halloween is it anyway?
Mine or Theirs?

About Me:

I am Umamaheswari Anandane ,the owner of Inside My Poem Book and Perpetual Mind , feels honored to be a part of the Jingle poetry reading and selecting poems from amazing writers everywhere.


Lets encourage each other and grow together !

By Uma @ ( 


Jingle Poetry said...

a beautiful choice, Uma, smiles.

loved her entry.


The Gooseberry Garden said...

Happy for here.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

So very nice and lovely to be chosen for the poem of the week. How generous of you. And thank you all for the support....