Trick or Treat?

witchy poo cartooned

I spy a bowl of candy,

It lures me up the stairs,

     I feel the goosebumps dot my skin,

                   as I near the witches’ lair.

What secrets do they harbor?

What evil brews inside?

Should I grab the candy,

or should I run and hide?

My arms feel like cannon balls,

my feet feel like lead,

If I take the candy,

will I end up dead?

I take a step backwards,

the door opens wide,

and a gnarled, claw-like hand

beckons me inside!

Before I know what’s happening,

I’m running down the street,

‘Cuz, the last thing I plan to be,

 is the witch’s treat!

copyright 2017 Deanie Roman
Witchy-Poo Ceramics by Anita S. Romagnoli

Beware the Witch

the-witch-moon

The harvest moon obscures the night, when All Hallow’s Eve is Nigh.

Beware the witch as she takes flight, a shadow in the sky.

She seeks the souls of the young, currying favor with her Master.

The promise of fear, blood and tears propels her gnarled broom faster.

Bar the door!

Draw the shades!

Gather your children near!

Or, be the one to bear witness, when the witch appears.

copyright 2017 Deanie Roman