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  • Writer's pictureMichelle S. Kennedy

Fall Writing Frenzy Poetry Contest 2021!

Many thanks to Lydia Lukidis, Kaitlyn Sanchez and Ameerah Holliday for hosting this year's contest and to all the fabulous prize donators!

NOTE: To comment on my entry please scroll ALL THE WAY DOWN to the bottom of the page and you'll see the comment section below where it says 'recent posts'. Thanks!

Image #13 Post Cover Image: Halloween: Credit- Ehud Neuhaus / Unsplash

Here is my entry: (If this looks familiar, it's because it's a modified version of a poem I submitted in the 2021 Madness Poetry Contest)

Thud! Thud! THUD! IN THE CELLAR! (WC 193) by Michelle S. Kennedy

I'm lying under covers and all prepared to sleep— when suddenly, I hear a "Thud!" as I am counting sheep.

Out from cozy blankets, I creep across my floor. With listening ears, I hide my fears, while opening the door.

Now squinting in the darkness, cobwebs tangle 'tween my toes. Is this a trick? I'm feeling sick as dread inside me grows.

"Thud! THUD!" It's getting louder. I tiptoe in slow motion... What I really need right now is courage in a potion!

I grab my bat, trip on my cat and tumble down the stairs. Halloween is full-on now— It's caught me unawares!

From the darkness, "Thud! Thud! THUD!" The pounding seems to last. Dare I peek, or should I speak? I have to think— and fast!

I step inside the cellar, afraid this can't be good. Though scared to death, I hold my breath (as anybody would.)

I slowly flick the light switch on and then I laugh out loud. "BOO!" they giggle with delight. I stand amongst a crowd.

"Happy Halloween!" they shriek. And "Happy Birthday too!" "We couldn't let you sleep without a prank from us to you!"

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