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  • Writer's pictureMichelle S. Kennedy

Susanna Leonard Hill's 13th Annual Halloweensie Poetry Contest 2023!

Many thanks to Susanna Leonard Hill for hosting this creative 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!

MUST USE THE FOLLOWING WORDS (or a variation of each): Superstitious, Frightens, Werewolf

Here is my entry:


By Michelle S. Kennedy

While cloaked in fur with fangs and claws,

as moon hangs ever near…

In woods aglow, a creature stirs,

of superstitious fear…

By day, he is a gentleman.

By dark, he is—The Beast.

The transformation frightens him!

Foreboding is increased.

Each Halloween, his woeful cries

impersonate a ‘BOOOOOOOO.’

The woeful wail? A tortured sound:


But soon he’ll dread the nightfall when,

the moon will twist his form,

with howls that shriek from deep within,

like thunder, from a storm.

Although he’ll pray, “No Halloween!”

for Werewolf, it’s in vain.

The vexing moon will beckon him…

to something inhumane.

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