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  • Writer's pictureMichelle S. Kennedy

Susanna Leonard Hill's 8th Annual Halloweensie Contest 2018!

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): Cauldron, Howl, Shiver

Here are my entries:


By Michelle S. Kennedy

Once upon a starry night

when cauldrons heat in flames so bright,

I put my witch’s costume on

and sip on soup until it’s gone.

My hat and broom and cat are neat-

But I just want to trick-or-treat!

It’s cold outside. There is no doubt.

But candy waits and I’m all out!

I grab my coat and cross the lawn.

I’ve got to go before it’s gone.

I hear a howl and get the shivers.

I’ve got to find those candy givers!

I fill my bag with treat delights.

It’s Halloween, my favorite night!


By Michelle S. Kennedy

On Halloween day each year,

the skeletons howl and cheer.

Ready to stalk in the night,

they’re looking to cause a fright.

Who will they taunt?

Up from their graves they arise,

not needing to wear a disguise.

Drinking a cauldron’s brew,

They’re wickedly waiting for you!

How long will they haunt?

The skeletons will not rest,

until they have finished their quest.

Then bones will go in a heap,

ready to go back to sleep.

What else do they want?

If Halloween makes you shiver,

that’s what they aim to deliver!

H-A-L-L-O-W-E-E-N K-I-D-S G-E-T-S C-A-N-D-Y! (WC 65)

By Michelle S. Kennedy


All cauldrons aglow.

Lanterns burn-

Languishing, slow.

Owls shiver.

Werewolf’s first howl.

Eerie-eyed pumpkins,

Emptied and foul.

No one’s serene- It’s Halloween!

Kids are in costumes,

In make-up and masks,

Dashing to houses,

Staying on task!

Grabbing for candy-

Each has a sack;

Trampling quickly,

Scurrying back.

Chocolates galore,

And candy corns too.

Nougats and bubble gum-

Delicious, good goo.

Yay! Halloween! (and) BOO!


By Michelle S. Kennedy

Mad Halloween howls!

Witches shiver in huddles.

The cauldron is cold.

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