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Tuesday, 9 October 2012

ONCE UPON A DREAM; The Witching Hour

The Witching Hour

See the pumpkins grinning on Halloween Night
See the black cat's fur stand up, tail fluffed in fright!
See the bats go flying by and a cloud flit across the moon
Feel the eerie silence descend upon the room
We sit around the table and wait for it to tap
To tell us that a ghost is near; we listen for his rap...

Rat-a-tat-tat!  "Is there anybody there?"
Was that a ghostly footstep upon a creaking stair?
Rat-a-tat-tat!  "Is somebody here?"
Hearts beating loudly, breath held in fear.
We watch the fire burning low
Scrying pictures as the embers glow.

Then we gather round the hearth to hear a spooky tale
Was that keening just the wind or a banshee's wail?
Was that a Shade that passed me by?
Or just a trick played by the eye?
Anything can happen - and we are ready for a fright
For it is the Witching Hour on Halloween Night!

By Marie Bruce

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