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Pocket of Dreams

In the midst of the cobweb

there is a pocket of dreams

interpretations of life

trapped in a screen

Thoughts holding a conference

determining what holds power

discussions begin

at the midnight hour

Emotions assist thoughts

as the leaves glide in the wind

colors represent feelings

the veil is thinned

Red representing rage

at things that are unfair

feeling trapped

caught in a snare

Others leaves without color

representing death

is it all over

at the last breath

Yellow leaves

representing life

hope and love

defeating the strife

Morning comes

dew on each thread

sparkling diamonds

there is nothing to dread

Joyful thoughts

rule this day

feeling love

protected by a sun ray

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Halloween in the Forest

Euphoria in the night

regurgitating tales of old

friends gather

in the autumn cold

Hot apple cider with rum

a homemade drink

gnarl in a tree as a tray

toasting as the mugs clink

Lighting sparklers

dancing in the night

a squirrel joining in the fun

causing a fright

Gathered in blankets

ghost stories are told

of devils appearing

with promises of gold

The moon is full

as the revelers make their way home

filled with joy

allowing imaginations to roam

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Cobbler from Halloween Past

Traveling through time

neurons intact

a Halloween long ago

excited to go back

Looking around

in search of a recipe

the cobbler is on the table

aroma is heavenly

Music playing

dancing to the tunes

greeting friends from long ago

reminiscing in each room

Now in the kitchen

filled with remnants of the past

love the oven

made when appliances would last

Cookbook open

recipe printed in bold

easy to read

filled with ingredients of old

Memorizing it all

time to return to the present

citing an incantation

the moon is crescent

In my kitchen

the cobbler sits on the table

warm and comforting

now a Halloween staple

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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The Mortal Combat

A scorch mark on the table

defined the high stakes

the vampire and the mortal

blood or money to take

Eyes in a hypnotic state

winner take all

hands tightly clasp

who will take the fall

A cautionary tale

to anyone willing to take a risk

strength of the mind and body

breathing is brisk

Swaying arms to the left

and then to the right

crowd is tense

at the sight

A moment of silence

vampire is stunned

mortal slams his hand

grabs the money and runs

Grabbing the bottle of red devil

gulping it down

vampire turns into a bat

chasing the mortal through town

Night becomes day

as the sun begins to rise

mortal takes his winnings

and the vampire cries

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Vestige of my Soul

The vestige of my soul

is hidden within a mask

showing joy or sorrow

is too much to ask

Living in the world

unknown to others

blending in without knowing

who are my brothers

Always being watched

freedom is gone

trapped in a matrix

feeling like a pawn

Making a bold choice

to live in the light

show myself

soul getting bright

Reaching out

giving a helping hand

comforting others

across the land

Meditation over

in a beautiful place

blessings are abound

gifts of grace

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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An Organ Journey

The scene is grisly

blood where the corpse lays

yet a certain beauty appears

as the light begins to play

On this cold night

with snow on the ground

the wind is eerie

making a whistling sound

The corpse is

placed on the table

the heart is removed

and given a label

Before being stored

the heart gives a beat

flying through the air

down the street

Through the sky

feeling the need

there is a calling

answering with great speed

On another table

a dead heart is removed

the beating heart placed

dancing to the groove

Death in one place

loved ones filled with grief

another place has life

prayers of relief

A spooky beauty to it all

we are all related

connected in life and death

love is inflated

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A Vampire’s Nightmare

Suspended in the air

stealing the gift of life

the vampire frightens his victim

causing much strife

Drinking in the blood

tastier in fear

now in a frenzy

no help is near

Leaving the lifeless body

the vampire makes his way

crawling into the darkness

before the light of day



Awakening the next evening

something has changed

looking around

things are quite strange

The marble body

once strong with power

dna being rewritten

now being devoured

Organism growing

pain in his veins

a new body emerging

acquiring a soul in chains

Transformation complete

feeling constant fire

living without hope

situation is dire

Crying out for mercy

within the fires of hell

a hand lifts him

out of the fiery well

Thrown back into time

to where it all began

a choice to be a vampire

or a mere man

Awake again

blood continues to flow

vampire or a man

only the nightmare will know

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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A Ghoul Attack

The ghoul lurkes

in the darkness of the night

fear overcomes me

holding my soul tight

Sitting still

extremely tense

a dark fog encompasses me

the air is dense

Calling out

for mercy and grace

heart is racing

evil is in the race

Horrible feelings

anger and rage

of things in the past

now in the present age

Thinking it’s over

turning over in a grave

hell is below me

about to enslave

A small light

enters through a crack

growing larger

and begins to attack

Lifting my soul

setting me free

rage and anger gone

love answers the plea

It is now well

within my soul

evil has been defeated

as in the days of old

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce

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Fun Childhood Memory

 

Happy Halloween! This is my favourite Halloween show. Charles Shulz was a genius who could spread life and morals through this characters. This remains one of my happy places. 

There was a pumpkin patch

where the moon light was bright

Linus brought a friend

to wait in the night

 

It was spooky 

in the mist

waiting with Sally

was pure bliss

 

The others 

had such fun

trick or treating for candy

getting to run

 

Charlie had fun

collecting rocks

always getting the trick

with each block

 

Snoopy battled the

world war one flying ace

on his flying house

getting shot down with grace

 

Violet’s party 

Snoopy grappled

hiding in water

kissing Lucy bobbing for apples

 

In the end it was Snoopy

who stole the show

rising out of the pumpkin patch

causing Linus to grow

 

Really irate

Linus rants to all

finding a sincere pumpkin patch

will cause Santa to fall

 

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce

 

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Halloween Story: A Petrified Soul

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The night is cold as the petrified wood transforms. One night a year the soul is released and allowed to warm. Once transformed the soul walks again. Travailing the earth looking for redemption from within. The tale began one cold October night in a forest with the full moon bright.

A man encountered an extraterrestial who was dressed in bright light. His name was Morning Star and he had an interesting proposition. In exchange for immortality the man was to impart wisdom. Morning Star sought to enslave humans. His knowledge was limited by some confusion. How are some humans able to overcome temptation? Is there some magic that can be cast as persuasion?

The man replied: “Don’t you know that from the beginning of time there are those who walk with the Light all the time?” Morning Star answered “of course there a few who have found the way. I am looking for how to make them sway.”

The man replied ” Take their minds away from gratitude for all that they have. Make them desire all material things good and bad. If you breed discontent among them then all will come to serve you. ”

Morning Star laughed and thought could it really be so simple to cause humans to crumble. Is discontentment really the way to make them stumble? Given this knowledge Morning Star begins to leave and imparts the man with immortality.

The man is shocked when he is turned into a tree. Petrified his soul is as cold as can be. Now marble with no room to grow, the man is terrified with what he has sowed.

Once a year there is a chance of release. The man’s spirit is allowed to spread a message of redemption and peace. If the world takes hold and accepts the true Light , then the man’s soul will be released from its plight.

Years have passed and discontent continues to grow. How long it last no one knows.  Will the world change so he can be free or will he continue as marble without hope for eternity?

copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce