Elizabeth Melton Parsons


A Halloween Story Poem




Halloween Story

Our story begins on All Hallows Eve 1849.

A full silver moon rose high on this darkest of nights.

Fog lay like a shroud, clinging to the moonlight shine.

Mary Englebright sat sewing by dim candlelight.

Alone in her cabin, she shivered with dread.

Shadowy faces danced on the wall,

Grinning and grim, faces of the dead.

Taking a deep breath, she awaited the call.

The story her mother had told long ago

of what happens to the Englebright three.

The spirits will come to collect their soul

on their twenty first year of All Hallows Eve.

The last in her line, she sat frozen in fear.

The wind began to rage and moan

blowing the door wide…the spirits appear.

Screaming in terror, she was carried from home.

Never again to be seen in the light of day,

but if you listen closely on All Hallows Eve

you may hear her cries rising…then fading away.

ÓElizabeth Melton Parsons



Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

13 thoughts on “A Halloween Story Poem

  1. You certainly know how to tell a tale, either by prose or story….:)


  2. spooky! fabulously knit story in a poem Elizabeth!


  3. Thank you for your visit and comment on my blog. Greetings from Warsaw. Marko


  4. i’m under the blanky. good story. tony


  5. I am backtracking and double checking that I let you know you are one of 15 nominees for a recent award, The Dragon’s Loyalty Award! I wrote a post and included your name and some of the rules. I think if you check out Bullying Prevention (his http is on my award post) you can find the photo/clip art of the award, also! This Halloween post was lovely! Take care, Robin


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