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Ghostly Graveyard Warning
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When the pumpkins turn orange and maples turn red -
When the full moon is yellow and huge overhead;
When October night winds bring a chill to the air -
Never walk in a graveyard at midnight - Beware!
When the crickets stop chirping and bats screech and fly -
When a black cat appears in the wink of an eye;
When the trees look like figures that both point and stare -
Then avoid every churchyard at midnight - Beware!
For if you see these signs and you still pass that gate
Then you've dug your own grave and you've sealed your own fate;
It's because in sepulchers there are ghosts with the power
To arise from the dead in that bewitching hour.
They are ruthless and restless sending chills as they moan,
And will scare you to pieces as they walk through each stone;
They will float over graves, they will fade, then appear -
Then the next thing you know they will wail in your ear.
You will scream and be frightened as long as you stay
In that special ground haunting and don't run away;
For the one hope you have that will set yourself free
Is to get both feet out of that cemetery!
So the next time you hear a bat screech in the night,
With an October moon that is yellow and bright;
And you pass by near midnight a grave while trees stare -
Then I say it once more to remind you - Beware!
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Paul has been writing poetry since childhood and has published several books of poetry, surprisingly he works in real estate.
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from North Carolina State University and currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.
He has been married to the same "lovely angel" for over thirty-two years with whom he has two terrific young adult kids.
Many of his poems were inspired by his immediate family.
Here's a list of some of Pauls stories which are rotated on this page one at a time and available to registered readers. The entire collection is available immediately to those registered for Unlimited Children's Stories (see Free Story Access above).
Nighty Night And Twinkle Toes
Ode To A Hot Dog
The Story Of Harold The Angel
The Sweet Lullaby>
Thanks for your interest and happy reading.