Beware

Beware

Beware

When darkness falls and shadows lurk

Beneath the moonlit sky

When gusty winds turn icy cold

And bats begin to fly

When trees like monsters twist and bend

And hover overhead

When moans and howls pierce your soul

And all the earth seems dead

When your pounding heart nearly bursts

Within your heaving chest

And your blood curdling screams and frightful shrills

Are choking you to death

BEWARE

Sandi Staton

 

Autumn Blessings

Autumn Blessings

Autumn

Children laughing and jumping in leaves

Wind howling through the trees

 Moon casting shadows on the ground

Jack-a-lanterns carved with ominous frowns

Owls screeching in the dark

Lovers strolling through the park

Scarves and mittens and rosy cheeks

Running and giggling and hide n’ seek

Cookies and milk and off to bed

A story told and a kiss on the head

These warm fuzzy feelings of comfort and cheer

Are the wondrous signs that Autumn is here

Sandi Staton