Noisy Halloween

Pumpkin Pile

Ghosts should not wear noisy shoes.
Creak. There goes my floor.
Slippers are what I would use.
Bang: The basement door.
I tell them, “Don’t you realize?
You’re noisy. Don’t come in.”
We stand and stare with scary eyes.
They bang the door again.

Text: Linked to dVerse Quadrille. Grace is hosting with prompt word “creak”.

Photo: “Pumpkin Pile” by he author.

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

93 thoughts on “Noisy Halloween”

  1. I adore your image of the gaggle of gourds, and the fun you had with the prompt. Our house is “haunted”, but the interlopers seem transient; no repeat guests–and they’re always silent. We conclude there are portals here that could be inter dimensional

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    1. It would creep me out as well. Luckily, I’ve oiled all the hinges and the floors don’t creak much. All I would get is a banging door–which is freaky enough. Thanks, Grace!


    1. The only ghost I ever saw, my aunt when she died, wasn’t scary. She was very quiet except for her words going through my mind. But those ghosts I see in movies are something else. I have to keep my hand over my eyes when the music suggests that something will pop out of the basement. That’s why I mainly watch comedies like Ghostbusters. Thank, Mary!


  2. Love this playful poem Frank…slippers are a must! And the photo is interesting. I’ve never seen a ‘pumpkin pile’ like that … filled with all my favourite squashes.

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