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We've been decorating for Halloween at the Brewer mansion already and watching kid-friendly spooky movies, including It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, and Monster House. This weekend, we'll start putting together our second annual haunted house in our garage. With that in mind...

Today's prompt is to write a spooky poem. Different things spook different people--so I'm not setting any guidelines. Just get spooky with it.

p.s. If you want something fun to do, try writing triolet that could connect to the one I wrote below.


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Here’s my attempt at a Spooky Poem:


On one evening each October,
we tremble through our neighborhood
with our costumes all pulled over.
On one evening each October,
even people who are sober
say, "Give me a treat, make it good."
On one evening each October,
we tremble through our neighborhood.


Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.


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