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A Halloween with Stephen King

A Halloween Poem Contest Entry

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Comment from smileycloud
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A personification of celebratory events is quite an unique idea
Your presentation as usual is certainly admirable
Your poem is amazing in the fact that a pagan festival is seen to hold it's own among such prestigious events on the calendar
To take the great Stephen King to this same said event also adds to the horror intentions; as a rule that is; but you have given the great writer a character who actually toned down the horror effect of Halloween by coersing her to meet more amiacably with the other characters and they united in fun filled scarieness on a much lower level
The infusion of several characters was a very intriguing part of this work
have a smiley day

 Comment Written 02-Oct-2017

Comment from kahpot
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Well, I read this many times before reviewing, I was not sure if I understood but I think I do the Christmas and Easter.e.t.c fables that have been distorted by Halloween (scary) movies is what I read and thoroughly enjoyed very well done****kahpot

 Comment Written 02-Oct-2017

Comment from Ogden
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Your Halloween poem is very entertaining, Dean. I was wondering if you had forgotten that Stephen King was supposed to be involved, but then he made a late entrance and took charge of the poem - and restored Halloween's esteem by making all the holidays you wrote about Halloween fans.

One question lingers - How did 'Sweetest Day' get into this story, and who or what is she, he, or it??

Don

 Comment Written 02-Oct-2017


reply by the author on 02-Oct-2017
    You must not be married, Don, heh-heh...
    Sweetest Day is observed the 3rd Saturday in the month of October. Sweetest Day observance originated in Cleveland in 1922. Herbert Birch Kingston, a philanthropist and candy company employee wanted to bring happiness into the lives of orphans, shut-ins and others who were forgotten.
    Thanks for reading.
    ~Dean
reply by Ogden on 02-Oct-2017
    I guess what happens in Cleveland stays in Cleveland. or did so in Mr. Kiingston's time. If word of his annual Day ever spread anywhere within a hundred miles of these parts, especially if his beneficence didn't accompany it, the woman I must not have, would have embraced it eagerly, and Octobers would since be seeming far too close to her mandatory-to-observe birthday month of September.

    Oh, is Stephen King going to be altering any more of our holidays, Dean?
reply by the author on 02-Oct-2017
    Too late here. All the ladies already know about Sweetest Day all too well.
    As far as Stephen altering our holidays I dunno; I'll have to ask him.
Comment from Marvin Calloway
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Very nice poem and fun. Quite a neat trick_getting all those special days into the same piece.
What is, "Sweetest Day"?
"Thanksgiving belched then soon started to snore." How typical."
Valentine's day and chocolate_perfect.
Marv

 Comment Written 01-Oct-2017


reply by the author on 02-Oct-2017
    You must not be married, Marvin, heh-heh...
    Sweetest Day is observed the 3rd Saturday in the month of October. Sweetest Day observance originated in Cleveland in 1922. Herbert Birch Kingston, a philanthropist and candy company employee wanted to bring happiness into the lives of orphans, shut-ins and others who were forgotten.
    Thanks for reading.
    ~Dean
Comment from Mustang Patty
Exceptional
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Ah, Dean;
this is simply amazing! You created a wonderful poem full of Halloween fun, and even had Stephen King create a way for the holidays to participate. I absolutely loved it.

From the presentation to the creativity, you definitely deserve the EXCEPTIONAL rating,

~patty~

 Comment Written 01-Oct-2017

Comment from duchessofdrumborg
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"A Haloween with Steven King", is an extremely well-written and deftly descriptive piece. This talented poet's work was a pleasure to both read and review. To me this is a definite six!

 Comment Written 01-Oct-2017

Comment from LIJ Red
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The merchants have butted the holidays end to end. Easter turkeys and Halloween eggs are imminent. Excellent poem, Dean. Should come on strong in a Halloween poem contest.

 Comment Written 01-Oct-2017


reply by the author on 02-Oct-2017
    Thanks, Red.
    ~Dean
Comment from BOO ghost
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Favorite lines:
Thanksgiving belched then soon started to snore.
Halloween knew she was being ignored.
"ALL of us matter," she shouted in anger.
Stephen King watched from his Mansion in Bangor.

 Comment Written 01-Oct-2017

Comment from LateBloomer
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Hello Dean, Very good. Very sweet. A lot of work went into this poem. Your poem made me smile, and my two-year old grandson, who cannot read, loved seeing your graphics as he sat upon my knee.

I especially liked:

"I'm not so bad," poor Halloween pouted.
"You've got to be kidding!" Sweetest Day shouted.
"Old graveyards and ghouls--gaunt ghosts are your thing.
You think it's fun, all that terror you bring?"

(Of the above, I can relate -- not a big fan of Halloween,
except for the cute stuff like your poem.)

Silky rhyming. A pleasure to read. As this is a contest entry, I wish you good luck. LateBloomer

 Comment Written 01-Oct-2017

Comment from marybell1
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I enjoyed reading your poem "Halloween with Stephen King". You rhymed it well with plenty of amusement and imagination, that children would love. Surprisingly I was married on Halloween - and still married many years later.
All the best.
Marybell1.

 Comment Written 01-Oct-2017


reply by the author on 02-Oct-2017
    Thanks for reading and commenting, Marybell1.
    Take care,
    ~Dean
reply by marybell1 on 03-Oct-2017
    You are most welcome.
    Marybell1