Monday, October 31, 2011


A 'spooky' Halloween sonnet for you today!

The Jackals Lantern

The dark mangy creatures moved through town
Snatching away the things that caught their scent
When the air was cold and the sun came down
The villagers were careful where they went

Each year the town's chances seemed to narrow
Their numbers seemed to grow every season
Until one man, lantern, bow and arrow
So set to fight, his family can't reason

The jackals came then with their snapping jaws
Cautious of the lantern along their path
Then in a flurry of arrows and paws
Too late to hide from the light and his wrath

Now the jackals still from light with fear
I will make my Jackal Lantern this year

Happy Halloween!! Turns out we're not making Jack-O-Lanterns this year. Now I'm wondering what to do with the three pumpkins we bought... Lol. What are you guys doing tonight? Whatever it is stay safe! :)


  1. Very fun! Tonight I am counting down the minutes until I can begin NaNoWriMo. Are you psyched?

  2. So psyched! I only wrote 375 words before I conked out around 2ish though. Lol.