Incubus

Well! I got my “shock” for the evening and it should last a while. Halloween is drawing nearer. Enjoy!

lifelessons - a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown

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Incubus

The barker at the Carnival was handsome, dark and winning.
One hand signaled passersby, the other hand was spinning
round and round a roulette wheel covered with glassware jars
around them, painted pentagrams of circles around stars.

“Throw a penny in the jar and win your ticket in.
A Mephistophelian experience—a masquerade of sin.
An excruciating onslaught of abominable sights.
Scenes of hair-raising evil and abnormal delights.”

He pitched a hall of horrors with carriages to carry
all the thrill-seekers who might freeze in fear or tarry
too long before each spectacle of blood-curdling fright
set up to fill the need for fear this All Hallows’ night.

One maiden threw her penny and he drew her in with charm,
folding a gentle prodding hand around her virginal arm.
“My adorable mortal darling, please heed well my advice.
The hawks of evil here are set…

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. iScriblr says:

    What a wonderful share!❤

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Happy Halloween Richa!

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