Jingle’s Poetry Potluck–“All Hallow’s Eve”


All Hallows Eve
An Acrostic

Any soul not yet at rest
Loosens the grip of uncertainty,
Leaves the abode of the dead, wanders

Here and there amongst the living.
As darkness enfolds earth’s visage
Lost spirits roam, hungering for
Love once refused, lessons to be learned.
Only those still in this realm who understand
What is required to seek fulfillment
Strive to offer hope and prayers.

Even these must wait to cross
Vast worlds and unexplained dimensions
Eventually to rest in peace.

Submitted to Jingle’s Poetry Potluck: http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/

For more information on the origins of Halloween: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Hallows_Eve


43 thoughts on “Jingle’s Poetry Potluck–“All Hallow’s Eve”

  1. Olivia says:

    Very well composed Victoria.. The image is suuuuuuuper creeeeeeeeeeepy!!

    This was really neat- how well you have made use of All Hallows Eve..
    Keep hovering…errrr.. writing.. LOLsss

    Loads of Love xoxox


  2. Jingle says:

    Please help giving (belated) birthday wishes to 3 or 4 fellow poets:


    Thanks a lot for the support.
    Happy November!
    Your presence adds light to our space, keep shining!


  3. I don’t believe in ghosts (or I don’t want to), but your poem has got my imagination running.


  4. Kavita says:

    This was real creepy, Victoria… but super neat! I think you have done a marvelous job at explaining the real sense behind Halloween… and you’ve done it very cleverly too!!
    I was totally impressed by this one!
    Thank you so much for sharing it at Poetry Potluck!


  5. Thanks, everyone, for your comments. My intention is to return the visit if I haven’t already. Please let me know if I missed you. I truly enjoy reading your work.


  6. Nice piece of verse. Well woven….


  7. dasuntoucha says:

    While I was reading this images from the movie Gothika popped into my head…I like how you ended this with a hint of serenity…nicely done.


  8. frayedges says:

    Hauntingly beautiful.


  9. revbillcook says:

    Very nice. I loved the picture! bill


  10. Lyn says:

    So much to take in from “wander” to “rest in peace”…Really special!


  11. Wonderful writing, enjoyed this very much.


  12. Reflections says:

    Nice! Very well written haunting…


  13. Eric says:

    Hauntingly good Potluck entry!


  14. Spooky fun! I loved this!


  15. kathe w. says:

    great acrostic- spoooooky!


  16. Ms. Peaches says:

    “Lost spirits roam, hungering for Love…” this is my favorite part of the poem this is a great…as always it’s a pleasure!!!



  17. Jingle says:

    Only those still in this realm who understand
    What is required to seek fulfillment
    Strive to offer hope and prayers.

    lovely message,
    creepy and witty,
    thanks for sharing.


  18. A.B. Thomas says:

    Slick write!


  19. Shashi says:

    Well All hallows Eve.. nice touch. I enjoyed reading it, dear Liv2write2day, thanks for sharing…

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
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    Blog: http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com


  20. Jessicas Japes says:

    Very moving poem, well constructed.


  21. Short Poems says:

    Very good poem Halloween, loved it 🙂


  22. Panda Wolf says:


    Wish I hadn’t read it in the dead of night, though. S:


  23. I, too, love acrostics, even though I rarely create them. I do the acrostic puzzles in the Sunday NY Times and love wordplay.

    This was a perfect offering for All Hallows’ Eve. Thanks!

    Amy BL


  24. 2zpoint says:

    In those constraints the shiver comes in a melodic fashion and lends to the tales grip. Seems to give it a certain …uncertainty amongst the living!
    Spooky fun…great job and Happy Halloween!


  25. Melissa says:

    this is a great acrostic. Seems effortless. Thank you for stopping by my blog


  26. Bodhirose says:

    Wonderful! Loved that photo with the otherworldly apparitions too. Halloween’s almost over here in Florida–until next year…


  27. souldipper says:

    Wooooo! Didn’t you put me right in the thick of things! Great job. 🙂


  28. Teresa says:

    What an awesome acrostic, and that picture is amazing! Very spooky indeed.

    Mine is here. http://razzamadazzle.wordpress.com/2010/10/31/samhain/


  29. mairmusic says:

    Perfect poem for Halloween party– great!


  30. shanegenziuk says:

    a delight to read, so I read it again.



  31. Rene Foran says:

    this was really good..I am always in awe of those who can pull off a successful acrostic 🙂


  32. Artswebshow says:

    impressive acrostic.
    i like what you did with this


  33. gospelwriter says:

    Loved the poem. Great use of the acrostic form, its lines woven together well – so often acrostics seem like random, separate thoughts, little connection.


  34. auntiequary says:

    Oh, wow! Not sure what was more haunting – the image (which was perfect!) or the poem. Great job!


  35. david waters says:

    love it…I could feel tingles up my spine. 😉


  36. signed .............bkm says:

    Good one for All Hallows Eve….I will watch out for wandering souls tonight…bkm


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