All Hallows Eve–an Acrostic

Photo: Photo taken in Nevada's Goldfield Hotel--allegedly one of the many entities that hang around there.

Photo taken in Nevada’s Goldfield Hotel–allegedly one of the many entities that hang around there.

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.

I had this post ready to go for dVerse Poetics, till I realized the prompt was for a bit of ghostly humor…and this leans more towards grim. But it is Halloween in a couple of days, so here’s a dose of restless spirits (just like the kids will be after their sugar binges). Have fun everyone and Happy Halloween. Linking to dVerse Open Link Night where poets prowl. Join us.


28 thoughts on “All Hallows Eve–an Acrostic

  1. janehewey says:

    “Vast worlds and unexplained dimensions” I love pondering this. I would have missed the acrostic-aspect, it is well hidden here with your smooth development. Happy Autumn, Victoria!


  2. Adam G Hewey says:

    “Vast worlds and unexplained dimensions” wonderful to ponder. The acrostic-aspect is well hidden, I wouldn’t have known. Happy Autumn, Victoria.


  3. I’m sure hoping that the “eventually” resting in peace doesn’t take too long for most of those souls! 😉


  4. Fun to read and goes so well with your picture!


  5. Susan Chast says:

    I enjoyed this. Twice I have had experiences with these wanderers who wanted to tell me something about someone left behind. I offer hope and prayers, though I hardly know how that helps. Mystery is good, though, to be in awe of and not solved.


  6. I’ve always enjoyed acrostics and the winding up of Thought & approximate required letter… your ability in this spooky flow has a gauzy truth lifting through it’s uncomfortable subject [for some]. Very entertaining ~ Faithfully Debbie


  7. Louise says:

    I don’t see this poem as grim…a world in the witching hour…nice….happy Halloween, Victoria 🙂


  8. It seems to rest in peace in life is the goal over the grave…at least I hope..hope..and ah is all…I know…ah… me…and all…ah is beautiful is ALL…


  9. vbholmes says:

    Very successful acrostic, and most appropriate for this time of year.


  10. Acrostics are so hard and you did it so well. Nice job!


  11. Kind of like a spoken spell.


  12. nice work.. “Lost spirits roam, hungering for
    Love once refused, lessons to be learned.” indicative of the completion for unfinished business on their part


  13. Very well done! I enjoyed this a lot! 🙂


  14. Truedessa says:

    Great poem and I wonder how many are waiting to cross to that other realm..perhaps, they need someone to show the way.


  15. Sherry Marr says:

    I love the “vast worlds and unexplained dimensions”. Cool acrostic.


  16. Grace says:

    I love the acrostic poem Victoria ~ perfect for the coming days 🙂


  17. Morgan says:

    I love the words you use! truly beautiful and a bit sad.


  18. ayala says:

    Love this, Victoria.


  19. I love this poem of yours…A good way to start off with a Halloween poem. Beautifully written. 🙂


  20. Ruth says:

    you probably could’ve posted it anyway, Victoria (re your note)… having said that, I didn’t link my “ghosted” poem either b/c it too is rather grim

    I like this poem a lot (‘grim’ never keeps me from reading), & I must say, you’re the smoothest acrostic writer of any I’ve read so far


  21. Tony Maude says:

    Well done on the acrostic, Victoria. Too many of these poems seem forced; yours has a very natural flow to it.


  22. Gabriella says:

    I like your deep exploration of those wandering souls, people who once refused or were denied love. We can only hope they will eventually rest in peace. A very good poem Victoria!


  23. I think the ghosts are trying to solve something that wasn’t solved in life. More sad than grim I think…


  24. Mary says:

    Oh, I do so hope those wandering souls DO eventually cross those worlds and unexplained dimensions and find their peace at last.


  25. claudia says:

    ah to find that place of peace…it can be a long and painful walk sometimes… cool job on the acrostic victoria


  26. brian miller says:

    nice…acrostic are actually pretty hard for me to get a flow going…yours does really well, which hides it nicely….a soul without peace set to drift and wander….kinda scary eh? to be stuck…def reason to take care of your stuff in the here and now…


  27. Not creepy: cerebral and beautiful. I love it.


  28. siggiofmaine says:

    Love this…thanks


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