It’s Friday! And you know what that means: Poetry! Want to know more about Poetry Friday? Click this link right here. And be sure to check out Leigh Anne’s blog, A Day in the Life, to see this week’s round up of wonderful poetry related posts, blogs and goodness.
Well, I almost threw in the towel this week. Things got a bit hectic and I started telling myself that, while this poetry Inktober project is really fun, my time could be spent doing other things. But I decided that pushing through and finishing a writing commitment was reason enough to keep going. Especially with NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) coming up next month. When it gets tough next month, I’ll be able to look back and say “Hey! You finished Inktober! You’ve got this!”
Last week, Michelle Barnes suggested I write one on a childhood fear for her DMC challenge. Funnily, I had written this poem that morning. She was kind enough to share it on Today’s Little Ditty. If you read the comments on the post, you can see some of the reasons dolls still creep me out!
This one is inspired by one of my favorite childhood poems/songs, “The Hearse Song” (you can see that my love of the macabre started young.) I first read it in Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz.
Don’t ask what happened to this one…I think the gargoyle got into a fist fight or something.