It’s almost HALLOWEEN! Found this poem from several years ago I wrote. The topic of ghouls and ghosts is kind of comical but the richer, deeper element of truth is there too. Hope you enjoy it! 

The Halloween Hero

By Amy L. Bovaird 
© October 25, 2006

To each one of us the ghosts, goblins and ghouls appear,
They’re our insecurities, our faults, the very things we fear;
The wisp of loneliness might encroach upon our hearts,
Just a fluttering, playing peek-a-boo in fits and starts;
A tall dark figure may creep in, and try to suck our blood,
And stay so long, one can hear a thud;
It’s me, I’ve fallen now! The joy once flowing through my veins,
Has now begun to seep away. I sway amid the pains.
A  cackle sounds forth at night; it rushes at us in a tone so cold;
The cloak of black hides any hope while gnarled fingers grab hold;
We try to breathe but gasps are all we can achieve,
The air we need is like our Faith, the vital link, it’s how we dare believe.
But how to breathe in what we so deeply crave,
When our insecurities press against us, our failures keep us from being brave.
we peer into the dark, foul-smelling  witch’s brew,
There we see all our fears begin to bubble and  stew,
We add a pinch of discontent, a fistful of rage to our money woes,
A  bunch of health concerns and stir with fears of poor HMO’s;
The more we doubt, the thicker the contents of the pot.|
Where is our Faith? Have we forgot?
The rasping ”Cah! Cah!” of black ravens flapping overhead,
Cause us to doubt and turn full of dread;
But then we see a lone white dove flying alongside!
Our hearts thump louder as we recall, “In Him we abide…”
A prayer of thankulness rises to our lips;
it grows more confident as we come to grips.
The scary forms our insecurities have taken on
Begin to fade until one by one, they are gone.
Our loving Lord “The Halloween Hero” has given us reprieve,
The dove flies near, our Faith renews and we begin to breathe. 

Do you write seasonal poetry to highlight either a fun or a deeper message? 

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10 thoughts on “Spiritual Sunday: The Halloween Hero

  • October 22, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Amy, what a powerful poem. Insecurities vs. faith: an ongoing long-term battle for so many. Your call is closely related to my call. Thank you and God bless you.

  • October 23, 2017 at 3:41 am

    Is this some kind of joke poem?

  • October 23, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Hi Rebekka,
    No, it wasn’t intended to be. Perhaps the picture is misleading.
    I was trying to capitalize on the season to show some universal issues we all struggle with.

  • October 23, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Thank you, Kebba.
    I appreciate your kind words.

  • October 23, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Great poem Amy! This is a good reminder that Faith (and a positive attitude) can help us deal with all the obstacles and insecurities that life throws our way.

  • October 23, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Thank you Ruth!
    That’s right. You absolutely got it!
    Thank you for taking time to comment.

  • October 26, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    It’s a great poem, Amy but it doesn’t make me like Hallowe’en more. I’ve never liked it. Your poem stirred all the dark stuff inside me. Perhaps it reminds me to look beyond all that ghoulish feelings.


  • October 27, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Hi Lily,
    I’m not sure why I posted that poem. The only thing that is uplifting is the last couple of lines.
    so look to those! Thank you for taking time to read it even though you are not a fan of Halloween, and for responding!

  • November 1, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    I love your poem. We often forget to bring God into Halloween. Great job.

  • November 3, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Thanks, Aimee!

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