4th Halloween Poem Contest – And The Winners Are… | Writer’s Treasure Chest

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I’ve had a fabulous week! The other day I received an email from Aurora Jean Alexander (Writer’s Treasure Chest) announcing that I was a winner in her Fourth Annual Halloween Poetry Contest! I’ve included my poem, below:

“Samhain’s Song” – Etheree, Double Etheree, Etheree 

Glad
children
prepare for
Trick-or-Treat fun,
never really
knowing the truth behind
the festival of Samhain—
where the ancestors arrive home
while we wear costumes to avoid harm
confounding the good souls from the evil.

As
the Veil
thins, we see
remnants of long
lost ancestors and
the good neighbors who sing
hauntingly sweet songs of old.
For those who hear the fairies chant
countless men will agonize and wail,
all for the love of those dulcet sweet sounds.
The Samhain sun descends into the realm
of the underworld where death’s dark lord
no longer controlled by the sun,
walks on the earth unfettered.
Spirits of the long dead
saunter forth, searching
for weary souls
to possess.
Stay safe
now.

Our
bonfires,
lit ablaze,
as red flames leap—
blessing a new year
for all pagans to keep.
While the sun’s journey across
the skies swallow up the bright light,
The lord of darkness reigns unsurpassed
until Beltane’s soft warmth brings back the sun.

© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro

Here is Aurora’s post, announcing the winners:

The jury has decided!

Today I’m writing representing the Jury of the 4th Halloween Poem Contest 2018.

The winners of the contest are:

Collen M. Chesebro with “Samhain’s Song – Etheree, Double Etheree, Etheree”
Billy Campbell with “Happy Halloween”
M. A. Cortez with “The Curse Of Night”

(The winners are listed in order of their submissions)

Thank you so much for your amazing poems, winners! You will get an email today.
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Our three winners of the contest can choose one of the offered e-books.

E-Books-set of “A Father’s Protection” and “An Elf, A Dragon And a God’s Intervention“, written by K. M. Jenkins
E-book of “Angelic Confessions” written by Jan Marie
E-books-set of “Journey to Aviad” and “Ancient Voices: Into The Depths” written by Allison D. Reid

CONGRATULATIONS!

It was a difficult decision for the jury. But we had a lot of fun and wanted to thank all poets for their wonderful poems.
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Thank you, K. M. Jenkins and Jan Marie for their jury work and offering one of their books to the winners – and of course to Allison D. Reid who offered her books to pick from as well. I appreciate your help and support!


Many thanks to Aurora Jean Alexander for sponsoring the contest! ❤

current moodGood things happen to those who write poetry! ❤

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves crafting paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical, which may mean she is experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing poetry and storytelling. Colleen sponsors a weekly Syllabic Poetry Challenge, called Tanka Tuesday, on her blog where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, tanka prose, renga, haibun, cinquain, Etheree, nonet, and shadorma poetry. Colleen's syllabic poetry has appeared in the Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal, and several other publications. In November 2017, she won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community. In 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. In 2019, she placed second in the Three Act Story category, with her piece called “The Game.” Colleen is a Sister of the Fey, where she pursues a pagan path through her writing. She lives in Arizona with her husband and black cat, Freyja. When she is not writing, she is reading. She also loves gardening and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art.

54 thoughts on “4th Halloween Poem Contest – And The Winners Are… | Writer’s Treasure Chest”

  1. Beautiful poem Colleen, sadly no trick or treaters allowed out here this year we are locked down for a month in our area again.it was three months before in March to June.
    Thankfully for us in retirement it’s not had a huge impact as those working .
    At least this time they are allowing children to school and university. Nine of these rules make sense Colleen. I cannot have ANYONE visit or come into my home or garden. Yet I can meet six people in a park. I can however go to a hair salon in a closed space with strangers. To name just a few.
    A lot of this is phycology programming, dividing families. Wearing us down do to bring in mandatory cures. Do people will line up and think life will go back to normal.
    But many are waking now Colleen. And things behind the scenes are happening. That when revealed will perhaps shock many.
    So hold tight to faith. All is as it should be. Despite the darkness to come.
    Much love and stay blessed. 💙💚🙏💚💙

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