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The Witch is Transformed

Written by Ann LeFlore: for TheGooseberry Garden Poetry Slam Week 11 Halloween Special. This is the last day before the frightful night so be prepared what you will see on Halloween night. You still have a chance to run and hide to protect yourself from the creatures that come out tomorrow night. Happy Halloween everyone and hope that you have a wonderful Halloween and see you back next year with some more wonderful poem for this time of year.

The Witch is Transformed


On Halloween night you start to change
Your body begins to transform and rearrange
When the sun goes down and the full moon glows
Your life is not the same and starts to transpose

Your hair turns grey and starts to grow
Your breath reeks like stale tobacco
Your nails harden like the claws of a bear
Your eyes are sunken with a darkened glare

Your dress turns to rags and starts to tear
Your nose is large and pointy like the Delaware
Your fingers are long and start to crack
Your back starts to change and becomes hunchback

Your lips become cracked and turn to an ashen grey
Your voice escapes through your blocked airway
Your toes begin to curl and turn
Your ears grow frail and start to burn

Your teeth turn black and start to rot out
Your veins start to protrude and fill with gout
Your heart starts to shrink and turn black
Your voice is raspy and starts to crack

Next thing you know you start to chant
You go so mad you rave and rant
You look for your largest kettle
Big and round and black as metal

The fire starts to crackle and burn
As the spells inside your head start to turn
The children start to come to your gate
Candies and goodies are used for bait

The caldron begins to bubble and hiss
The black cat stands by your feet and assists
For in your glance there is a snare
And in your smile there is a scare

The children are summands one by one
There is no place to hide no place to run
The caldron is ready for your stew
The children are added with the last cockatoo

For tonight is the night for the witches feast
No one is safe on this night not man or beast
Just one day of the year the witches run wild
Run and hide and save your grandchild

Comments on: "The Witch is Transformed" (26)

  1. very spooky. Happy Halloween!

    • Thank you glad that you lliked this. Thought one last good spooky Halloween poem was in order to get everyone ready for tonight scare and have a good time. Happy Halloween

  2. Fun poem! I really like the playfulness, especially the line: “Your breath reeks like stale tobacco”. Happy Halloween!

    • Thank you so much. I thought that line was quite funny myself and it just seemed to fit there really nicely. Happy Halloween and thanks so much for dropping by for a read.

    • this line got to me too. i hate tobacco, so this is the biggest curse of all

      • I think that is why I used this line becasue I do not know many people who like the smell of tobacco and it just seemed fitting to add this here for Halloween. Thanks for dropping by and glad that you liked this poem Happy Halloween

  3. I like this line in particular – ‘The children are added with the last cockatoo’ – very Roald Dahl!!
    I enjoyed reading that transformation.

  4. Oh, I hope this doesn’t happen to meeeeee…(or my teen) LOL
    Hope you all have a spooky time πŸ˜‰

    • Yes i was thinking the same when I wrote this one and then I started to laugh at it when it was done thinking how awful if this was really true. Happy Halloween

  5. whoooooo wouldn’t want to meet this lady ….great tale thank you for sharing x x x

    • You are welcome Kez and glad that you liked this. Yes on Saturday we had a small party for the kids and this is very similar to how I dressed up for them. I think this is why I decided to write this poem for today and put up one last Halloween poem.

  6. Hello.
    Oh my goodness…this gave me jitters!

    One vivid write indeed!

    Congratulations too on your most recent award…well deserved I’d say!

    Thanks for sharing & for the visit. I appreciate it.

    This Unknown Spirit

    • Thank you so much Andy this is nice of you to say that. I am glad that you liked the Halloween poem and it gave you a smile for this wonderful day of the year. Happy Halloween and may all your spooks be filled with fun

    • Thank you so much Charlie I am so glad that you liked this one. I think it was becasue of having the Halloween party for the grandchildren that I had the idea to do this one

  7. hi,

    your words are very descriptive, well done.


    • Thank you Morning I am so glad that you enjoyed this and stopped by to read the Halloween poem. I do like this holiday and have so much fun to scare the children and decorate for this day. Happy Halloween

  8. Great Halloween entries! I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award:

  9. Thank you for joining Poets United. I have added your blog to our blogroll so others can discover you and your wonderful poetry. Poets United is what you make of it so explore, comment often and it will lead to folks doing so in return. We look forward to visiting your blog and reading your poetry.

    Ink runs from the corners of my mouth
    There is no happiness like mine.
    I have been eating poetry.
    ~Mark Strand

  10. Oh, I liked this. But something is wrong … here it is Nov. 3rd (I am 65 today) and I still have not reverted back … :))

  11. love this, smiles.


    keep up the extraordinary work.

  12. Greetings,

    hope all is well,

    invite you to join poetry picnic today, simply share a relevant or a random piece, and enjoy!
    Happy Thanksgiving,
    Always, your presence is sunshine to us.
    Best Wishes!

    your talent rocks.

  13. brilliant.

    How are you today?

    Happy end of November!

    Appreciated your support to our poetry picnic,

    Hope to see you share today,

    A random poem or old poem will do the wonders too.

    Your talent rocks.

    Hope to see you in.


  14. Perfect Halloween write that holds its spook even in December. Nicely done!

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