Tomorrow Begins The 13 Days of Halloween!

Halloween, most happy of all holidays, draws near. With it, a new tradition… The 13 Days of Halloween. My true love has prepared a series of recordings for me to share here beginning tomorrow. Prepare to deck your halls with boughs of bone and batwing.

While we wait, I improved (in my mind) upon the traditional Christmas ditty…

The Thirteen Days of Halloween

On the first day of Halloween my true love sent to me
a Chupacabra in a scary tree.

On the second day of Halloween my true love sent to me
two flesh-eating grubs
and a Chupacabra in a scary tree.

On the third day of Halloween my true love sent to me
three darkling ravens
two flesh-eating grubs
and a Chupacabra in a scary tree.

On the fourth day of Halloween my true love sent to me
four murder dolls
three darkling ravens
two flesh-eating grubs
and a Chupacabra in a scary tree.

On the fifth day of Halloween my true love sent to me
five shape-shifting Things
four murder dolls
three darkling ravens
two flesh-eating grubs
and a Chupacabra in a scary tree.

On the sixth day of Halloween my true love sent to me
six ghouls a-slaying
five shape-shifting Things
four murder dolls
three darkling ravens
two flesh-eating grubs
and a Chupacabra in a scary tree.

On the seventh day of Halloween my true love sent to me
seven sins all deadly
six ghouls a-slaying
five shape-shifting Things
four murder dolls
three darkling ravens
two flesh-eating grubs
and a Chupacabra in a scary tree.

On the eighth day of Halloween my true love sent to me
eight ghosts a-skulking
seven sins all deadly
six ghouls a-slaying
five shape-shifting Things
four murder dolls
three darkling ravens
two flesh-eating grubs
and a Chupacabra in a scary tree.

On the ninth day of Halloween my true love sent to me
nine werewolves prancing
eight ghosts a-skulking
seven sins all deadly
six ghouls a-slaying
five shape-shifting Things
four murder dolls
three darkling ravens
two flesh-eating grubs
and a Chupacabra in a scary tree.

On the tenth day of Halloween my true love sent to me
ten vampires feeding
nine werewolves prancing
eight ghosts a-skulking
seven sins all deadly
six ghouls a-slaying
five shape-shifting Things
four murder dolls
three darkling ravens
two flesh-eating grubs
and a Chupacabra in a scary tree.

On the eleventh day of Halloween my true love sent to me
eleven witches watching
ten vampires feeding
nine werewolves prancing
eight ghosts a-skulking
seven sins all deadly
six ghouls a-slaying
five shape-shifting Things
four murder dolls
three darkling ravens
two flesh-eating grubs
and a Chupacabra in a scary tree.

On the twelfth day of Halloween my true love sent to me
twelve heads a-tumbling
eleven witches watching
ten vampires feeding
nine werewolves prancing
eight ghosts a-skulking
seven sins all deadly
six ghouls a-slaying
five shape-shifting Things
four murder dolls
three darkling ravens
two flesh-eating grubs
and a Chupacabra in a scary tree.

On the thirteenth day of Halloween my true love sent to me
thirteen cursing crows
twelve heads a-tumbling
eleven witches watching
ten vampires feeding
nine werewolves prancing
eight ghosts a-skulking
seven sins all deadly
six ghouls a-slaying
five shape-shifting Things
four murder dolls
three darkling ravens
two flesh-eating grubs
and a Chupacabra in a scary tree.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher, and author with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. She co-publishes Space and Time magazine with author husband Ryan Aussie Smith. For more information visit SpaceandTime.net
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1 Response to Tomorrow Begins The 13 Days of Halloween!

  1. Marge Simon says:

    WHAT FUN! I also look forward to Ryan Aussie’s gift!!

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