Wednesday, November 23, 2011


suggests the topic.

5/7/5 syllables


No quick decision.
No leap into the unknown.
Ponder for a while.


Do folk still scare themselves to death,
Going rigid, holding breath,
When someone dresses all in white
Intent on scaring in the night?
'Wearing a sheet' was the thing to do,
Plus groaning or whispering 'Whoo-hoo!',
When I was young, with no T.V.
Or movies to ape reality.
But now our screens are full of creatures
With fiery fangs and ghastly features.
Grotesque eyes and out-sized noses,
Lolling tongues and  threatening poses!
Every film tries to out-do
The others in its gore and goo!
A modern child would likely boast
'You're just a person, not a ghost!'
Horror once was meek and mild,
Suiting the palate of a child.
Do modern 'beasts' invade the dreams
Of children, now, with shrieks and screams?
Give me the ancient bed-sheet game.
Digital 'ghosts' are not the same.


Anonymous said...

On somethings I can make a quick decision, without regret, and others I must ponder and ponder and ponder!! Good one!!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

How long, exactly, is "a while"?

My Favorite Pondering

Tara Tyler said...

and then sometimes you just have to say WTHeck =)

Susie Clevenger said...

Ponder a long is that? My husband would say.."she doth not ponder long enough" love the haiku!!

Jenn @ Youknow...that Blog? said...

Sorry I'm WAY late visiting this time - it's been crazy.

I wish more people would ponder before they proceed! Well done!