An eyeball in my garden: and other spine-tingling poems by Laura Wynkoop

By Laura Wynkoop

"For all who bravely dare
To learn this haunted sonnet,
May you be made aware
A spell’s been solid upon it."

From spiders to mummies to the elusive Boogeyman, those pages carry a bit of every thing creepy, crawly, and simply simple spooky. With a pinch of terror and a touch of humor, readers could be forged right into a shadowy international, the place creatures lurk and nightmares reside. Surprises abound on each web page, ready to tug in readers...sometimes literally...

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I race and I rage With no creature to stop me. I’m fierce and I’m fearless, Yet I am alone. Alone and so lonely, My ragged howl echoes— A mournful, lost cry In a damp, dreary cave. But you! You would make This night so inviting, The hunt more exciting. Come with me—be brave. Though some flee before me, I’m really quite charming. I’m sweet as a puppy— Romantic, polite. Come with me, my love, And we’ll chase down the moonlight. You’ve nothing to fear. I will take Just One Bite! ” I took him home and grabbed a knife To make my pumpkin come to life.

The vampire bat With flapsy wings? The red-eyed rat Who chews dead things? That fearsome viper With fangs so bold? Let’s see—oh, no! I haves no gold. No flamey dragon So scalesome cute— Guess I’ll just takes This free dead newt. 39 Ghost Fish By William Shakespeery The goldfish had died an unfortunate death, Now his ghost haunts the toilet at night. Upside-down in the water, He waits in the darkness, His scales glowing skeleton-white. “I won’t be forgotten,” he bubbles in silence, While floating in fiendish delight.

I won’t be forgotten,” he bubbles in silence, While floating in fiendish delight. And when sleepy-eyed people Come park on the potty, He leaps up and gives them a fright. 40 Voices By Jennifer Cole Judd A murmur down the hallway, A wail upon the breeze. A rustle from the patio, A whisper in the trees. A sigh inside my closet, Behind my bed, a groan. Why must these ghosts get chatty Whenever I’m alone? Owl By Laura Wynkoop A shadow lurks among the leaves, Its amber eyes aglow. As still as stone, it guards the night Until it’s summoned into flight.

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