Saturday, October 25, 2014

Smashing Pumpkins, Spilling Seeds

On Halloween eve,  mystical full moon
two lighted hearted fools, a sea of dark
sailors listen for the siren's musical tune
journey into the unknown they embark

clouds roll in thin veil immortal realm
Truedessa at the bow,  keeping watch
ghostly tales of those sinking at the helm
Captain Pat,  "I could use a shot of scotch"

eerie silence cuts through the moonlight
bubbling  cauldron,  bewitching spell
above the black ravens caw in the night
opening doorways to where spirits dwell

ghosts awakening, pirating ships to sail
hovering above a witch on her  broom
serpents rattling,  the night grows pale
riding black waters,  waves  of gloom

these two just wanted to have some fun
flashing the bat signal high in the sky
they needed to call in their top guns
they would make any evil ghouls fry

first to arrive the mighty red tailed hawk
seeking adventure always ready for a tale
he is known for sporting a giant mohawk
a keen eye tending bar, filling mugs with ale

welcome to the party on Halloween eve
arriving now, on dragon's fiery  breath
none other than the masked ninja wannabe
he's been known to slay a guitar to death

special guest appearance by the blue guy
offering to sing on deck "The monster mash"
impersonating  Elvis wearing a black tie
Truedessa's sure it will be graveyard smash

Now, the cat is mystified at the new crew
but, Captain Pat is gleaming with delight
another ship in view, who would've knew
Captain Red Shoe's banner sails in the night

Glenn couldn't stay away, he likes these tales
he's sharp always knows when to enter on cue
no horse in sight so he rode on a giant whale
he enjoys a long story,  writing a script or two

Mary,  Claudia & Sherry in a hot air balloon
they like  to float freely in a basket in the sky
taking in the rare view under a blood moon
it is said they are willing to fight bad guys

   shh - off in the distance a wolf howls
   or was that just Mary's 3 dogs..

two light hearted fools are enjoying the bash
Captain Pat & Truedessa dance to a sultry tune
suddenly a giant pumpkin hits the deck smash
guests scatter yelling "who is that crazy loon"

riding the steely sky a hobgoblin causes fright
looks like the party is about to take a turn
throwing fiery pumpkins from left to right
stumbling to their feet as the water churns

load the cannon this goblin we will defeat
Truedessa and Captain Pat come up with a plan
Ninja Wannabe calls his dragon to his feet
the trio board, off to fight this pumpkin man

with a swift SWoosh and whooSH off they fly
slashing darkness, with lightning speed
fiery orange pumpkins illuminate the  sky
afraid ground support they will surely need

Brian bellowing "all hands on deck"
reloading the cannon, putting out fires
they will not let this mighty ship wreck
Claudia quietly sketches all that transpires

Captain Red Shoes  now takes command
"listen up we don't go down without a fight"
together with the blue guy they make a stand
storm of flaming arrows blasts into the night

Truedessa  sends heart thumping vibrations
Ninja  slowly inches closer, with a thump
thick  air ripples with a wobbly sensation
on the back of hobgoblin Captain Pat jumps

wrestling this pumpkin goon in the sky
Zipping and hissing
  bones snapping and cracking
Truedessa, hurls a magic stone high

a gash of light from the heavens above
striking the goblin bursting his evil seeds
falling ,Captain Pat gives him a final shove
Truedessa tosses Capt'n Pat some magical beads

he grabs hold as the dragon leads them home
safe and sound back upon their sturdy ship
the wicked hobgoblin will no longer roam
the guests below clap with glee what a trip

Time to celebrate until the morning sun
Ninja rockin' out on his guitar all sing along
untied the friends defeated evil and won
Truedessa & Capt'n  Pat together are strong

Now, this is a  Halloween party cruise
Bjorn, you lead as you dance with bears
everyone put on your red dancing shoes
let the laughter of friends fill the air

posted for dVerse open link night..I hope you enjoyed
another light hearted fool tale! Happy Halloween..


  1. haha now that was fun
    And I'm #1
    Had to laugh at mary's 3 dogs howling away
    Or could it be just Mary howling across the bay lol
    And Claudia sitting back taking it all in
    Geez, how rude if the pumpkin foe were to win
    The gawker and ninja wannabe
    Came into play with glee
    Even the blue guy and captain red shoes
    Hopefully blue can sing more than the blues
    Another grand tale
    As many from blogland set sail

    1. Number one you are under my sun
      as another light hearted fools tale is spun
      adding some friends was rather fun

  2. haha...what a party cruise indeed... i enjoyed my balloon ride - ha - and yeah - let me do the sketching - there are def. some interesting characters around...smiles.. very cool

    1. Claudia,

      A balloon ride is surely fun and I'm sure you captured all the interesting characters as they ran about.

  3. Yes.. I will be wearing red shoes and dance the night away.. just let the Ninja fall .. what a great fun Truedessa,,, a great gang out there out to help you on your quest :-)

    1. I knew you would join the fun dancing away
      the ninja is our friend the hobgoblin our foe
      a great gang in the quest saving the day..

  4. Oh what a delight this to read, coming across all our friends......smiled big when I saw Mary, Claudia and I up in a balloon, and even bigger as Claudia sketched the scene. Brian ably dealt with the crisis, as always....this was a total hoot, Truedessa. Big fun.

    1. Hi Sherry,

      Yes, I can imagine you 3 together taking in the view and who knows perhaps, there was indeed a wolf spirit guiding the way..

  5. This is really delightful to read Truedessa ~ Loving the characters weaving in your story ~ Hey, I will join you guys too for the merry making too ~

    1. Hi Grace,

      Thank you glad you found the tale delightful..of course you are welcomed to join in the fun.

  6. This is so cool. Love how you included so many dverse poets. This was a hilarious tale. So much fun.

    1. Thanks Myrna it was really fun to do as the idea came into play.

  7. This was so much fun to read, Truedessa, especially now that I know enough to understand what's going on! And I enjoyed the musical blast from the past! Have a gone one!

    1. Hi,

      Yes, well it all started a while back with the Blue Grumpster, Red Shoes and of course the ever lovable Pat Hatt...

  8. Ha, Truedessa---what a journey this would be with both Pat & you in charge! I like the idea of floating freely with Claudia and Sherry. What a fun journey this would be...and yes, that was my three dogs. They can be happy at times. Smiles. I really enjoyed this Halloween party cruise!

    1. Hi Mary,

      So happy you enjoyed the cruise, well those dogs probably were wondering why you were floating around in a balloon..smiling..

  9. Oh what a great time - loved Marys dogs howling and Bjorn dancing with bears - oh and the ladies in the balloon - well this is just wonderful!

    1. Thank you for taking the time to read this very long tale. It was so much fun to write.

  10. Ah, this is an early celebration with all involved....What a fun! Happy early Halloween, Truedessa! Wish you many more stories with a crew! :)x

    1. Thanks Humbird..Happy early Halloween to you as well...

  11. That was a lot of fun Trudessa. Well done though I do miss the Transylvania Twist.

    1. Lol - Well put on your shoes and give a twist and shout..thanks for visiting.

  12. What a fun way to give tribute to the wonderful stalwarts of dverse, Truedessa. I loved this - you did everyone proud, & took the rest of us on a fun, whimsical journey. Brill! xVivienne of OneVoicePoetry

    1. Thank you for the kind words. I thought it would be fun to invite some friends along for an adventure.

  13. everyone put on your red dancing shoes
    let the laughter of friends fill the air

    Everyone seems to have lots of fun. Great party and great write, very exhaustive, Truedessa!


    1. Put on your red shoes and dance away the blues..Thanks for visiting Hank always nice to see you here.

  14. red dancing shoes are just the best, and what a lovely dance this was, filled with smiles and sass!

    1. Thanks we have to have a bit of sass in our lives..

  15. Now that was an adventure! Hobgoblin didn't stand a chance against all of us. Certainly not with a certain dragon helping.
    Time to go melt some guitars...

    1. Hi Alex,

      The dragon sure helped save the day ;) and the ninja sure brought everyone to their feet. Off to melt guitars? Well, be sure to strum slowly...or if you're in the mood wild and reckless..

  16. ha i had fun at your little halloween party...and i am among good friends on your ship...anytime you need just flash that bat signal and i will come intials spell BaTMan, you know....ha....

    1. haha - I didn't know your initials spelled BaTMan but, now that I do I will be sure to use the bat signal when I need a helping hand. I was getting worried about you glad to see you made it back safe and sound.

  17. Now that's what I call a Halloween ball! Wouldn't it be fun to see everyone dancing and floating away like that... A joyous riot of a poem!

    1. It certainly would be a great time for sure..has a dream like quality..Thanks for reading..

  18. Ha! This was fun to read. Great tribute to great bloggers out there.

    1. Thank you Justin for reading this rather long tale. Hope you have a great day!

  19. Actually my initials spell GAB, so perhaps that's why my poetics run to the longish side of the fellowship equation. What wonderful fun, started off just reading another exciting imaginative adventure of Capt. Pat & Trudessa, & imagine my surprise when I found myself arriving at the dVerse Halloween Bash on Moby Dick. Reminiscent of the dVerse anniversary Ball, this epic yarn has scintillating cameos for so many of the fellow dVerse dog pack, it is my favorite joyful sweet tribute adventure of the day, week, & month. Thanks for including me in the mix. I always wanted to meet Captain Pat, & an ocean cruise is always a thrill! And to echo Brian, you flash that Bat signal anytime, the dVerse Avengers will rally immediately.

    1. hah - That is funny GAB well, you certainly do a marvelous job at it as your stories are amazing. I know a lot of work goes into each scene. I am glad you enjoyed the added surprise of finding yourself riding upon a whale. Moby Dick the greatest whale of all. Of course Capt'n Pat and I are still searching for Bora Bay who knows if we will ever get there but, we certainly are having fun on the journey.

  20. This reads like an epic poem, really creating the mood..

    1. Thank you so much Victoria I appreciate your kind words.

  21. a halloween fairytale milton style!

    really enjoyed this little poem...sorta feel like i just came from a halloween party!! :)

    1. haha - That is funny ..thanks for visiting..

  22. Quite a fun tale you've spun, and bonus points for including our dVerse favorites!

    1. Hi Ginny,

      Thanks it was fun to add some of the group..Capt'n Pat and I needed a bit of help.

  23. Where can we sign up for this whimsical party cruise? Now, we can't fight hobgoblins, but we can sing drunken karaoke while the Ninja plays guitar.

    1. You know I thought of adding you guys when I mentioned Brian was pouring ale..haha..would love to hear your drunken karaoke as the ninja wails..

  24. Such a clever and well written tale
    I'm heading over by dolphin or whale
    I'll follow the sounds of the Ninja guitar
    And I'll look for the sign: "Great post!" by R.

    1. LOL follow the sign "Great Post" by R
      or Capt'n Red Shoe's HAR, HAR, HAR
      Welcome aboard!

  25. Flashing the cat um... bat signal, too?
    Sorry, I'm a bit late still looking for my blue suede shoe

    1. Did you find your blue suede shoe? I guess late is better than never..