Late Night TV
by Ron DiBerto
Werewolves howl throughout the night, Vampires flee mornings light.
Slinking ghouls crawl past a moat, A rotting corpse begins to bloat.
Witches cackle then cast a spell, As demons rise from out of hell.
Shadows move past pools of red, As graves move from waking dead.
Creatures, monsters and ghosts arise, All of different shapes and size.
All these things are always seen, On TV late on Halloween.
DiBerto wrote this poem in 2005. His inspiration for this poem was the “Midnight TV” shown on television when he was a kid. He credits those film classics on keeping “our imaginations going as well as having a blanket over our eyes from time to time.”
“We would sleep afterwards and have those late night nightmares, screaming for mom to take away the boogeyman and soothe our fears. In some ways, I miss those days. My mom does not.”