Gothic Nights

Gothic Nights

by Ron DiBerto

All dressed in black from head to toe, Swaying to music, the figures flow.

With fangs and contacts all in place, Full length leather, boots and lace.

Appearing like a Vampire crew, You know that soon our time is due.

They all come together from all walks of life. To forget all the stress, the troubles and strife.

With family and friends we all go to town, Waiting to have fun when the sun goes down.

We all know the faces, the sounds and sights, As we enjoy our time during the Gothic Nights.

Ron DiBerto (2005)

Late Night TV

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.”