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Winning Essays of Halloween Writing Contest

Author: Source: Date:2015-11-8 13:36:55 Popularity:37

To celebrate Halloween with a fun writing contest is New Horizons' long-time tradition. This year, we have two winners from this contest. They are Aimee and Wendy! Congratulations! Now, let's take a look at their wonderful works.

Donnot stand at my grave and weep

                   by Aimee (Grade 6)

Do not stand at my grave and weep,

I am a haunted soul,  I do not sleep.

I am the shades of Halloween…

I am why your floorboard creaks,

The reason why the TV beeps.

I am why the candle flickers,

The reason why your friend bickers

I’m the nightmares that fill your head,

I’m the dark beneath your bed,

I am the shadow behind the door,

I am the cause of every war!

Do not stand at my grave and cry,

I am a floating ghost, I did not die.

I am the spirits of Halloween…

I am the wind that chills your spine,

I am the blood red in your wine.

I am the spider in your shoe,

I am your voice that echoes BOO!

I am a thousand winds that blow,

I am the diamond glint on snow,

I am the sunlight on ripened grain,

I am the gentle autumn rain.

But, still, I am the dagger that stabbed your chest,

Leaving blood drops in a mess…

Do not stand at my grave and sigh,

For in my grave, I did not lie.

I am the queen of Halloween,

We will never rest in peace!

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              by Wendy ( Grade 8)

Endless night had fallen

Darkness ruled over the land

They are awaken

The darkest shadows of men

None can be forgiven

Only death can pay the price

They struggled to find a solution

Ones with hearts frosted with ice

Reaching the place of isolation

Hope again came into view

So little and so easy to be stolen

Lives were lost for a thing so new

Memories are what it has left behind

Buried deep in the forest, forbidden

Can't see why we were so blind

Like bats whose bodies already rotten

Blood and ashes all over the ground

Belong to the ones who were chosen

Their bodies nowhere to be found

Time seemed to be frozen

Our ancestors learned to beat the odds

However the key had been forgotten

Oh we shall call upon God

Saying our prayers, Amen

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