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Haunted Acrostic Castle

October 23, 2019


Haunted Acrostic Castle


by Alice Jane-Marie Massa


Mysterious fog drifts around the haunted Acrostic Castle.

Alabaster ghosts take their places in the gray, tricky turrets.

Spirits of poets, past, run in reverse through the castle’s corridors.

Queen of the Acrostic Realm warmly welcomes all guests and ghosts.

Uniquely costumed humans bow and curtsey to the Queen,

eagerly parade over the drawbridge, enter the open gate.

Radiantly, but royally, Queen Acrostic commands:

Alas!  Alas!  Hear my poetic proclamation!

Dare ye enter my bountiful, BOOful banquet hall:

Eat, drink, and be merry–only if you give my jester a scary acrostic poem!”


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NOTE:  By reading the first letter of each line of this acrostic poem, you will find a Halloween word hiding near the recesses of the left margin.


Enjoy this spook-tacular season of Halloween!

Alice and Leader Dog Willow


October 23, 2019, Wednesday



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  1. What Halloween fun and imagination, Alice! The prekindergarteners and I have been enjoying a not-too-spooky atmosphere (created with the help of my grandchildren) in our classroom this week and look forward to wearing our costumes for next week’s special day! Can you guess who will be “Mary Had a Little Lamb?”
    Halloween Wishes to you and Willow!
    Love, Mary

  2. Jenna Merten permalink

    Happy Halloween, Alice and Willow!

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