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Parade on the Water (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Have you ever seen a whole line of boats all lit up and moving in a parade to entertain crowds of people? It’s quite a spectacle. The below poem was inspired by just such an event, which I attended with a dear friend of mine and her family about twoContinue reading “Parade on the Water (A Poem)”

Journal Entry #31 – Halloween Festivities

Ah, Halloween is tomorrow. Mine will be pretty quiet, honestly, with plans to bring my mom to one of her physical therapy appointments and perhaps going to eat out together afterwards. But there is a wonderful crispness in the air that is restful, and memories of loved ones have been on my mind even moreContinue reading “Journal Entry #31 – Halloween Festivities”

Spirited Halloween Echoes (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Every year around this time, Halloween stores pop up all over the place. Many of them, I’ve noticed, seem to occupy businesses that recently closed and are due to have new owners take them over the same space shortly. Especially for Spirit Halloween stores. It just struck me as interesting.]Continue reading “Spirited Halloween Echoes (A Poem)”

Blue Moon Parade (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I remember that a few years ago, we actually had a blue moon during October. That was quite a treat. Perhaps we’ll enjoy another special cosmic event soon.] A blue moon rose among the ribbons of dark cloud      which filled the skies that late Halloween evening            . .Continue reading “Blue Moon Parade (A Poem)”

A Fanciful Spirit (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I know it’s still a bit early, but the spooky season is on the way, and I’m getting excited. It feels nice to indulge in some lighthearted creepiness after the very real fright of having to evacuate from my home the other day due to a wildfire. But now aContinue reading “A Fanciful Spirit (A Poem)”

The Festival of the Masks (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Perhaps this piece is premature, but I’m already looking forward to the spooky holiday coming next month. Are you?] Have you ever heard    about the Festival of Masks   that strange celebration        said to take place             among the tombstones         every midnight in late October                whenContinue reading “The Festival of the Masks (A Poem)”