Happy Halloween, Friends!

I so love the whimsical and fantastical and spooky spirit of Halloween, as well as the idea of connecting with spirits of our dearly departed. I also love writing Halloween-themed poems each year. This is my 2022 Halloween poem, inspired by my late father, who used to say that he would be reincarnated as a tiger. I was happy to share it at last Friday’s Neurolyrical Cafe, and I am happy to share it with you all today!

Your Spooky Friend,



by Danny Whitty

Are ghosts real

Or are we victims of

Overactive minds

And which is scarier?


I have never been haunted

By a ghost or ghoul or similar

But my dad’s spirit used to pop by

And it wasn’t as much spiritual

As one would think

But maybe he just lacked flair.


Would you haunt me

One day when you are

Not too busy in the various

Activities of the afterlife

If you haven’t been reincarnated

As that fierce tiger yet?

One thought on “Boo!

  1. Hi Danny, I so love your poem that speaks to your Dad. I see mine in my dreams occasionally (I wish more often). Welcome to November.


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