A Boy Named “Gullible” | Collaboration with Theresaly (Sa)

Hi Everyone! This next poem is a collaboration I did with Sa from Culture Shocks. . It’s a little spooky, just in time for Halloween! . . I hope you enjoy. . . We call this poem. . . “A Boy Named Gullible.”

Boy Named Gullible
Image by Myriam Zilles from Pixabay

This began like any other strange night. . .
As an innocent child laid in bed,
a full moon rose on him through the window.
Quiet winds whispered nothings in his head.

“Come away, come away, little child.
Come to my home. Won’t you stay a while?”
“I have some cookies with brown chocolate chips”
A spirit said with a cheshire smile.

The sweet aroma tickled the child’s senses.
His outreached hands clasping in cold thin air,
Desiring a savory fresh dessert.
Getting his hopes up, “It’s just not fair!”

He shut his hungry mouth with a smile,
which soon dissolved into bitter disgust.
His chocolate treats were really dirty worms
That tasted like dark . . .slimy. . . filthy must. . .

Betrayed by the spirit’s deception.
Dejected. He spat the worms at the dark wall.
Evil gold eyes gleamed in the shadows,
To seize its prey: seize him one and all. . .
The boy that we have named. . .
“Gullible.”

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