This old wizened witch sat by the window
Her black pointy hat had a wide gaping hole
She was busy with her spell to steal a perfect rainbow.
A croaking toad disturbed her evil reverie
She squashed the busy spider with the tiny insect he stole.
A bat came falling right through the chimney
With soot all over the witch did look terribly funny.
Into the cauldron went a fat rat’s tail,
The clove of garlic was nice and horribly stale.
A few drops of warm beetle blood added to the mix
What if the untimely rain was an added jinx?
When lightening struck the white sky lit up
The last ingredient was snake venom, half a cup.
The witch was ready, giggling in glee
The yellow sun would soon peep out
Time for a rainbow stealing spree.
Wicked witch was happy without a doubt.
With a vial of bubbling gross potion on the sill
Up came a rainbow across the far off hill.
Her bleary eyes could see the blue, green and yellow
A feeling rose within her, soft and mellow.
She was eager to see the lively red
This was way cooler than even the land of dead.
Unblinking she gazed with wonder
How beautiful, to no one in particular she said.
The rain ended, the rainbow disappeared
Upon her crooked teeth a loopy smile appeared.
Along with her creepy crawlies
She planned the next magic spell
Outside all was colorful, cheerful and well.
Cover pic by opafaf
Originally posted 10/4/2015
indrani robbinsOctober 4, 2015 at 11:22 pm
lovely poem, creepy and crawly filled. and a rainbow making a witch smile a witchy smile. i enjoyed the picture of a right and proper spell casting lady.
rhea sinhaOctober 5, 2015 at 2:14 am
heeheehee imagine me giggling in a very high pitched tone.. just went a bit crazy writing this one. Thank you for liking.
TheGirlofRavensOctober 8, 2016 at 3:27 am
That was something amazing!
Enjoyed it, could see the vivid chapter in my head clearly.
rhea sinhaOctober 8, 2016 at 10:20 am
Thank you thank you GirlOfRavens!
Archana popliNovember 2, 2016 at 12:35 am
What a perfect spooky story for Halloween .this year it’s overlapped with Diwali .wishing all of you on writers brew a very happy Diwali and may the light always shine bright for you and your families
rhea sinhaNovember 2, 2016 at 1:56 pm
Am grinning just like the witch. Thank you for the wishes Archana. Hope you also had a wonderful Diwali and Halloween!