Thought For Today

Thursday, October 29, 2009


This is the same poem, but I took people's advice and printed up copies to give away at our gift shop at work. There is a young man I work with that is an amazing artist. I gave him the poem just a day ago and asked if he would be willing to do an original drawing for the poem. Despite, his having to work and go to school, he still made time to come up with this amazing piece of artwork!! 
As always, I thank you all for your kind and inspiring comments.


A Little Halloween Fun

It's Halloween come out and play
Ghosts and goblins have your way

Gathering in the full moon light,
As owls hoot and bats take flight.

Witches come with cape and hat,
Eye of newt and cat of black.

Let's boil a brew and cast a spell
So all will be happy and all is well

We'll sit around and cackle a bit,
Sharing our secrets and some wit

Then Fly around on brooms of old
Scare some people if we are bold

Spend some time and reminisce
Of caldrons past as dragons hissed

A night to be that witch we are
Fly the skies both near and far

Flap your wings or howl at the moon
Teeth grow sharp not all too soon

So phantom friend come fly with me
We've tales to tell and sights to see.

This is the night that's ours to run
Just having a little Halloween fun

Written  With Love and Light,
by Nina Pauline Ploetz

Original Artwork by Kyle Jackson (

Thank you Kyle!!


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love the poem ---AND the drawing...

Happy Halloween Nina....

Anonymous said...

Happy Halloween - this is a treat! definitely.

Jillien said...

What a cute Halloween poem! I loved it.

Visiting from My Voice, My View...

Blessings from Louisiana,


Anonymous said...

The artwork is wonderful. It fits a season that is full of suprises.

And thanks Nina for the Birthday wishes. They made me smile, and that is the perfect present.

AutumnLeaves said...

Great job, Kyle! I love how it looks like there is yummy candy inside the pumpkin! How much better can a pumpkin get? Baby ducks, candy, fun!

Gerri said...

Found you over at septembermom's blog. Great poem Nina! Hope you have a very Happy Halloween!!

Tammie Lee said...

He completely honored your poem with charm and spirit! Beautiful.

Nina P. said...
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Nina P. said...

Thank you everyone again for your wonderful and inspirational comments. Kyle is an amazing young man. He has such talent and imagination I wanted to share it with as many as possible. He's open for comments and requests via his e-mail address. I am honored to have met and be able to promote just a peak of Kyle's artistic work/talent here. Again Thank you everyone. Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P

Clytie said...

A Halloween treat indeed!!!

Sniffles and Smiles said... now you have an illustrator!!!! What's to stop you from sending this off to a children's publisher??? Happy Halloween!!! ~Janine XO