Scariest Sight

The power’s out
and chill sets in
as darkness fights,
sure to win.
A scream fills air,
once silent and still,
as your heart skips,
secretly loving the thrill.
Monsters aren’t real,
at least not seen,
but monsters exist
in more than just dreams.
A full moon may warn
but still you won’t see
the ghost of yesterday
that never should be.
The scariest sight
is one you know well;
look deep within
at your own deserved hell.

© Autumn Siders 2017


Flowers in bloom

wilt to nothing

as leaves decay

and bitter winds

blow death away.


Autumn chills

burn the lungs

with frosty air

and rosy cheeks

are not prepared.


Seasons change

but we remain

left to weather

the pelting rain.

Storms blow through,

leaving only ruin

with pieces left

that broke too soon.

©Autumn Siders 2017


Sometimes I think I was wrong
to choose a family lacking riches.
How’s a cat to live properly
with access to so few fishes?
But then there are times
when I know I chose just right
like when it is oh so cold
and I cuddle with my girl all night.
But still I think it would be better
to find someone with wealth
since they could afford some heat
which is better for my health.
But then I hear that bag shake
and I am right where I should be,
waiting for my fish to eat
with my chosen family.

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2017

Halloween: The Musical

It is truly the most wonderful time of year! As a horror fanatic, there is no greater time to enjoy the ghouls, goblins, witches, vampires, zombies, and ghosts than in the fantastic month of October. It just so happens that this season is named after me too!

While my family has always decorated for the fantastic holiday known as Halloween, we have started a new tradition of filling our yard with creepy people. In fact, they have all become a part of the family. I filmed a quick video last year to send to my friend in Antarctica (hi, Aaaaamy!) since it was my daily goal when we were in college to scare her in any way imaginable. I decided to go with the theme of Christmas carols since it was the most wonderful time of the year. While I don’t know if she was quaking in her boots due to the cold or my video, I decided this year I should up the game.

This year we focus on musicals since what is life, or death, without music?

So, without further ado, here is said video for your viewing pleasure.

One-Way Street

I always look both ways
on a one-way street
since I never can trust
any soul that I meet.
The more age I gain,
the more trust I lose,
to assholes who stab me
when they don’t like my views.

No brothers in arms
and no honor among thieves;
every man for himself
with tricks up his sleeves.

© Autumn Siders 2017


Broken bottles scar the floor
from whatever scuffle
happened here before.

Tainted red with blood,
booze runs its course,
a drunken flood.

Is anyone left unscathed
by these tragedies?
Anyone saved?

All these wounds scar the skin
and still run deeper,
right through our kin.

Broken images fill her head
from moments passed
when she should be dead.

Tainted black with malice
her soul sinks deeper,
her heart so callous.

Is anyone left unscathed?

© Autumn Siders 2017