Halloween Poems To Share On Facebook In 2017 That Will Totally Creep Your Friends Out

Let me preface this by saying one thing: I don't not want to see pictures of your Halloween costume on Facebook. I totally do. I know you probably took a lot of time to come up with the perfect creative outfit to rock with your best friend. And even if you didn't take a lot of time and the whole thing was actually pretty last-minute, I know the costume is going to be great. If your 2017 costume is on the DIY side, I'm sure the photos will be especially impressive. I really do want to see your costume. That being said, I'm just wondering if we can all commit to getting a bit more creative with our social sharing this Halloween. Like, what about checking out som  Halloween poems to share on Facebook in celebration of the holiday?

This is a pretty awesome holiday we're talking about here, steeped in history and creepy folklore. There's tons of seasonal content out there, as ripe for sharing as a pumpkin on Oct. 29, and it will be the perfect compliment to the forthcoming barrage of costume photos that I fully expect to see on Nov. 1. Plus, celebrating Halloween by sharing this kind of content means that you can participate in the Facebook holiday fun even if you're not so into dressing up.

Check out these Halloween poems, all of which would be perfect for your Facebook feed this month.

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All Souls' Night


— Hortense King Flexner

This poem does a pretty flawless job of establishing just the kind of eerie, lonely Halloween mood that kept me up at night as a kid for the whole month of October.

Spirits Of The Dead


— Edgar Allan Poe

No one does scary quite like Edgar Allan Poe, and this creepy poem is no exception. "The spirits of the dead, who stood in life before thee, are again..." Feel those shivers up your spine?

Halloween Charm


— Arthur Guiterman

More recipe than poem — though I'm not sure bark of wizard hazel-wand or thorn slip sound like particularly delicious ingredients to anyone — "Halloween Charm" makes it easy to imagine what it might look like to watch someone brought back from the dead.

Sonnet 100


Lord Brooke Fulke Greville

Even in the dark when dangers are hard to see, you still know they're there. Call it your intuition, your witch vibe, or something else — but you've got it!

All Hallow's Night


Lizette Woodworth Reese

Sometimes, the scariest things of all are directly in front of us — or, worse, already within us. (Thanks for the reminder, poem!)

Black Cat


Rainer Maria Rilke

Black cats are pretty much the OGs of superstitions, but this poem gives a totally new dimension to them. If spotting a black cat late at night didn't freak you out before, it probably will now. Sorry!

Theme In Yellow


Carl Sandburg

Jack-O'-Lanterns represent the kinder, softer side of Halloween — at least, I thought they did, until I read this poem and learned of the evil lurking inside them.

Ghost Music


Robert Graves

If you've ever wondered what a chorus of ghosts sounds like, your Facebook pals probably have too. Robert Graves tries to explain it to all of us here.

Ghosts And Fashion


Elaine Equi

A sillier take on Halloween poetry, "Ghosts and Fashion" has me sitting here imagining what my entire wardrobe would look like on a Casper lookalike.

Haunted Houses


— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If we're to believe Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's theory of haunted houses, it's time to stop wondering whether or not your home is occupied by spirits of a previous life — because all homes are.

The Witch-Bride


William Allingham

The only thing worse than a bridezilla? A witch-bride.

Macbeth, Act IV, Scene I (Round About The Cauldron Go)


William Shakespeare

I know you remember this one from high school English class. Give your social network a Shakespeare refresher with a few lines out of this classic scene from Macbeth.