David James Brock

playwright, poet, librettist

David James Brock is a Canadian playwright, poet and librettist. Author of poetry collection, Everyone is CO2. Librettist for Scottish pub opera, The Sloans Project. Co-creator of Breath Cycle, an opera for cystic fibrosis.

It's 2017...My Halloween Poem, 1986

I posted this a couple years back, but it's Halloween again.... so I present, without edits, my third place prize winning poem from Truedell Public School's 1986 poetry contest. This untitled poem was probably my first, and definitely not my worst, and I think I won some lego.

 Original poetry and artwork by David (James) Brock, Aged 7.

Original poetry and artwork by David (James) Brock, Aged 7.

The scariest thing

I’ve ever seen

Was a skulls eyeballs

Popping out at me

The eyeballs rolled

right down the well

I looked back and

almost fell

I ran and ran and ran and ran…

I almost hit a dead


But when I finally got

home I slammed the door

And ran.

But then I realized

It was just a dream.

of course that night was


 - David (James) Brock, 1986