Death Knocks in Hallow Night

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Death Knocks in Hallow Night

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A shift in weather brings a chill

in nights of ghosts and ghouls

and some who seek a yearly thrill

of sudden screams and scares.

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Play we do with truth and dares

if death may be at your front door

hands stretched across long stares

for candy is not what she may want.

~

And when my time it’s up I can’t

but she won’t wait another day

across the doorway a bony hand

will grab my soul and disappear.

~

So in hallow nights another year

full of candy and scary children

I seek no thrills when well I know

death one night will knock I fear.

H.O

October 31, 2018


“Tis the night—the night

Of the grave’s delight,

And the warlocks are at their play;

Ye think that without,

The wild winds shout,

But no, it is they—it is they!”

― Arthur Cleveland Coxe

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