Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn’t you like to see something strange?
Come with us and you will see
This, our town of Halloween…
WHAT SHE FEARS
Ghosts and phantoms of all sizes haunted the dark streets
Monsters and wraiths, terrible creatures in different feats
But as she stared blankly outside the window, sitting in her bed
She realised that the monsters she was scared of most resided in her head.
They adorn their colourful masks and hide their pale sunken faces
Place bedazzling costumes upon costumes to avoid strange gazes
The entities, every night they play, dressing up as normal humans
Pretending to be normal and hiding their true forms as horrid demons.
Once-warm bodies will soon rot and decay
And bitter ashes can scatter, filling the air with a sickly grey
An insipid blotchy photograph’s all there is to stay
A lonely reminiscent of another fugacious life faded away.
Flicker, flicker, flicker, off the lighted candles go
Unsteady flames wobbling, gradually they grow
Solemn prayers passed around like a paper and pen
Lost souls pray for themselves; cold, saturnine, forgotten.
TRICKS AND TREATS
Knocking on the door and chanting “Trick or treat!”
Children smile and eagerly await their free delicious sweets
Tooth-tingling candies to beguile the innocent outright
From the true monsters and devils lurking that very night
With their own personal bags they roam, looking for their free treats
And what that might be? Young children. With fresh tender meat.
This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Pumpkins scream in the dead of night
This is Halloween, everybody make a scene
Trick or treat till the neighbours die of fright…