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All Hallows Eve

It’s here again all hallows eve
From times past when many did grieve
But for those that believe, the dead are coming to play
On this the eve of Halloween day.

The ghosts the ghouls and the dead do arise
Amongst trick or treaters, that’s where they survive
They dance around you and you don’t know it’s them
All dressed as ordinary women and men.

When you open your door and offer a treat
Look into the eyes of those that you meet
The ghouls and the ghosts will no eye contact give
Because they are from the grave, they do not live.

When you offer no treat I must say beware
An evil ghost or ghoul, could be standing there
They want you to give them a treat for their pains
So never close the door, you may hear the rattle of chains.

They are out on their night and we should not be there
It is all Hallows Eve so let us be fair
Let them wander and roam up every dark street 
And look on with envy as others trick and they treat.

For once in twelve months is when they rise from the dead
They are finding new souls to replace them instead
So when you offer a sweet to a treater on the door
Take the blame on yourself if you are seen no more. 

They make it all fun and entice you to play
But they want your soul on this Halloween day
The small and the large you must look into their eyes
And hope it is human as it’s too late for ‘whys?’ 

 On this Hallows Eve my advice to you all
Is stay behind your doors when the children do call.
You think they want candy and a party or two
But it’s souls they are after and coming for you.
© GG 11/09/2013

Contest Entry for: Everything Halloween.

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  1. Date: 9/14/2013 1:01:00 AM
    this is VERY creative, Mandy. and I think it will do really well if it's for the contest of Russell. GOOD job. Is any of it based in real tradition? I have studied the origins of Halloween and had not quite heard this before.

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 4:10:00 PM
    I love Halloween, and I loved this poem, too! Great work, Mandy! The flow of the words with the rhymes makes this a very enjoyable poem to read!...I have written three poems with a Halloween theme...Thank you for the kind comments on my poem. I really appreciate it!

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 11:33:00 AM

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 3:18:00 PM
    This is really good, Mandy, in fact an excellent poem, which (witch) does stir the imagination...well written and enjoyable to read.........