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THE EVENING OF ALL SOULS
The October day had surrendered to the dark,
when the winds of chill began to howl
and carried on its back a woeful bark,
followed by the warning of the owl.
With shutters clapping rhythmic on the sides
the house began to waken in the night,
alerting me of what may be outside,
I arose to put the porch in light.
Putting mind to ease I then returned
to my long-awaited evening meal,
there in the pot, though slightly cooled,
still would nourish and thus my hunger heal.
Then with the spoon but barely at my lips
there came a pounding loud, upon my door.
The fear, had journeyed fast from head to hips,
and frozen now, my feet seemed, to the floor.
Then came again that urgent, frightful sound
which stirred my mind back into action.
I rose slowly, yet still my heart began to pound,
as curiosity now demanded its satisfaction.
What dread awaited me out in the night?
What hellish thing had put my heart to beat?
I unlatched and flung the door to face the fright,
and heard the gleeful yell of “trick or treat!”
I had forgotten about the day of souls in pain
and the evening that passes in between,
that day and the next, of all the Saints.
The eve all children know, as Halloween.
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