In this part of the world Halloween is not celebrated. I don’t know how Halloween started. I was not even aware that it’s celebrated on the last evening of October before reading Edwina’s beautiful poem.
Halloween reminds me of film Scream which I watched in my college days. Then its parodies which were packed with others like Grudge–they were hilarious! Halloween also reminds me of pumpkins–I don’t know why but you see a lot of pumpkins and Jack-o-lanterns don’t you?
Pumpkins with shapes like faces in night! I have mostly seen Halloween in films. It’s one of the most fun festivals I must say–it is the most eerie and bizarre of all celebrations.
Even this poem, as I was reading it on the Reader had so many pumpkins on it–every stanza has pumpkins so my guess is right–pumpkins do have to do something with Halloween!
Hall of Ween!
Hallow of a Queen!
Hallo of a Ween?
Thanks Edwina, for this beautiful humorous poem and giving me a reason to rant about Halloween–as I know nothing about Halloween–Trick or Treat! It’s always a Trick–never a treat without a trick you know!
As darkness descends upon us
And the moon casts an eerie glow
On the last day of October
It is All Hallows Eve, you know
Where souls of those once departed
Come back once more to roam
Visiting their old haunts
Finding their way back home
Some of them are banshees
Screaming in the night
Or ugly, warty witches
That look an awful fright
Vampires who are looking
For someone’s blood to suck
Zombies from the graveyard
Decayed, and covered in muck.
There are ghosts and there are werewolves
All of which you’ll meet
When you answer your front door bell
And the kids yell ‘Trick or Treat!’