Halloween Night

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    Halloween Night

    By John R. Butcher

    “Halloween Night”

    We go to the Door, and knock real loud,
    And holler “Trick or Treat”.
    We hope for cake and candy,
    Or something really sweet.

    And we forget, about the code,
    In which Halloween was based.
    Then, we talk of “all” we got,
    From every single place!!!

    Forgetting they could trick us,
    Or scare us from our wits.
    Then we say “no” candy,
    Well, that place was the pits.

    But, think!!! For just a moment,
    Of what we do and say.
    We go out late at night,
    And for a Trick or Treat, we pray.

    A night when ghosts and goblins,
    Are said to freely roam.
    Until we get our goodies,
    And then we’re safely home.

    So when you’re “Trick or Treating”, my child,
    And the ghouls are out in flight,
    Take it slow and easy,
    And have a Happy Halloween Night!!!

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    jam4muzic commented on Halloween Night

    08-05-2009

    I really like Halloween season. But, I don't think you grasp what Halloween is. I didn't really like your poem that much. Are you basically lecturing about halloween rather than detailing it? Anyway...do you mind checking out my poems? I'm new and want to know other's opinions.

    wirlmaster

    12/09/2011

    Halloween is thought to be a pagan holiday!!! I'm a christian and still I go to halloween parties and I enjoy the festivities. I will not get in a debate with you about me misunderstanding the meaning of Halloween because the poem got your attention and thats what poetry is about!!! reaching out and grabbing you, expressing yourself in words, making you think about the past, present and future and maybe even taking a look at something through someone elses eyes and seeing a new perspectives. Halloween is commonly thought to have pagan roots, even though it's etymology is Christian.[11] Historian Nicholas Rogers, exploring the origins of Halloween, notes that while "some folklorists have detected its origins in the Roman feast of Pomona, the goddess of fruits and seeds, or in the festival of the dead called Parentalia, it is more typically linked to the Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-an or sow-in)", derived from the Old Irish Samuin meaning "summer's end".[11] Samhain was the first and by far the most important of the four quarter days in the medieval Irish and Scottish[12] calendar[13][14] and, falling on the last day of autumn, it was a time for stock-taking and preparation for the cold winter months ahead.[11] There was also a sense that this was the time of year when the physical and supernatural worlds were closest and magical things could happen.[13][14] To ward off these spirits, the Gaels built huge, symbolically regenerative bonfires and invoked the help of the gods through animal and perhaps even human sacrifice

    Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

    Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

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