IOI (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

You Never Know.

At the approach of All Souls Eve
I am not sure what to believe
Most see it as a time for fun.
The preparations have begun

The stores are stocking fancy dress.
For little children to impress
and hopefully frighten their friends.
With the very latest trends

Witches, warlocks, vampires and ghouls
And other stealers of men’s souls.
That’s what they will pretend to be.
They’ll trick or treat innocently.

I have a different point of view
I fear the legends may be true.
I lock my doors and stay at home.
When unclean spirits free to roam.

Can wreak revenge on enemies.
At will in any way they please.
Every year folks disappear
And very rarely re appear.

But those that do are not the same.
To me it’s not a children’s game
When folks vanish mysteriously.
I tend to take it seriously.



I will remain behind locked doors
Which seems to me the wisest course.
Until the Sun rises on a new day
I will tell my beads and pray.

You’re free to do what you want to
What I believe may not be true.
You never know who you might meet
When you are playing trick or treat.

Friday,14 October 2011
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