The spooks stirred in their hallowed graves
The creatures of memory, nightmare's slaves
But I, in my lonely house did wait
For the coming dawn to the tap tap, of fate.
Hoots and shouts shook through the walls
Goulies, and shadows and death-bird caws
But I did not hear them over the scream
Shaking from my bones and up through my veins.
The door handle rattled, the thump, thump of hands
Their twisting and shaking and guttural demands
I lifted my finger and bit down on the end
Stilling myself, begging for strength, my old friend
The demons burst through the dejected door
Syrupy liquid drizzling from mouth to floor
"Don't look. It can't hurt you. This horror can't last."
Were my last sane thoughts before they started to dance
They leapt and they screamed and they bounced and they tore
Until I could bear the insanity no more.
"Bring me all candy and go to your rooms!"
I squeezed myself, holding my sanity tight
Praying I'd live through post-Halloween night.
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