READER’S POEM: Halloween

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Of all the eerie nights I’ve seen

There’ve been none more than Halloween

All things orange, all things black

Ghouls and horror and lanterns, Jack

A time for clouds all thick and grey

A chance for night to have its day

The kings of darkness do arise

Their queens so aptly in disguise

Witches preparing for the night

With well-pressed hats and cauldrons bright

“Tonight’s the night,” I’ve heard it said

But this one’s mainly for the dead

All hail All Hallows Eve

BY Ivan Smason