On Hallows Eve in ninety-one
the dreadful march of ghosts'd begun
to take on ever more frightful hue
till blackened purple blood did run.

On Hallows Eve in ninety-two
the ghouls of darkness came for you
and took you on a maddened spree
of cultic rites you never knew.

On Hallows Eve in ninety-three
I saw that they had come for me
battering down my chamber door
they heeded not my fearful plea.

On this night in ninety-four
the devil's creatures haunt no more
morning dawns the reddened sun
and sends them back to children's lore.


---jrw 12:09am