All Hallows' Eve
On All Hallows' Eve the dead will arise
to walk the earth amidst you and I.
Barriers are breached 'tween their world and ours
as lost souls flow forth and cause men to cower,
The Lord of the Dead releases their bonds
to roam the creation from dusk until dawn
The Evil of the night is kept at bay
by fashioned masks bearing unholy traits
while candles are lit so the spirits may find
the family and friends they left behind.
Listen to the whispers in songs on the wind,
They'll reveal your future if you welcome them in,
The dearly departed are invited to feast,
or tricks will be played if you deny them a treat,
Forgotten are the tales the elders once weaved,
but they come back to haunt on All Hallows' Eve.
Jack E. Bilek
Source: The Starlite Cafe