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The Illusion of Halloween: A Free-Verse Poem

Lily Claus, Writer

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Is Halloween really what everyone thinks it is?

Is it really the season to ward off cruelty

That is was once intended to be?

Or is it something else?

 

Once we wore masks of cruelty

to hide our hope and happiness.

Now we wear masks of hope and happiness

to hide our cruelty.

 

Is this really what society has become?

A sea of cruelty hidden by masks of normalcy?

Are we supposed to just sit by

while humanity is divided

by these silly masks?

By pumpkins and scarecrows?

 

It’s only when you look deeper

that you realize that this

is how it has always been.

The tricks and treats always distracting us

from the goals of this holiday.

 

This season of fears and hopes

tainted by discrimination.

This season when all of the beautiful horrors

come out to play with the real world.

This season with cheerfully oblivious children

giggling up and down the streets.

This charade

of character and face.

 

A time when only false demons and false angels

will roam the earth,

wrapping themselves in cloaks

and brandishing the daggers of society.

Age and demeanor

determined by the masks we will wear on this day.

 

The only way to see the truth

is to look behind the masks

and see the core of each-other’s beings.

Only then

will we truly coexist.

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