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Horror's Horror

It began in the distant, superstitious past.
When things decayed and wouldn’t last.

The musty smells of autumn signaled the day,
When the fertility of summer would go away.

When long nights of cold, hunger and death,
Would replace the plenty of summer’s path.

Spirits were many and filled the earth.
Appeasing them brought happiness and mirth.

Ignoring them brought death and pain.
Fear of the great unknown did reign.

Religion tried to control our fear,
Ritual and order would keep us dear.

Science unraveled the darkest myth,
Rendering them harmless, lacking pith.

But old customs grow and evolve.
With science our superstitions to resolve.

With it too, our fantasies to grow,
Our old fear of death into a macabre show.

While spirits once meant fertility and life.
They are now all blood and gore with an editor’s knife.

With so many undead to kill in so little time.
We’ve lost the value of shock to unwind.

When death has no value we will succumb,
To the evil within us—let it come!

Copyright 2002 © Ronald W. Hull


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Reviewed by Poetry Deborah
Awesome work - great talent. I love your work...this piece really makes us think.
Reviewed by Victor Jensen
Very thought provoking. I like your style and the way you can put so much in one poem. - Vic
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen
Hmmm, I must admit I'm a SciFi Channel fan, watching Clive Barker's Saint Sinner right now...I've always liked books on deathly spirits, the musty smell of superstition and the darkest raveled myth! Enjoyed the topic and the quick-paced word use, Ron!

Reviewed by na na (Reader)
Yes Ron ... I can see the dead coming more and more and evl ruling the world. Bill
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Awesome, Ron!! Love, your friend, Karen Lynn. ((((HUGS)))) :)
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
Exceptional, really enjoyed this one, Ron.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
A well-written piece, Ron!!!!!

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Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Quite wonderful...I love it
Reviewed by Alexander Shaumyan (Reader)
As far as I understand the Holiday, it is the festival of regeneration--of the dead coming to life. Excellent poem. Loved the last lines:

When death has no value we will succumb,
To the evil within us—let it come!

Reviewed by Theresa Koch
This was soooo awesome I absolutely loved this!
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