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A Haunting by Death
by Vivian L Dawson

Thursday, October 04, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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 "It was traditionally believed
that the souls of the departed
wandered the earth until All
Saints' Day, and All Hallows'
Eve provided one last chance
for the dead to gain vengeance
on their enemies before moving
onto the next world. In order to
avoid being recognized by any
soul that might be seeking such
vengeance, people would don
masks or costumes to disguise
their identities"

~A Haunting by Death~

Zero to 60 I can become
witch'ie as your biggest
haunting nightmare but
even in daylight you are
not safe since I am the
dark side side of You

Meaning of life grows
stronger when you don't
call upon me letting
intuitive visions integrate
All Saints' Day releasing
seasons of real or imagined
fears from All Hallow's Eve

(c) A Haunting by Death
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Reviewed by Rory Dall (Reader) 10/18/2012
It's good to be reminded that the origins of Halloween are far removed from the commercial manifestation today. In Celtic culture it's called Samhain; the feis or feast day when the door to the other world opens to let the souls of the dead pass through. I like your idea that we the haunted may soon become those who haunt.
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 10/6/2012
tis' the season! haunting Viv
Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader) 10/6/2012
Zesty slice of wickedness in here. The picture is a captivating thing. Just the word nightmare is pretty horrible, especially for people who regularly have them. ~~ DIana
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/6/2012
even in daylight you are
not safe since I am the
dark side side of You

Frightening, indeed.
Reviewed by D. Vegas 10/5/2012
Again you give us an enjoyable write, thank you, Vivian.

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 10/5/2012
Thanks for the history lesson. I was wondering where all that strange behavior came from. There is always send historical reasons for the rituals we find so amusing and timeless.

Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams 10/5/2012
Thanks for the heads up to cover the face! A fun and exciting slant, and thanks for the back up history lesson. Be well, Kathy
Reviewed by Joy Hale 10/5/2012
A wonderful "witchie" tale told well. Also, thanks for the background on All Hallows Eve, I had never heard it before. Your poem tells an interesting tale that absorbed my senses. Good write.

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by ANNA CLOUTIER (Reader) 10/5/2012
another wonderful poem vivian...keep them coming, anna
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 10/5/2012
Aye I am very familiar with this :)
Nice write again Vivian and also
a wee little history lesson too

Love and Light
Reviewed by william goldman (Reader) 10/4/2012
YES, YES, AND SOME LIKE MYSELF DON,T EVEN NEED A MASK ----------------------------------LOL HG
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 10/4/2012
Thank you for the history lesson, Vivien. Mow it is up to us to be careful forbearance. The goblins I think have themselves. Ahhh,they are gobbling across this threshold.
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 10/4/2012
woderful story followed by a very surealut true account

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