Who Murders Halloween?

It wasn’t long ago that trick and treating

was so much fun, where kids gather hanging

around the streets with their specialized masks on

creatively made by their doting moms for this occasion

as their annoyed dads yelled over and complained  

for a burnt cupcake in the oven or a dish uncooked.

It wasn’t long ago that homes were opened widely

for these adorable little ones, joyfully and happily

wanting to gather as many candies and sweets as they can

counting every bit of pieces, as a certain kid named Joann

is heard crying over a lost piece of candy or a stolen chocolate

from the notoriously naughty boy around, who is always late.

It wasn’t long ago, that masks were worn for fun,

for enjoyment, and for creating special bonds with everyone

it could be a friend, a loved one, or just a random fellow

on a party, on any occasion, on a bone fire with marshmallow

but mostly to put a smile on every child’s face in a voice so upbeat

knocking at your doors shouting at the top of their lungs “trick or treat”.

It wasn’t really long ago, because for now, this year maybe

it will all be just a memory not so long ago, we say

masks will still be worn every moment everywhere but not to have fun

or do trick or treat, but to combat a virus that kills like a gun

murdering excitement, enjoyment, and amusement in Halloween

he who truly scares destroys and ends fun in Halloween.

P. S.

When I think of Orange, (color) I think of Halloween. So this poem is posted and inspired by kate’s Friday Fun – Orange

And Eugenia’s weekly prompt/photo: an orange giant pumpkin house – normally used to adorn homes and streets during Halloween

54 Comments

  1. Sadje says:

    A heartfelt poem Mich.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Sadje…

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome my friend

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  2. mrswrangler says:

    A wonderful poem.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you..so much

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  3. My wife and I were discussing what Halloween will be like this year. I like how you wrote this. Have a great day.

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    1. michnavs says:

      thank you so much.. indeed we are all wondering what Halloween will be like, then thanksgiving, then Christmas…

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      1. I know. It’s not easy.

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  4. ivor20 says:

    Poignant and sadly so true for this year at least ??… Oh…and here I am going to the cemetery with a mask on, looking like a grave robber… I hope I don’t scare the ‘daylights out them’…..

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    1. michnavs says:

      ohhh, you keep safe in there Ivor… i am sure your flowers for your beloved are now beautifully placed

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      1. ivor20 says:

        Yes they are… and beautiful…
        💜❤🌹

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  5. murisopsis says:

    We are still about 8 weeks from Halloween and people are starting to decorate. The stores have the displays of pumpkins and candy all set up. I wish they’d wait until at least the first day of Autumn!

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    1. michnavs says:

      I’ve been reading about it too..and yes maybe toi early to start.

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  6. calmkate says:

    you mixed a lot into this one Mich, joy and documentation of how the virus has changed so much of people’s lives …. well composed!

    Thanks for joining in and for such a thought provoking post 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you too kate for always coming with a very interesting prompt ..❤❤❤

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      1. calmkate says:

        a colour is hardly interesting by itself but the responses were amazing … may have to do some more colours 🙂
        thanks for joining in Mich!

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      2. michnavs says:

        Always kate…🧡🧡🧡

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      3. calmkate says:

        lol love how you guys can even get orange hearts 🙂

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      4. michnavs says:

        Hahahahaha…yeah…right

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  7. Garfield Hug says:

    True about masks – these days masks remind me of Covid-19 and prevention of diseases. Take care.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Same here GH…covid has taken away the fun in the masks..keep safe in there.

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  8. Nathi says:

    It’s sad but you’ve brilliantly written it, Mich✨💜

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    1. michnavs says:

      Awww thank you Nathi..so glad you like it

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      1. Nathi says:

        My pleasure 😇 and have a wonderful day, Mich!!

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      2. michnavs says:

        🌻🌻🌻🌻

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  9. Great topic and poem, SweetMich!!!
    ‘Tis sad…but we must do what we can to keep each other safe. I think of Halloweens that we had fun family things, small gatherings, trunk-or-treat events, playing fun games, carving pumpkins, etc. that were safe and kids still got to dress up and get a LOT of candy even if they didn’t go door to door! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Carolyn..we love to dress up in costumes during halloween ..and its always very memorable..this year though will.surely be memorable too but for all the not so good reasons.

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  10. I hope the children can enjoy Halloween sad to see their fun ruined by the wearing of masks. You poem really reflected the new atmosphere of Halloween.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Nanette..🧡🧡🧡

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  11. -Eugenia says:

    I love Halloween and I am afraid this year is going to be disappointing to many. Even before COVID, Halloween was threatened by not so nice folks and tainted candy, etc. Your poem is so true, Mich! Thank you for participating,

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    1. michnavs says:

      I love halloween too mainly becauese i love to see young ones happy and enjoying the treats they received ..
      Thank you Eugi

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  12. This is such a lovely poem, Mich and yes so sad no one will be able to enjoy Halloween this year. In India too this year we are not enjoying any festivals all because of COVID as no one is allowed social distancing.

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    1. michnavs says:

      I agree kamal…the pandemic has changed the way we live…but i pray it ends soon..

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      1. Yes absolutely and we must pray for things to run smoothly like before, Mich 🙏🙏🙏

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  13. maria says:

    Aww… two months before this fun time. I hope we can still find our own little ways to enjoy Halloween.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Sana…sana nga Maria..thank you..🙏🙏🙏

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  14. Such a different, yet beautiful take Mich..sadly now the word masks connotes such a sad feeling. Festival and all other events have been such a subdued affair this year. Hope we see better days soon. Take care ❤ !

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Radhika and yes i continue to hope and pray for things to at least be better…🙏🙏🙏

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  15. iidorun says:

    Hello dear friend! Reading this made me sad and nostalgic for “pre-covid” times. We won’t be doing anything for halloween except decorating. I highly doubt families would let their kids trick-or-treat – at least I hope not! Catching on your lovely words this weekend…

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    1. michnavs says:

      Hi Irma…it would be a sad halloween for the kids, i am sure.but yeah decorating would be wonderful..
      Happy weekend..and keep safe..

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  16. It’s a fun time of year. I sure hope that kids stay safe but still have some great fun.
    Boo! 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you tom..🙂

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  17. Thinking of you and your family. I wanted to stop by with some ❤ and (((HUGS))) today.
    🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      thank you Carolyn.. so much…

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  18. Hi Michelle. This is a great response to the prompts and very well thought out.

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    1. michnavs says:

      thank you s much Kim… i just really think of all the kids and young adults who already missed out so much this year..

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    1. michnavs says:

      thank you maria

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