Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat

A Poem by TheOther

Hello kid,

said the man.

Happy Halloween!

You've came back!


No man, replied he.

You are mistaken, I am not a kid.

Year after year I have built

with passion my own demise,

carrying through my guise.

I've wear it as a heavy collar,

a costume adorned with gold and dollar.

With pride and sacrifice I've made my way.

The way a child reads a play. 


And year after year you stood here

Smiling and winking.

Feasting and drinking.

A blazing moment I would call you.

With a face of a stranger I knew well.

Offering me candy,

you never intented sharing.

Teaching me how to ponder in melancholy.


Trick or Treat

I was ten and you said to me:

You are too late.

I've given it all.

Even though I could see

the bags right next to you

so full of them

and this world promising lies.


And year after year I came back.

The first to knock your door.

To Trick or Treat you, I was late.

No matter what,

it did not matter to you.

And here I am now fully grown.

A mere adult with a miserable life.

All that were promised that I would be.

I came to ask you why.


The man was merry, he laughed

and drank some more.

You are too late he said,

the answer's gone.


'Tis the man who's gone, said I

as he slipped into the depths of night...

He slammed the door goodbye.


© 2011 TheOther

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Indeed, I agree with Jersey, the hidden depths of this piece do make you ponder. Great write.

Posted 8 Years Ago

This is definatly interesting. The piece is very inspiring, it makes one think quite a lot. I like the reality almost hidden but also very well displayed within this. It seems to hide more meaning than what meets the eye which is a very good thing. I can see where the title fits in but also holds meaning. Very nice job with this one

Posted 8 Years Ago

think you put more meaning behind the lines
like its not really halloween poem
it s more
i love it
really good

Posted 8 Years Ago

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great halloween poem...with a certain mystery about it....interesting take

Posted 8 Years Ago

A cool poem for Halloween love, dark and mysterious, chilling!
Great work

Posted 8 Years Ago

a very wall drawn tale within a tale with enigmatic treats left around corners and bends for the reader to pick up~unwrap~engage~

Posted 8 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

"Year after year I have built
with passion my own demise,
carrying through my guise."

good writing goes a long way!

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Added on November 3, 2010
Last Updated on February 16, 2011



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