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 10 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 10 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 10 Years Ago

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

Posted 10 Years Ago

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

Posted 10 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 10 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 10 Years Ago

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



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