Halloween was in the air
But the silence of the year,
Death threats from the pandemic
Crept up high and low
Down the streets and to all corners
Wasn’t it supposed to be a fun day?
Agitating serenity filling the streets,
Abandoning the merriness of the day,
Terrifying titbit elements of joy
That clung to towering trees
And low lying flowers!
This was a different day, a weird one
Awaiting the usual call of Festivity,
Little feets hurrying down streets
And the air filling with spirits and woos
From ghosts hiding behind haunted homes
All I say is- Halloween is here
And my heart is haunted, abandoned and fearful
As the branch creaks silently
And the pumpkins glimmer alone,
Garish grins welcoming no one.
As if it was
The maws of Tartarus
No one plays princess or icon
To walk down the rain-drenched street.
It is the start of the century
And the moon is red with blood
On a very lonely October.
And a lone bat departs from the rafters.
Its leathery wings heralding a new century.
Filling the rain-soaked asphalt loneliness.
Free from candy or mirth.
Written by: Arul and Sonia
Feature Image: Cypnie Dalmeida