Greetings from Friends - Thanks to
Thanks for your "scary" greetings.
More than two thousand years ago
A Celebration for the Dead, Returning
The Night before the Celtic New Year
With Costumes and Sacrificial Burning.
With a Celebration of the Harvest
And to Honor one’s Dead Ancestry
It spread across all of Europe
In the Seventh Century.
“All Hallows Eve”, “Night Of The Dead”
“All Souls Day”, for the Christians
Nobody really knows for sure
Where each of those Beliefs begins.
The first lighted fruit was gourds and
With Scary Faces carved, embers inside
To ward off all of the Evil Spirits
Who roamed the streets and
The Irish brought America this
Of carving turnips and even potatoes
But quickly learned Pumpkins were
Being bigger, wherein the garden it
Bobbing for apples once was popular
Dating back to ancient Roman days
To honor Pomona, Goddess of fruits
As just one of their many Holidays.
“Trick Or Treat” was for the Spirits
To leave them a “Treat” outside your
If not they would play “Tricks” on you
With all kinds of Evil held in store.
All Cats were thought of as Spiritual
But the Black Cat was the very worst
Some thought them Incarnated Humans
And many felt that they were Cursed.
Beeswax candles were colored “Orange”
And “Black” draped Caskets were the
Colors for those Masses for the Dead
Back there in that Ancient day.
“Fires” where Druids Sacrificed life
Burned to the skeletal “bone”
Formed what we now call “bonfires”
A “new” word we thought we’ve always
Worshipers danced ‘round those fires
Wearing disguises on head and skin
And throughout the years Halloween
Has become steeped in Paganism.
And today we spend fourteen billion
And most people don’t even know,
Except for all those Ghosts and
And fake Witches flying ‘cross the Sky.
Del “Abe” Jones
Dette er min
Halloweengave til dig. This is
my Halloweengreetings to you.