The night of All Hallows draws near
though the reason is somewhat less clear;
The reigning esthetic
and sugar eclipses all fear . . .
The idea that spirits abound,
that The Dead ever hover around,
is a lie straight from Hell
and a fable to sell
souls and sugar, per ounce and per pound.
Halloween: put a mask on the mess.
As a nation, we ought to confess
that our sin’s overflowing;
our evil is showing—
we’re due for a trick, I would guess.
Using candy, they settle the score:
secret weapon in Lucifer‘s war
for this treat dietetic
dressed up as the ghosts that we are.