written by: Aaron McMillan
Light has dimmed, night is arriving,
Summer has ended, the long night is here,
Animals, clothes and food is bought,
As the fire and bone is created.
Gather round and come together,
Dance and be merry, let them here your thoughts,
Samhain is here, let us say farewell,
Let the others travel freely between us.
Dress up in your fur and animal wears,
Stay close to your crimson friend,
They can’t get close if you follow these rules,
Encounter the evil one’s at your peril.
Guisers run by going from door to door,
What will you do, so they hand over a treat,
Will you sing or read a poem or even make me laugh,
One thing is certain it better be pure.
Come on in and lets us play,
Dookin’ for apples will be the game,
Can you get all that you need?
By the end of the evening none must be left.
Return to the fires take an ember home,
Relight your hearth fire, watch the ashes form,
Tonight is our night, let’s be joyous in life,
Tomorrow is a new day, a new year.
Empty chairs have been sat in,
Food at your table has been eaten,
Witches hour has now passed,
Chimes are now ringing.
All hallows’ eve is over.
Aaron has been published in several poetry books; Men of Words 2015, The Poetry Anthology 2016, Ripples in Verse and The Wider View. He has also has a book published titled ''In the Highlands''.