written by: Paula Puolakka
Halloween is the holiday for the funny goblins,
the cute pixies,
the wicked witches,
and the kids in the superhero costumes,
but it’s also the celebration of the real-life monsters.
Beware of the needles inside the chocolate bars,
the poisonous candy,
and the violators dressed up in the wolf or clown costumes,
holding knives behind their backs,
ready to stab.
Halloween is the holiday for pumpkin carving,
the horror movies,
the black cat and the spider decorations,
and the colorful theme parties,
but it’s also the celebration of the obsessed.
Beware of those wanting to drink the blood of your dog
for the sake of Satan
and those walking around with the boxes of matches and the cans of petrol,
ready to set your house on fire
to summon the ancient spirits.
Paula Puolakka (born August 18, 1982) is a Beat poet, writer, and MA (History of Science and Ideas.) In 2019, The Finnish Reserve Officers' Federation gave her an honorable mention, honoring the academic legacy of Mr. Ludwig Wittgenstein & Mr. Theodore John Kaczynski. In Dec 2020, the PhDs of Tampere University gave her appreciation: her academic article - celebrating her Master's thesis of 2012 and the academic legacy of Mr. Kaczynski & Mr. Wittgenstein - was published by Hybris. In April 2021, Puolakka won the second prize in the "Lahti, the European Green Capital 2021" writing competition. Her story celebrated "Teddy." In Dec, she landed second in the writing contest held by Haloo Maaseutu (monitored by the Centre for Economic Development, Transport, and the Environment.) From Aug 2021 to Feb 2022, Puolakka was the representative of the City of Oulu. Her sixth book came out in Nov 2022. The name of the "limited edition science-art Christmas gift" was Banded Krait: the collection of the acclaimed Beat poems, including her award- and challenge-winning poems (USA, South Africa & Canada, 2019-2022.) A few of them were dedicated to Mr. Kaczynski and Mr. Wittgenstein.
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