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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

Paula Puolakka

Paula Puolakka (1982) is a Beat poet, writer, and MA (History of Science and Ideas) who has won poetry and short story contests held in the USA and Israel. She has also been given credit from the essay contests held in Finland, for example, by The Finnish Reserve Officers' Federation. Her interview that was published through SoFloPoJo in October 2019 and included, for example, her views over the thoughts of Mr. Ludwig Wittgenstein, Mr. Theodore Kaczynski, and over the different forms of violence in society, had to be, unfortunately, withdrawn since the editors went and censored the interview after the publication without her permission. Puolakka's uncensored interview can still be found through Re:fiction. Between 4/2019 and 5/2020, Puolakka was 25 x the winner of the poetry challenge held by Poetry Potion. Her latest work can be found through Jerry Jazz Musician and The Burgundy Zine. The newspapers Kaleva and Savon Sanomat have also supported Puolakka’s opinions, and the radio station Dei has shared her good vibes on 6/15/20, 1/23/20 & 09/23/19.
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