Be Afraid

Be Afraid
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Stay away from the masquerade, the players arrayed in paper mache,
As brides and grooms, witches with brooms, the room festooned with moons and tombs.
Be afraid

They’re eating, entreating, preening and teeming, but HE is seething, he’s engineering and scheming,
He hides out of sight, an eye without light; he’ll deny a life; it’s his delight.
Be fearing

Do not engage in his fake imitation of trade, his fabricated charade;
He's a blight, never contrite, he’ll pry and try to invite you into the night.
Be affright

He’ll aim to betray, he’ll delay to display his blade with a handle made of jade;
Halloween is his screen, his eerie dream, he’ll leave you to bleed, ceasing to breathe;
Be afraid

Be afraid

Copyright © 2022 Brandon Ellrich

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Published by Brandon Ellrich

I live in Central Missouri and enjoy reading, writing, playing tennis, watching movies, and exploring creative outlets. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and I love to take my readers inside the minds of my characters.

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