THE EXPERIMENT OF THE EYE
The mind is in need of stretching can be a dangerous lesson
To teach; it does a lot of assuming on the part of the part of the pupil,
in terms of flexibility. It’s the Experiment of the Eye.
Later, some years when the lesson’s still fresh, you’ll see the demise of your last sanctuary, you’ll hear the gunshots always. Why, why did I see the dreadful Eye?
Why was it looking at me?
Given everything in an objective view I can’t see how it would ever turn out differently.
What terrified, what could never be explained,
Has given me perspective, has made corporeal the things I didn’t see.
It’s just a house
Enter the house
Oh what a sight
Pumpkin lanterns instead of lights
Haunted or deserted
A ghost round the corner proves that it is the former
The chairs all high backed
A witch sits there with her broom
The time will come soon
Her hat all pointed
She is anointed
The cauldron in the middle
And another witch playing the fiddle
As smoke rises from it
As another witch stirs it
The viper below
A snake of a woman
A spell upon her or a devils’ mark
A skeleton stands before her
Reminding her of impending doom
It may come too soon
Against her jacket she struggles
Frightened and muddled
Enter a ghost
She is her host
The banshee begins to wail
For she must tell her tale
A pumpkin lantern smiles
His eyes yellow and wild
The cauldron waits
As darkness descends upon us
And the moon casts an eerie glow
On the last day of October
It is All Hallows Eve, you know
Where souls of those once departed
Come back once more to roam
Visiting their old haunts
Finding their way back home
Some of them are banshees
Screaming in the night
Or ugly, warty witches
That look an awful fright
Vampires who are looking
For someone’s blood to suck
Zombies from the graveyard
Decayed, and covered in muck.
There are ghosts and there are werewolves
All of which you’ll meet
When you answer your front door bell
And the kids yell ‘Trick or Treat!’
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