Beware the Wind and Librarians Promising Freedom, Poetry, Photography, Digital Art, and Blog

in PowerHouseCreatives2 months ago (edited)

Beware the Wind

and

Librarians Promising Freedom

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The book lost its leaves
When the wind broke its spine

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The librarian cried be free
The libertarian said shush

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Whereas our poor little book

Was left permanently dumb
Lying in its own detritus


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I was bemoaning ... at a distance ... to a mask-less, random woman in the Dollar Store yesterday that due to the zombie apocalypse, Halloween would most likely be canceled ... well trick or treating anyways, not something easy to break to your just turned 11-year-old.

Even though we throw out most of the candy or get creative with it ... yeah, like don't feed your kids straight sugar. It's toxic ... even if it is multi-coloured and brought to you by Warren Buffet ... we still enjoy the act of going door to door and taking in the decorations and the mischievous joy of the night. Last year, we went as Thing One and Thing Two. Yeah my son and I dress up together. That's a mummy win if you ask me. (Tee Hee)

My son is likely to age out pretty soon, become too cool; so there aren't many more opportunities left for him to have a child's Halloween. I promised him that we will do something festive and fun no matter what. We will certainly decorate our home to an inch of our monster loving lives, turn our balcony into a pumpkins patch.

Still what he calls the best night of the year is likely to be a subdued affair.

Although ... to be honest ... I sense it will also be a night full of rebellion and strife in certain places. Halloween may not be a safe night to be on the streets. Fingers crossed the holiday will bring us together, and hi-light our connection and commonalities as we disguise ourselves as the Dead and the Easy.

Given all the spin, haif-truths, and propaganda flying around from every which way ... yeah, no side is telling the truth, my little Muggles. ... there will still be tricks o'plenty this Halloween. Machinations and ploys, planned elections that must go forward, and premature elections that should never have been called during what is supposed to be such a dangerous time. There's fear and hate-mongering galore. Yep, so much fear and bad health advice. Seriously watching the news and clicking into most social media is truly bad for your health.

Hollah for HIVE

How do I know ... I am actually happy and healthy. True story.

So what is a truth-telling, science-loving ... math-loving ... nonfearful bookish girl to do for Halloween. Sometimes silence is golden. Nobody wants to exorcises a ghost no one knows is there.

Don't say BOO and try to fit in with the dead.

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Words and Images are my own.

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Halloween in the US seems to have been heading more into an adult holiday.

Living in the rural country, we never had traditional trick or treaters, due to the distances between homes. We usually piled in the car and I took them around to see friends in the neighborhood which would inevitable end up with an invite in for donuts and cider. It wasnt the same but we didnt have to be concerned with food safety either. :)

Donuts and ciders sound lovely. Better I think:)

 2 months ago 

I'm not sure what Halloween will bring for us here, either, but it's looking more likely that door-to-door won't happen. My annual Halloween party hasn't even been planned. Alas. My awesome black-as-my-soul kilt will need to wait another year.

Maybe stringing orange lights aboot the front room and watching old black and white horror movies until the great pumpkin arrives will be fun. For me anyway.

 2 months ago 

And yeah, it's pretty awesome that you and your son dress the same. :)

I think in most places Halloween parties are actually illegal. Let that sink in. Yes, I think it will be a Charlie Brown Halloween for us all. But more like waiting for the Great Pumpkin to leave the pumpkin patch; if you know what I mean; so we can all half our doses on the blue pill. LOL