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Sunday, July 10, 2011
GoodFright; Salem's Eve of Saints
Walking Through Salem, MA on All Hallows Eve
I stumble upon a celebration; what can it be?
Costumed revelers dance through the town
as unsettled spirits are no longer bound.
Halloween has unleashed ghosts that taunt
as visitors gather to enter old haunts.
The Common is ablaze with sights and sounds
while Wiccas worship - magic is around.
Children laugh and squeal with delighted fear,
Attend a seance if you dare.
Visit the graveyard where Judge Hathorne now lives
Pray for the souls condemned by ignorance.
The men and women hung and tortured at Gallows Hill
are forever remembered in our hearts still.
Continuing my walk towards Derby's Wharf.
I smell the salt and imagine the old port.
One time alive and bustling with cargo and seamen
along with the tales of pirate adventures out in the ocean.
I stroll to the House of Seven Gables and stare
intently I listen for any remaining souls there.
Hearing nothing but the wind whispering I turn and see
Nathaniel Hawthorne's ghost floating in front of me!
My heart pounds loudly I barely can hear
the sound of footsteps coming near
A hand grasps my arm as I shriek
It's only my friend asking what kept me
shaking my head trying to clear the haze of a dream
I realize things are not always what they seem.
So I continue my journey through a city that is alive
with history, heritage and any type of being you may spy.
To all have a Happy Halloween and GoodFright!!!!
Tammy Anne Callahan-Callanan
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July 10, 2011 at 3:39 PM
Halloween 2011 Awesome! :)
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