Halloween, or Day of the Dead, has become a night of fun and remembrance for many human cultures in the northern hemisphere. Today, we have a new Marc Latham Folding Mirror poem posted on the fmpoetry.wordpress.com website yesterday.
Halloween Creation and Motivation
Hi, it’s William Wolfsworth, poetry correspondent at the Greenygrey. As the Earth’s axial tilt points southerly at the sun for this half of its orbit around the sun, the northern hemisphere loses most contact with the sun.
For old pagan cultures it was the end of the year. With harvests finished, it was a time to celebrate, give thanks, and remember. They believed the boundary between the worlds of the living and dead was at its thinnest during this time of year.
Horror and Sacrifice: Of Man and Wolf
Unfortunately, they also used to sacrifice animals, although it was probably no worse than the slaughtering of animals today when stunning and strict slaughterhouse rules are not followed.
Talking of harvests and slaughterhouses, they are calling the hunting of wolves as a harvest in the U.S.A., and one group of human hunters saw fit to dress up like Leatherface off The Texas Chainsaw Massacre for it. Quite fitting for Halloween, which is most popular in the U.S.A.!
The U.S.A. does also have a rich abundance of wildlife though, unlike the U.K., and many wildlife advocates who work tirelessly for animals.
If God Created Werewolves to Scare and Destroy
I thought that was quite fitting, as the ‘wolf hunt’ is a human massacre motivated by sadism and greed. If wolves did the reverse it would make them look like… werewolves!
I don’t think I’ve ever even seen a werewolf in a horror movie posing with its victim. So in this regard, the humans above, and their fellow trophy and sports hunters, traditionally including the British royal family, are worse than a horror writer’s worst werewolf nightmares.
Halloween Horrors Poem
Marc said the wolf massacre was the main catalyst for the Halloween poem below, but it is just one of humanity’s many horrible assaults on nature in the world; whether for sport and luxury goods, or land and wealth, humanity is driven by ego, economy and population to continue destroying the natural world and its fellow lifeforms.
Have fun with humanity-created witches and werewolves for Halloween night, but for your own benefit and that of the natural world, it’s best to remember that the real horror of the world is no doubt humanity.
Although there are lots of nice things about humans too, including helping some animals. Humans are victims of other animals sometimes too.
However, if God created werewolves to scare and destroy, maybe that’s why it gave one day to the wolf, and about thirty to humanity.
“I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”
Robert Oppenheimer‘s thoughts upon seeing the first artificial nuclear explosion; by a bomb he had helped create.
Defenders of Nature, Demonised as Witches
catch a falling star
transform it nuclear
capture the rainbow
mine every ounce glow
hunt sweet shaped cloud
sow together Earth’s shroud
humanity radiates acid rain, ancients interpreted to explain
fall of humanity continues
overseen by wise retinues
loving their lowest hour
protected by power
Big Bang reverse
one god no universe