Aria da capo: Halloween

Darryl Willis
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1 min readDec 20, 2023

A Christmas Meditation

Photo by Duncan Kidd on Unsplash

The Summer ends, the days begin
to change with Halloween.
Ghosts and ghouls rule the night:
the host of the unseen.

Harvest is done the nights grow long
and Winter’s caress reigns supreme.
The cold invades the warmest space.
The light becomes an empty dream.

The darkness deepens, the world’s in fear.
Hate and ignorance take control.
Until descends the deepest night
that envelopes every soul.

A Christmas Carol is not a song
but a story of haunting regret.
Aria da capo, Halloween —
a tale of ghosts: and yet, and yet

there shines a light on this darkest night —
a hope that all’s not done.
An angelic choir sing songs of joy
and evening turns into dawn.

Glory to God in the Heavens above
and on Earth peace to those on whom
God’s favor shines with love divine
as light dispels the gloom.

©Darryl Willis, December 16, 2023



Darryl Willis

Has worked in non-profits for 40 years and is currently a Regional Director for an international non-profit. He holds an MA in Biblical text.