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Barry Lee Coyne takes us on a scary journey that invokes some of the scariest images of this annual holiday that is observed around the world.
(SALEM, Ore.) - It's Halloween kids, time for the spirits to come out and invade your neighborhood, seeking candy and a good time and a couple of extra thrills.
It's a time to practice safety but to also have a great time. Kids in the U.S. often 'trick or treat' by going from door to door, dressed in any number of scary and sometimes funny costumes.
And what would All Hallows' Eve be without a scary poem from our ever-inspired writer Barry Lee Coyne? He takes us on a scary journey that invokes some of the scariest images of this annual holiday that is observed around the world.
______________________________________Early dusk had thus arrived, now gleamed that harvest moon,
Surrounded by a band of stars, and yonder, wayward loon,
Shimmered dim-tinged silhouettes of nearly leaveless trees
Abruptly , then interrupted by cool autumn breeze.
Jaunty jack-o-lantern grins on window sill there stood
Amid a mystic nimbus cloud there witch armadas flew
Hollow stumps of Halloween become a hoot owl's perch
Salem-News.com Community Writer Barry Lee Coyne brings to our readers stories from his combined career of journalism and gerontology, and explains that these paths shaped his values. Lee Coyne once worked for The Civil Service Leader in NY State and covered the Legislature. He has also done features on mediation and arbitration, and believes in healthy skepticism. This writer-therapist often views the world as the masks of comedy and tragedy placed upon the scales of justice. For him, optimism inevitably wins. "Lyrical Lee" has traveled to 30 nations aboard and was once a press intern at the UN. His first published article was in The NY Daily News in '59, dealing with the need for integrity in public office.
He also launched the nation's first tele-conference on health education for shut-ins, created the Eldermentors project in VA to pair retirees with immigrant students needing role models, and was the main catalyst behind CCTV's "Public Public" panel show here in Salem. Lee received his BA in International Relations and an MSW in community organization. He currently serves as a member of Salem's Library Advisory Board. To send Lee an email, please write to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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