Tuesday, October 31, 2006

All Us All The Time Wishes You A Happy Halloween

The Night of All Hallows Eve

Twas the night of All Hallow’s Eve, when all through the cemetery
All the creatures were stirring, and all quite merry.
Shrunken heads were hung on tree branches with care,
In hopes that a great demon would soon be there.

The witches were starting to rise out of their beds,
While visions of spells and magic danced in their heads.
The mummy was nestled all snug in his wrap
As he began to awake from his eternal nap.

When out by the crypt there arose such a clatter,
They all hovered over to see what was the matter.
When, what to their demonic eyes should transpire,
But a black hearse and a very well dressed vampire.

With a skeleton driver, so lively and quick,
They knew in a moment it must be Vampire Nick.
More rapid than vultures his bats they came,
And he moaned, and wailed, and called them by name!

“Now Dagger! Now, Slasher! Now, Lasher and Scratchen.
On, Blade! On, Spade! On, on Slicer, and Gashen.
To the top of the tombstones! To the top of the cemetery walls!
Now hunt away! Hunt away! Hunt away all!”

Then like those bats that vampire did fly
Like a soaring eagle against a moonlit sky.
So up to the crypt-top he flew
With his undead driver and his bats too.

And then they heard a howling on the roof
The scratching and pawing of a werewolf.
As the shrunken heads started to scream and turn around
Down the crypt Werewolf and Vampire Nick came with a bound.

The zombies started to arise from their graves
And the night dwellers emerged from their caves.
A banshee played harp and began her song
As a trio of bridge trolls sang along.

Vampire Nick in that fantastic suit
Started handing to the witches fresh eye of newt.
They were thrilled and they cackled as they grabbed their brooms.
They chanted spells as they danced on the tombs.

Then he presented the werewolf with a giant bone
And the mummy a purple velvet lined casket of his very own.
The cemetery was filled with eerie laughter and shrills
All the creatures of the night were getting their thrills.

They shrieked and danced and partied away,
The zombies all got new limbs for the ones lost from decay.
All the undead received new toys
Including a couple of obnoxious teenage boys.

Then Vampire Nick reached in to his cape and without a word
Pulled out an extraordinary beautiful raven black bird.
You could hear it call as it flew in to the moonlit sky out of sight
“Happy All Hallows Eve, and to all a very frightening night!”

A little fun adaptation from in-house writer, Icats Nitram, with a few Map Nitram illustrations. From all of us here at All Us All the Time we do wish you a safe and fun Hallows Eve Night!!

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