We’re delighted to publish this video and poem to Roger Guetta’s wonderful The Guetta Fringe Column. Roger created a fabulous Facebook Group especially for mobile photography and art Halloween creations and we have selected some images from that to create this video. We hope you enjoy it as well as the poetry.
Many thanks to all the contributors to this video including: Rachel Loomis, Carolyn Hall Young, Roger Guetta, Dominque Torrent, Meri Walker, Benamon Tame, Yannick Brice, Antonio Mojica, Andrew Lucchesl, Rob DePaolo, Andrea Bigianni, Jo Sullivan, Anette Schmitz-Millrath, Robert Rozier, Julien Revellion, Kristina Ruckova, Jennifer Bracewell, Elaina Wilcox, Maura Shine, Giancarlo Beltrame, Yannick Brice, Paul Toussaint, Marsha Estes, Brett Chenoweth, Giulia Baita, Cynthia Westover, Aldo Pacheco, Armineh Hovanesian, Hulijorestreskechentrech Bliraoginom, Davide Capponi, Liz Grilli, Federica Corbelli, Benamon Tame, Kim Martino-Diaz, Maura Shine, Rob DePaolo, James Clarke, Revue Métèque, Christine Heron, Natali Prosvetova, Rino Rossi, Andrea Koerner, Adrienne Parks, Shea McJagger, Steffi J Keenan, Gloria Arianna Giglloli, Lanie Heller, Rudy Vogel, Tracy Michell Griggs, Fiona Christian, Alon Goldsmith, Shirley Drevich, Emily Rose, Janine Graf, Jessy Cooper, Diane Sebo Powers, Rosanna Cappiello, Laura Towers, Cat Morris, Catherine Restivo, Lene Basma Horsnell
The Grim Reaper Cometh
As All Hallows’ Eve approacheth my thoughts turneth to darkest dread,
Whilst in old age I harboureth a deep fear of seeing this one’s grim head;
Me thinks the Grim Reaper cometh this time with his scythe in hand,
Which striketh maximum fear in me and maketh him feel quite so grand.
Death and darkness doth pervade this spirit’s intent from that great beyond,
And bringeth one a chilling fear if one’s destiny be unending Hellspawn;
All Hallows’ Eve is the image I conjureth of my imminent departure,
But I hopeth for divine intervention and protection during this departure.
For I shan’t want to feel the fear and malediction of the Grim Reaper’s gaze,
As he eerily walketh in the deep mist to bringeth my soul into that darkest haze;
I prayeth then Oh Lord God, haveth an Angel escort me on my final trip beyond,
And spareth me the Grim Reaper’s terrifying visit and his image of Hellspawn.
I asketh thy divine power and all goodness in protecting my eternal spirit and soul,
And delivereth them to Heaven on All Hollows’ Eve most sound and quite whole!
Amen! Amen! Amen!
Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, Schoeningen, Germany
(October 25, 2014) (Shakespearean Sonnet in a Rhyme poetic format)
Image copyright – Jennifer Bracewell